San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco

San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.

San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor. The Season goes from September to April, with a break in the middle of December and January. When the San Francisco Symphony is on tour, other orchestras visit to fill the void. In July there is a 'Summer in the City' program of light music; August is quiet. Opened in 1980, the building's sweeping wraparound architecture was elegantly designed to compliment the other buildings in the War Memorial complex. Inside, the building was designed to maximize acoustical tones with the exterior glass wall being used as a backdrop to capture sound. To further enhance and refine the sound it has adjustable acrylic acoustical panels around the stage area.
















About San Francisco Symphony

 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

 +1 415-864-6000

 [email protected]


San Francisco Symphony and Nearby Sights on Map

Large Four Piece Reclining Figure

This bronze sculpture was created by English artist Henry Moore in 1973

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery supports a diverse range of Bay Area 'Visual Art' culture by supporting artists projects through collaboration with community organizations, commissioning contemporary art, and curated exhibitions

San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

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San Francisco Opera

There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons

Museum of Performance & Design

The museum is dedicated to celebrating all aspects of the performing arts in San Francisco, from the mid 19th century to the present day

The New Conservatory Theatre Center

The three small New Conservatory theaters present novel, musical, comic, and educational plays

San Francisco City Hall

Designed by Arthur Brown Jr

San Francisco Ballet

The repertory season begins in January and continues through May

Herbst Theater

Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

This four-story tall, 'Beaux-Arts' style building occupies an entire city block in the heart of the Civic Center and has 7,000 seats inside