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Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

Home of the San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall opened in 1980 as the home of the San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall -Collaboratively designed by architects and acousticians to create an auditorium that allows sound to rise to its very top, this modern but warm space captures and diffuses music throughout the audience, creating an intimate setting that belies the stature of the building itself.
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
With sweeping views of San Francisco City Hall and the War Memorial Opera House, the curved glass-enclosed lobby offers an unmatched view of San Francisco’s Civic Center. The 2739-seat auditorium is ideal for concerts, speakers, readings, and presentations. Named for the most generous benefactor of its construction, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is dedicated to the joy of music.


  • Performance Audience: 2739, including Terrace seating behind the stage
  • Standing Receptions: 1000, across multiple levels
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San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony, a cornerstone of the city’s vibrant cultural landscape, stands as one of the leading orchestras in the world. Since its inception in 1911, the Symphony has grown into an internationally acclaimed institution, celebrated for its innovative programming, community engagement, and commitment to education. Under the baton of a series of distinguished conductors, the most notable being Michael Tilson Thomas, who served as Music Director from 1995 to 2020, the Symphony has achieved new heights of artistic excellence.

Performing at the acoustically splendid Davies Symphony Hall in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, the Symphony offers a diverse repertoire that spans from Baroque to contemporary music. The orchestra is dedicated to bringing music to people of all ages and backgrounds, evident in its various community programs and educational initiatives aimed at inspiring the next generation of musicians and music lovers. The Symphony’s adventurous approach to programming includes the commissioning of new works, multimedia performances, and collaborations with artists across different genres, making classical music accessible and relevant to a modern audience.

The San Francisco Symphony’s discography is extensive, with numerous recordings that have garnered critical acclaim and several prestigious awards, including Grammy Awards for its innovative interpretations of Mahler and other composers. The Symphony’s radio broadcasts and digital offerings allow audiences worldwide to experience its captivating performances.

Beyond its musical achievements, the Symphony plays a crucial role in San Francisco’s cultural community, contributing to the city’s reputation as a major center for the arts. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation, and outreach, the San Francisco Symphony continues to enchant audiences with its dynamic performances and creative vision, cementing its position as a beacon of artistic brilliance.

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