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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
+1 415-864-6000
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Pink Martini with the SF Symphony was terrific.

Pink Martini played with the San Francisco Symphony and together they were powerful and put on a... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Sacramento, California
The San Francisco Symphony - among the best in the world.

Think of the world's great concert halls. The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Opera... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Oakland, California
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Presents and performs over 220 concerts annually, from September through July. In 2011-12 celebrates its 100th centennial season- learn more at our website.
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201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
Civic Center
+1 415-864-6000
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pink Martini played with the San Francisco Symphony and together they were powerful and put on a rewarding show. The venue is nice and parking is convenient.

Thank dereklink
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Think of the world's great concert halls. The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Opera Bastille in Paris. Lincoln Center in New York City. San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall doesn't yet have the history of those storied venues, but it's history is growing. Young artists like...More

Thank C2000Consulting
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We are Hitchcock fans so this was a must see! Symphony played the background music to Alfred Hitchcock's movie Vertigo. To top it off, Kim Novak who starred with Jimmy Stewart chatted with the audience prior to the screening. Kim Novak is an artist and...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I don't need to say more. You either got it, or you won't. The full program was: Haydn Symphony No. 69, Laudon; Sibelius Symphony No. 3; Beethoven Symphony No. 5. And there was a free, open-seating talk that starts one hour before the performance. The...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Would definitely recommend going to SF Symphony if you have time. The programs are always full with interesting shows and themes and the composers are amazing. The hall itself is gorgeous as well and it is possible to find decently priced seats.

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with an evening at the symphony. The hall is lovely and well tuned. Arrive about 30 minutes before curtain. (Actually there is no curtain). You can dress casually but I like to dress up. If you are from the area, buy...More

Thank Judyrsi
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I have gone several times as a school chaperone. The performances for schools were wonderful and informative. I can't wait to go on my own without 30-60 students to manage. The venue itself is gorgeous. The performances I have been to on many occasions have...More

Thank Savvy-Sailorette
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm a season subscriber and have been for a number of years. I am always impressed with the consistent, polished presentation of the symphony. Also, the soloists and other performers are best in class. Davies Symphony Hall is a comfortable venue, good acoustics and easy...More

Thank zara06
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Be sure to arrive early enough to hear the talk: it is more than worth your time and will enhance your listening experience. The orchestra is superb and the acoustics are fabulous. The selections are varied and interesting. We sat on the side above the...More

1  Thank PhotographVagabond
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The San Francisco Symphony is a first rate orchestra with an outstanding director in Michael Tilson Thomas. I did not get to see him in the performance I attended, but mine was an enjoyable mixture of Hayden and Beethoven with a guest conductor. The hall...More

Thank rowlandsville
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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25 May 2015|
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Response from Cameron0128 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I'm from Australia & booked with the box office in advance so as not to miss out. However I did notice a few vacant seats the night I attended so probably no problem for a last minute ticket.