San Francisco Symphony. Tips for Planning Your Next Visit

San Francisco Symphony is one of the most renowned orchestras in the world. Founded in 1911, the Symphony has been delighting audiences with its stirring music for over a century. San Francisco Symphony is known for its innovative programming, its virtuoso musicians, and its stunning performances. Whether you’re a classical music lover or just looking for an enjoyable evening out, San Francisco Symphony is sure to please. 

San Francisco Symphony has been a cultural touchstone in the Bay Area for over a century. The Symphony’s mission is to enrich the lives of their audiences, from the youngest members to seasoned veterans, by performing great symphonic music in the acoustically rich halls of Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California. San Francisco Symphony gives many concerts a year and plays to thousands of  people annually. The symphony is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence, to the production of concerts of the highest quality, and to the presentation of the great symphonic repertoire.

The home venue of the San Francisco Symphony is Davies Symphony Hall. This hall is located in the heart of San Francisco and is one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect concert halls in the world. Davies Symphony Hall is an architectural and musical gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hall seats 2,743 guests, making it the second-largest symphony hall in the Bay Area.

Davies Symphony Hall program in January 2022

January 13-15, 2022
  • Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven & Brahms
January 16, 2022
  • Chamber Music at Davies Symphony Hall
  • An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
January 20-22, 2022
  • MTT: Gautier Capuçon Plays Shostakovich
January 27-29, 2022
  • MTT: Yuja Wang & Mahler 1
January 30, 2022
  • Chamber Music at Gunn Theater at The Legion of Honor
  • Sasha Cooke: How Do I Find You

What makes Davies Symphony Hall a special place for classical music lovers

Davies Symphony Hall is a premier San Francisco venue for world-renowned orchestras, chamber orchestras, solo artists, and more. Since its opening in 1980, the hall has hosted the best in classical, jazz, pop, and world music. The hall also hosts student and community performances, lectures, and other events. Davies Symphony Hall is a San Francisco landmark and a timeless gathering place for music lovers. Music of all genres and ages is performed here.

Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Travel Association

Experience some of the best sound and acoustics in San Francisco at  Davies Symphony Hall concert. San Francisco’s crown jewel for music-lovers, Davies Symphony Hall offers you many concerts in 2022, so don’t miss these spectacles.

The Best of Classical Music Coming to Davies Symphony Hall This Season

For more than 50 years, Encore has been connecting the arts, culture and community. From Broadway to lavish operas, symphony to chamber music, whatever the genre, Encore provides an up-to-date list of concerts, shows and live performances in the Bay Area and Seattle. 

If you’re thinking about visiting San Francisco for the first time, here are some helpful tips to make your trip as smooth as possible. See a  list of upcoming concerts at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Don’t forget to check the Encore Spotlight calendar of classical music concerts, visit the event and enjoy the performance!

What could you do in San Francisco?

If you are a tourist and would like to visit top attractions in San Francisco, visit Alcatraz Island, shop at Union Square, see the Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the city’s many attractions. San Francisco is a city teeming with so many fantastic things to do. There’s always something new happening in the city, and the best way to discover the latest events is by visiting Encore’s Things To Do guide. San Francisco  is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and with good reason: this coastal city is absolutely breathtaking. It’s no surprise that San Francisco is a top spot for international visitors! 

Photo by eriick. San Francisco Travel Association

If you love performing arts, there’s nothing like experiencing classical music in an intimate setting with family and friends. San Francisco Bay Area has a rich tradition of classical music. Some of the most popular performances include The San Francisco Symphony with their diverse repertoire of orchestral classics, Broadway hits and film scores. Here you can enjoy the many concerts that will take place throughout  2022

The Bay Area is a thriving hub for arts and culture, with many of the best galleries, scenes and museums in the country. There is plenty to see and do in the Bay Area, including  California Academy of Sciences, and de Young Museum. Art galleries, museums, theaters, concerts, and street fairs are just some of the art experiences awaiting.

California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. Photo by fannymslrd. San Francisco Travel Association

A great way to get to know the city is to visit San Francisco’s live music scene. San Francisco is home to many popular venues where you can listen to the top-notch performances. Explore the most eclectic events in the Bay Area. Find concerts, festivals, live music, and more in San Francisco and the Bay Area. See what’s on at mainstream and lesser-known venues in San Francisco and the Bay Area on Encore Spotlight Things to Do.

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