San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
TICKETS TO THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S FIRST-EVER OKTOBERFEST NOW ON SALE
Resident Conductor Christian Reif leads celebration Tuesday, October 3 with a festive presentation of Bavarian-inspired tunes, festive drinking songs and complimentary beer at Davies Symphony Hall
Special VIP packages include biergarten access with unlimited beer, German bites, a polka band dance party, and other festivities before and after the concert
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Resident Conductor Christian Reif leads the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in a festive Oktoberfest-inspired program featuring Bavarian waltzes and polkas, rollicking opera arias, and traditional drinking songs and games on Tuesday, October 3. Chaired by Bay Area philanthropist Libby Leffler Hoaglin with Priscilla B. Geeslin as Honorary Chair, the event is an homage to the classic German tradition, and brings the fun and merriment of Oktoberfest to the streets of Hayes Valley and Davies Symphony Hall. An outdoor area just outside the Hall will be transformed into a vibrant and sophisticated pop-up beer garden, complete with unlimited beer, brats, fire pits, and live music for those who purchase a special VIP package. The celebration continues in Davies Hall, with a concert program that includes polkas by Strauss, arias such as Brindisi from Verdi’s La Traviata and “Fin ch'han dal vino” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and a selection of popular German drinking songs. Joining the San Francisco Symphony for this exciting program are soprano Julie Adams, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, baritone Edward Nelson, and tenor David Blalock. Click here to watch a video featuring conductor Christian Reif talking about the upcoming Oktoberfest Celebration.
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: Noon - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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