Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415 864 6000
This gleaming, mirror-walled, glass-enclosed cylinder seats 2,743 and the acoustics are phenomenal, thanks to a major renovation of the interior in 1992. If the minimalist look of the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is somewhat disquieting, given the Beaux Arts look of the rest of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
, never mind. Like the symphony itself, the 9,000 pipes of the Ruffati organ that looms behind the stage makes quite a statement.