Date: December 6, 2013
City: San Francisco, CA
Venue: Davies Symphony Hall
Artist: San Francisco Symphony
Opening Act(s): n/a
I have previously been to the symphony when they had shown the old Looney Tunes while the orchestra performed every piece of music. It was a lot of fun so I bought a ticket to see the symphony perform while they showed “White Christmas”. Since it was December I thought it would be a nice way to get into the holiday spirit. Unfortunately they had to switch the movie to “Singing in the Rain”. I love the old song and dance movies so decided to keep my ticket to catch this performance.
The set up was the same as it was for Looney Tunes. There was a screen above the orchestra that the movie was projected on. The orchestra began playing with the opening credits. During the intermission I could see the two TV screens that were at the conductor’s stand. One screen showed the movie while the second one had a clock on it. I had wondered how she knew when to cue up the orchestra.
It’d had been awhile since I had seen “Singing in the Rain” so I couldn’t recall all of the music, but the orchestra sounded great. There were times when the audience would clap after a dance routine, which made you wonder if they were applauding for the orchestra or the movie. Even if you are not a classical music lover, attending these types of shows allows you to appreciate the talent of the orchestra as you listen to music that you might be more familiar with. I’m hoping they can show “White Christmas” next year.