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This Weekend: Pixar in Concert

Coming to Davies Symphony Hall this weekend.
Coming to Davies Symphony Hall this weekend. Photo by Joe Scarnici

They do leave Emeryville now and again. At Davies Symphony Hall this Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. (in addition to Friday, July 18 and Sunday, July 20), the San Francisco Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, complete with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each Pixar movie, including its latest release Monsters University. Sarah Hicks will conduct during each event.

In addition, Pixar filmmakers will share behind-the-scenes insights. On July 18 and 20, Toy Story 3 director and Finding Nemo co-director Lee Unkrich will host Pixar in Concert. Also hosting July 18 is John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. On July 19, Ratatouille and The Incredibles writer and director Brad Bird will host.

Specialty cocktails will also be on tap. These are:

· Scream Extractor (Bulleit bourbon, soda, sugar, bitters, orange wheel, maraschino cherry)

· Red Headed Princess (Ketel One vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, salt, cucumber slices)

· Lightning McQueen (berry juice, club soda, lime wedge)

· Infinity and Beyond (lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, ginger ale, dash of grenadine, orange slice)

Come early and sing along with Martuni's pianist, Joe Wicht, in the main lobby!

Chevon is the lead sponsor of Summer & The Symphony, of which this show is a part. Wells Fargo is a supporting sponsor, and Jones Day is the guest artist sponsor. It is also sponsored by the Koret Foundation.

Davies Symphony Hall is located at 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 864-6000 or visit www.sfsymphony.org.

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