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San Francisco Symphony Review

One of America's top orchestras, the San Francisco Symphony performs from September through May, with additional summer performances of light classical music and show tunes; visiting artists perform here the rest of the year. The orchestra and its charismatic music director, Michael Tilson Thomas, who is known for his daring programming of 20th-century American works (most notably his Grammy Award–winning Mahler cycle), often perform with soloists of the caliber of Andre Watts, Gil Shaham, and Renée Fleming. The adventuresome side of the organization is amply illustrated by this symphony's collaboration with the heavy-metal group Metallica. David Byrne has performed here, as well. Tickets run from $15 to $100.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., at Grove St. Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/864–6000
  • Website:
  • Location: San Francisco
Updated: 04-04-2013

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