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

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Jan 26, 2022



Banks replaces cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, who has had to withdraw from her recital on June 1

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing has had to withdraw from her Spotlight Series recital with pianist Minhye Cho at Davies Symphony Hall on June 1, 2022. In her place, classical saxophonist Steven Banks will be joined by pianist Xaj Bjerken for a program including Paul Creston’s Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Johannes Brahms’ Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, no.1 (arranged for saxophone), and Banks’ own composition, Come As You Are.

Patrons who purchased tickets for the June 1 concert do not need to do anything; tickets and seat location will be honored for the recital. For assistance with tickets, contact the Box Office by phone at 415-864-6000, email at [email protected], or in person at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

Calendar editors, please note: 

Tickets for concerts at Davies Symphony can be purchased via or by calling the San Francisco Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000. Tickets for this concert are $60.

Davies Symphony Hall is located at 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

Health & Safety Information 
Davies Symphony Hall is currently operating at full audience capacity. The San Francisco Symphony requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone ages 12 and up entering Davies Symphony Hall—including patrons, performers, volunteers, and staff. Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine or other WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine administered two weeks or more in advance of the concert. For those eligible, proof of a COVID-19 booster—received at least one week prior to each event—is required for entrance into Davies Symphony Hall beginning February 1. Audience members between the ages of 5 and 11 must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 48 hours of the event, or antigen [rapid] test within 24 hours of the event). Audience members under age 5 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 48 hours of the event, or antigen [rapid] test within 24 hours of the event). Based on health and safety recommendations from the City and County of San Francisco and due to the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, all patrons are required to wear a non-vented respirator, such as a N95, KN95, KF94, or equivalent face mask while inside Davies Symphony Hall. Details about health and safety protocols at Davies Symphony Hall can be found here.  
Steven Banks & Xak Bjerken
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7pm

Steven Banks saxophone
Xak Bjerken piano

PAUL CRESTON Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, no.1 (arranged for saxophone)
STEVEN BANKS Come As You Are  

Tickets: $60.
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