Davies Symphony Hall - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of the front of the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The picture was taken on the corner of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue, and the main focus is an abstract statue that stands in front of the Davies Symphony Hall. Other important buildings shown in the panorama include the San Francisco City Hall (marked by it's Baroque dome) and the San Francisco Opera House on the opposite side of Grove Street.
Davies Symphony Hall - FURTHER INFORMATION
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Davies Symphony Hall' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
The Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is part of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. This concert hall was built in 1980 and cost $28million. The San Francisco Symphony had previously shared the Opera House with the San Francisco Opera Company and the San Francisco Ballet Company. The expansion allowed each to extend their schedule and host more in-house performances.
Designed to excel acoustically, the Symphony Hall is both visually elegant and technically accomplished in design following extensive renovations and improvements. Now seating a capacity audience of 2743 and featuring the largest concert hall organ in North America, the Fratelli Ruffatti electro-pneumatic pipe organ, performances are advertised throughout the year.
Outside the Symphony Hall is the sculpture seen in this panorama. Artist Henry Moore crafted this installation in bronze entitled 'Large Four Piece Reclining Figure' in 1973.
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave,
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: Most buses pas stops near to the Opera, the 42, 47, 49 and 19F pass down Van Ness Street.