The SF Symphony opening gala was beyond incredible. This was my first symphony experience and I can definitely see myself going many more times.
Before the symphony started playing Michael Tilson Thomas gave a quick overview of Roman Festivals. This was useful because I had done almost zero “homework” for the event (Apart from renting a tuxedo. Which I think I look excellent in). Once they started playing I was captivated. It was, simply put, beautiful. I was amazed by how the music makes you feel, experience, and in some ways, be a part of the four celebrations that Roman Festivals encompasses. The musical talent of the San Francisco Symphony is simply staggering. The second half of the event featured vocal performances. Here too I was blown away by how fantastic each of the vocalists were. The interplay between the vocalists and the symphony was delightful to watch.
If you enjoy music I would highly recommend going to the symphony.