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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Jul 14, 2022


New program details announced for Opening Night Gala and All San Francisco concert

Added concert on September 15 celebrates Fiesta Patrias and Hispanic Heritage Month
Added holiday programming includes The Colors of Christmas, Cool Yule Christmas, Holiday Gaiety, How the Grinch Stole Christmas—Film with Live Orchestra, Holiday Brass, Elf—Film with Live Orchestra, and A Merry-Achi Christmas

Single tickets for all 2022–23 concerts can be purchased online starting July 16 at 12pm via

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Single tickets for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2022–23 season go on sale Saturday, July 16 starting 10am via the Davies Symphony Hall box office and will be available online and via phone beginning 12pm the same day. For the full 2022–23 concert schedule, please refer to the 2022–23 Season Calendar. To learn more about the 2022–23 season, read the Season Announcement press release.

Program details have been announced for the San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala concert on September 23 and All San Francisco concert on September 22. The concert program for both performances will feature the complete incidental music to Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed in collaboration with San Francisco-based African-American Shakespeare Company. Actors from the company, along with other special guests to be announced, will perform scenes from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream interspersed between movements of Mendelssohn’s incidental music. The San Francisco Symphony’s collaboration with the African-American Shakespeare Company continues the Orchestra’s season-opening partnerships with other prominent arts organizations from the San Francisco community following the 2021 opening week collaboration with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

A newly added concert on September 15 celebrates Fiesta Patrias and Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Ballet Folklórico de los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, with Enrico Lopez-Yanez conducting the San Francisco Symphony. Festivities kick off with a special guest performance by singer-songwriter Lupita Infante.
On December 6–7, beloved, long-running holiday program The Colors of Christmas returns to Davies Symphony Hall for the first time since 2015, featuring vocalists Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley. Other newly announced holiday concerts include Cool Yule Christmas, conducted by Steven Reineke and featuring vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Tony Desare along with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, December 13; Holiday Gaiety, co-emceed by Edwin Outwater and Peaches Christ, with Outwater conducting the SF Symphony, December 15; Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas—Film with Live Orchestra, December 16–17; Holiday Brass, conducted by Edwin Outwater and featuring members of the SF Symphony, December 20; Jon Favreau’s Elf—Film with Live Orchestra, December 21–22; and A Merry-Achi Christmas with Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández, December 23 (the San Francisco Symphony does not appear in this concert).
Tickets for all individual concerts in the 2022–23 San Francisco Symphony season can be purchased starting 10am on Saturday, July 16 via the Davies Symphony Hall box office located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco, and will be available online via or by calling the Davies Symphony Hall box office at 415-864-6000 beginning 12pm the same day. For a limited time, patrons have the option to save more than 25% over single tickets when selecting any 3 concerts from the 2022–23 season.
As a special celebration of single ticket on-sale day, the first 200 people in line at the box office on July 16 will get to choose from an assortment of breakfast foods and coffee drinks from Los Kuyas food truck.

* Special Box Office Hours:
Saturday, July 16 special box office hours are 10am–6pm. Phones at 12pm.

Health & Safety Information  
Davies Symphony Hall is currently operating at full audience capacity. A face covering is required for entry into Davies Symphony Hall and must be worn at all times. The SF Symphony strongly recommends that patrons wear a non-vented respirator, such as an N95, KN95, or KF94 face mask. The San Francisco Symphony requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone entering Davies Symphony Hall ages 12 and up who’s eligible—including patrons, performers, volunteers, and staff. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or other WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, proof of booster shots is not required. Patrons under age 12 must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 2 days of event entry or antigen [rapid] test taken within 1 day of event entry.

For those patrons under age 12 who wish to show verification of a negative COVID-19 test result, the following are acceptable as proof: a printed document (from the test provider or laboratory); or an email, text message, web page, or application (app) screen displayed on a phone or mobile device from the test provider or laboratory. The information should include person’s name, type of test performed, negative test result, and date the test was administered. A photo verifying negative test results from a self-administered antigen [rapid] test taken within 1 day of event entry is also acceptable. Additionally, patrons may bring unopened at-home rapid tests with them to Davies Symphony Hall to take with a verified EMT present. Details about health and safety protocols at Davies Symphony Hall can be found here.

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