Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

As the home of the San Francisco Symphony, the Louise M. Davis Symphony Hall was opened in 1980. The building was funded by the donations of more than six thousand citizens, as well as a variety of area corporations and businesses. The hall was renovated in 1992, improving the acoustics and creating an upgraded interior. Access for physically disabled people was also improved. Tours of the hall are available every hour from 10 am until 2 pm on Mondays and are led by volunteers. There is an admission charge and discounts are available for seniors and students. The San Francisco Symphony was founded in 1911 and performs about 200 concerts per year. Performances for nearly 60,000 people are given each year free of charge. The symphony is an ambassador for the Bay Area, traveling throughout the country and the world for more than 45 performances annually. They have also created recordings and given radio broadcasts, spreading symphony music to those who would otherwise not have an opportunity to hear a performance. The symphony has a children's program that started in 2002 that allows children and families to see performances online. They also have a youth orchestra program and the symphony is a popular tourist destination for Bay Area children. The San Francisco Symphony meets its goals of providing high quality classical music to the residents and visitors of San Francisco at the Louise M. Davis Symphony Hall.

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