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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
+1 415-864-6000
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Amazing orchestra but dress the part

Amazing acoustics and a world class symphony orchestra. But people do dress up in San Francisco so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeremy S
via mobile
Rhiannon Giddens was guest vocalist; amazing all the way around

My husband and I flew from Jacksonville FL most of the day and I wanted an event for the evening... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Beth D
Jacksonville, Florida
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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
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+1 415-864-6000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing acoustics and a world class symphony orchestra. But people do dress up in San Francisco so jeans and t-shirts will look out of place.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I flew from Jacksonville FL most of the day and I wanted an event for the evening that would be soothing and entertaining. We entered the building and I was blown away by its beauty. Staff members were easily found for questions...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you see a program that interests you, go. The orchestra is world-class. Unfortunately audiophiles find problems with the acoustics in Davies Hall, but it's OK to my uneducated ear. Hayes Street nearby is a great place for a meal or a drink.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 16 March 2017

On a whim, I decided to see what was playing on a Saturday night and ended up getting $20 front row rush tickets. The hall is beautiful and the quality of the symphony is great. I did feel a bit uncomfortable in jeans, though, when...More

Thank Jillbertnyc
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited SF for the weekend and wanted to experience some culture. Got tickets for only $25 for second tier section. Good view of symphony. Davies Symphony Hall is massive and beautiful.

Thank Elle R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing place to visit... i went there to enjoy Scheherazade 2 by John Adams with the soloist Leila Josefowicz... it was great!

Thank Odair M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Davies Symphony Hall is a *lot* more intimate than I would have imagined. We had seats in the "rear box" section-- which is at the back of the auditorium, but amazingly close to the stage. "Box seats" (chairs) are more comfortable than the fixed seats...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The San Francisco Symphony is one of the finest in the world with top notch musicians. Conductor and Musical Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra with brilliant interpretations and is constantly coming up with innovative programs. The venue is excellent with many wonderful places...More

Thank rdhsheng
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This orchestra totally rocks and they play so nice and this is a guaranteed panty dropper if you on a date.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The San Francisco Symphony is a world class ensemble. This past weekend I heard them perform the soundtrack to On The Waterfront with a screening of the film. It was a riveting and powerful experience. The hall has fantastic, clear sound, which is impressive given...More

Thank Chorpiano
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.