Classical music fans in Davis and Woodland can travel to The City now without worrying about traffic and parking.
Subscriptions are now available for a series of four Thursday matinee performances of the San Francisco Symphony in 2013-14. A bus for subscribers will leave Davis at 9 a.m with stops at Union Square and Davies Hall and will return to Davis the same evening about 6 p.m.
The series of concerts includes:
* Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m.: Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, conducted by Marek Janowski and featuring Martin Helmchen, piano;
* Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m.: Beethoven’s “Romances for Violin and Orchestra”; Mason Bates, “Alternative Energy”; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring Bates, electronica;
* Thursday, April 3, 2 p.m.: Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony in C Major, “The Great,” conducted by Herbert Blomstedt and featuring Carey Bell, clarinet; and
* Thursday, May 2, 2014, 2 p.m.: J.S. Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4; C.P.E. Bach, Cello Concerto No. 3; C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in G major; J.S. Bach “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen,” conducted by Ton Koopman, and featuring Carolyn Sampson, soprano, and Davis High School graduate Mark Inouye, trumpet.
The bus departs from and returns to the corner of Elmwood Drive and West Eighth Street in Central Davis. Free street parking is available on Elmwood Drive.
Concert/bus packages for the four concerts range from $308 to $768, depending upon the location of the seats in Davies Hall. Round-trip bus transportation is included in the package price.
All subscription orders are by mail only and must be accompanied by payment. Mail orders to San Francisco Symphony Patron Services, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585. For more information, call 415-864-6000.
Questions about the Davis bus package? Contact Shipley Walters at 530-756 -7911 or AShipW@aol.com.