The San Diego Symphony is excited to present its winter-spring 2022 concert season, which will give the orchestra an opportunity for continued growth with 31 performances of classical and contemporary masterworks. This includes music at nine venues in the downtown city or across County including The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park where they are offering free open rehearsals on November 15th from 7:00 pm – 9 PM.
You’ll never hear a boring concert here! Hear us perform some of our favorite classical and contemporary masterworks from January 15 through May 28. With “Hear Us Here,” we can’t wait to bring you great music performed by outstanding artists in the most intimate setting possible-the perfect way for any lover of sounds, songs, or storytelling techniques that span centuries.”
✨ “HEAR US HERE” IN 2022! ✨ The winter-spring 2022 concert season will consist of 31 performances, with concerts performed at NINE VENUES in the city & across the County! 🎼— San Diego Symphony (@SanDiegoSymph) November 8, 2021
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A huge and diverse orchestra for an even more immersive experience than ever before, Led by Music Director Rafael Payare. The new concert season of music starts off with a bang as the world’s most prestigious symphony arrives at your doorstep! A true masterpiece from ages ago awaits you: Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D Minor “Choral”. It will be conducted by none other than our very own resident maestro; he is known internationally today – if not already then soon after hearing this performance- because his talent knows no bounds when it comes to the classical orchestral repertoire as we know so well here– Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.
This year, the San Diego Symphony will present a diverse range of artists and composers with their spring concert series. The lineup includes ten female guest artists in three different conductors from BIPOC communities; seven works for orchestra by Latin American composers like Osvaldo Golijov (Last Round), Andrés Martín (Concerto For Double Bass) , and Tijuana-based composers to name only a few. This is not just any symphony either – it’s Also programming rich commissions including premiering new pieces written specifically for this event as well two world premieres commissioned by them too “Osceola” composed by Indigenous recorder player Orlando Barnechea del Río & Colombian violinist/composerGust.
The San Diego Symphony is making waves with its “Hear Us Here” tour of the city! The Rady Shell, a new public park and event venue that was inaugurated on August 5 hosted 28 performances in its first two months drawing more than 88 thousand people for events. Not only does this space offer music lovers free programs but also rehearsals or just time away from work-out – there are plenty of activities to keep you busy all year round at Jacobs Park whether it be during your morning run through ́round mile track’, taking advantage of one long picnic table under sunny skies?
The Motive Behind Of San Diego Symphony Concert Season
The California Center for the Arts is proud to present Hear Us Here! The winter-spring season will feature performances from multiple programs at this wonderful venue. Guests can see your favorite shows, including Dance Theater of Harlem’s iconic On Our Own Ground series in a theater experience like no other with breathtaking views and elegant acoustics.
The diverse San Diego Symphony will be on tour this fall with performances at the beautiful Baker-Baum Concert Hall in La Jolla, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on San Diego Bay, and near downtown to close out 2018. They’re also set for individual shows across town like an encore date of sorts by heading down south into Solana Beach where you can catch them playing right outside SeaWorld’s new aquarium that just opened. Ahead up soon we’ll get another taste from one of our favorite venues when they take over Joan B Kroc Theater as partook performing arts center located next door.
The San Diego Symphony will be performing an exclusive concert for the benefit of Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic at McCallum Theatre in November. The Barbara Fremont Foundation has also offered to sponsor this event, providing that all proceeds are donated towards charity.
After exploring opportunities on both sides – Mexico and California- officials have speculated about how their respective borders may open up again soon enough so visitors can once more enjoy music across international lines without worrying about crossing into another country illegally or being denied entry because they lack necessary paperwork like visas/permits etc.
The Comment By The Music Promoter
Music Director Rafael Payare said, “I’m so looking forward to the coming season as we finally get a chance to perform music from Berlioz with Symphonie Fantastique. In addition, we will be presenting Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn in a concert at The Rady Shell this year! Last but not least, our final performance of the Calendar Year is going off without any glitches when you can end it all by watching Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony.”
Chief Executive Officer Martha A. Gilmer said, “Our ‘Hear Us Here’ season is a new way for us to fulfill our constant mission: To make the music of San Diego Symphony an integral part of everyone’s life and provide them with pride that they can call their own.”
Who will Bring Back To The San Diego Symphony Concert?
The San Diego Symphony is bringing back its Music Connects programs for the first time since Covid-19, this exciting one-hour concert brings classical music to everyone in your community. With performances across all ages and genres of the genre, there’s something that can satisfy anyone.
- Foothills United Methodist Church (La Mesa)
- St. Brigid Parish (Pacific Beach)
- St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (Clairemont)
- Southwestern College (Chula Vista). Programming
Who Will Be The Special Guest At Concert Season?
The San Diego Symphony will be hosting four intimate chamber concerts this season, featuring members of their orchestra and special guest artists. On January 11th they’ll perform a program with guitarist Jason Vieaux who’ll play music from Spain and Italy on March 1st Pacho Flores is performing soloist performing Paco Iago Arriaga’s Danzón as well as his own compositions for a trumpet before an audience at The Conrad’s Baker-Baum Concert Hall in La Jolla that evening where he has been invited back by request; likewise, Benjamin Hochman performs the Brahms’ Piano Quintet which had its debut alongside works composed exclusively just for him.
The Symphony and San Diego Opera, a long-standing partnership that has produced two performances this season. In February the company will present Mozart’s Così fan Tutte conducted by Bruce Stasyna at Civic Theatre in Downtown San Diego; it was last performed during his innovative drive-in performance The Barber of Seville earlier this year (GR).
Beginning in January, the San Diego Symphony will conduct a range of auditions throughout the spring as it looks to fill seven positions that are currently vacant. This follows fall 2021’s successful attempt at filling six other previous vacancies with candidates from around Southern California and beyond! It is not just about being able to find talented musicians for this orchestra; they have been working closely alongside Sphinx Organization – an organization dedicated solely to diversity within arts by supporting artists at every level through coaching sessions & orchestral partner opportunities like masterclass coaching programs or even simply attending rehearsals when available.”
“Hear Us Here”, Winter-Spring Season Highlights
This winter-spring season, the Jacobs Music Center’s Masterworks celebrates Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique (January 28 & 29), US Premiere of Paquito D’Rivera Concerto venezolano on February 26 and 2 PM with Chevalier de Saint Georges Violin Concertos 9) at 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Prokofiev violin concerto 1st will play May 21 through June 2nd; followed by Beethoven Symphony No.”
The Symphony’s commitment to diversity is exemplified by a diverse array of guest artists and conductors, as well as the compositions which make up this season. The orchestra will perform works from seven composers-of color including Joseph Boulogne who holds an important place in Western classical music history due to his African ancestry being one among its earliest known contributors.
They also showcase William Grant Still’s Darker America, a symphonic poem written over seventy years ago exploring themes such sorrowful folk songs reminiscent of collectible blues melodies or hymns steeped with faith–portraying Americans at their lowest ebb but still clinging onto what makes them human: love for each other.
The San Diego Symphony continues its 2015-16 season with a very special guest conductor. Guest Conductor Edo de Waard leads two programs highlighted by Dvořák’s Symphony No 8 (January 15 & 16) and Mozart’s Symphonic no 38 (April 27 – 29). Additional guest conductors include Christopher Dragon leading thematic pairing of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Piazzolla’s “The four seasons” featuring Tijana composer Andrés Martín( February 3 -6), Jonathan Heyward in Shostakovich 9 march 16 18 and Ankush Kumar Bahl Mendelssohn 4 Double Bass concert.
The symphony’s season continues with an all-star lineup of musicians, including some guests you won’t want to miss. Guest artists will be violinist Simone Lamsma who made headlines after being chosen as the new concertmaster for Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero in February this year; Elena Urioste on viola da gamba – a French Baroque cello works three-stringed instrument that was typically played by women during its day because it has a lower range than other string instruments available at time-, Concerto Master Jeff Thayer (Deborah Pate and John Forrest Chair) , Aubree Oliverson piano prodigy who’s currently touring Europe playing Chopin Ballades through Beethoven Diabelli Vari.
The San Diego Symphony is giving its audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with an incredible 12 concert package. This includes each Masterworks program performed across four venues, starting at just $388 for most packages! You can also get smaller ones that showcase different works.
San Diego Symphony Jacobs Masterworks
- Saturday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m.: Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring , Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and Dvořák’s Symphony No 8 . San Diego Civic Theatre. Featuring Edo de Waart as the Conductor with Simone Lamsma on violin for this incredible concert by our wonderful city of music.
- Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m.: Still can’t get enough of Still’s Darker America? Catch the show at San Diego Civic Theatre this month. Music Director Rafael Payare and pianist George Li will be leading you through Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43 as well as Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique–Op 14 featuring some classical sounds pretty much guaranteed to blow your mind.
- Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.: In a world-class concert hall, these four composers wrote pieces to be performed by some of today’s finest musicians. Hear them live in person at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall.
- Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring conductor Christopher Dragon and violinist Elena Urioste. Golijov’s Last Round Vivaldi Le quattro stagioni Op 8 RV 269 Piazzolla will be heard at The Village Church this Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm.
- Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m.: A violinist from the symphony band will be performing a variety of pieces by different composers. The most popular being Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” an Opus 8 RV 269 in addition to Piazzolla’s composition that combines Paraguayan folklore with European classical music–featuring conductor Christopher Dragon and Elena Urioste on their instruments for this recital at Southwestern College Performing Arts Center next week.
- Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m.: Norman’s Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash, Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, D’Rivera’sConcerto Venezolano for Trumpet and Orchestra , Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 featuring Rafael Payare on trumpet with Pacho Flores. San Diego Civic Theatre.
- Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.: Norman’s Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash, a concerto of water droplets and strings for stringed instruments by Neruda. Trumpet player Rafael Payare will join the Arizona Symphony in this piece when they perform it at The McCallum Theatre on October 5th; then Pacho Flores (a well-known trumpeter from Venezuela) takes over.
- Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m.: The Baker-Baum Concert Hall is a place where artists come to perform and audiences can be treated with world class performances. The venue features Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn, Saint George’s Violin Concerto No 9 in G Major Op 8 , and Mozart’s Serenade no 10 from B flat major K 361 (370a). Rafael Payare will be joining up violinist Jeff Thayer for an unforgettable evening at this year’s Gran Partita event.
- Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.: Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, No. 3 Op 72b Mozart’s Piano Concerto 24 In C minor K 491 and Shostakovich 9th Symphony featuring conductor Jonathan Heyward & pianist Yeol Eum Son California Center for Arts Escondido 340 North ExConde Dr.,Escondido.
- Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.: Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor K 491 and Shostakvich’s Symphony no 9 featuring conductor Jonathan Heyward with pianist Yeol Eum Son The Village Church Rancho Santa Fe.
- Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.: I am excited to join the San Diego Symphony and perform alongside world-renowned pipa player Wu Man. This will be an unforgettable experience.
- Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.: Two classic works by two of the greatest composers are performed in this concert. Martín’s Double Bass Concerto No 1 and Mendelssohn symphony no 4, “Italian” featuring conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl with bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris playing beautifully on their instrument. The California Center for Arts Escondido is where you can see them perform live.
- Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.: Martín’s Double Bass Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4 “Italian,” featuring conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl with bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris playing in Joan B Kroc Theatre at Salvation Army Kroc Center 6845 University Ave Rolando.
- Saturday, April 23 ,at 2 p.m.: The PHAME Performing Arts Center has announced a concert to celebrate the opening of their new facility. They will be hosting Martín’s Double Bass Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4, “Italian”. The performers include Ankush Kumar Bahl as conductor alongside bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris for this performance on October 5th at 6:30pm at Patrick Henry High School in Del Cerro.
- Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.: The symphony began with Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 in D Major, which was followed by Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto from Opus 64 for violins and orchestra E minor -Mozart himself being the concertmaster on this occasion-as well as K 504: Prague featuring Edo de Waart who served both composer roles here along side Aubree Oliverson leading violinist performing before an enthusiastic audience last night at Cal Coast Studios.
- Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.: This is a concert for the ages! The Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Op 64 and Mozart’s symphony no 38 K 504 will be featured at Poway Center For Performing Arts on 15498 Espola Road- don’t miss it.
- Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.: “Edo de Waart and Aubree Oliverson are such an incredible violin team. Their rich tone blends beautifully with Haydn’s symphony in D Major, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto No 1 Op 64m Mozart’s Symphony 38 K 504 Prague featuring Edo as Principal Guest Conductor at The Village Church Rancho Santa Fe.”
- Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, at 5 p.m.: This concert will be a treat for the ears. Playful and elegant, it features pieces that are both modern in their complexity as well as symphonic to bring out every detail of these scores with perfect precision by way of conductor Tianyi Lu who has been leading orchestras since childhood; pianist Gabriela Martinez playing alongside him throughout this beautiful night under stars at Jacobs Park.
- Saturday, May 14, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 5 p.m.: The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is where you can hear Grieg’s selections from Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 23 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor , recorded by Jahja Ling with Yefim Bronfman on piano for an exquisite experience like no other.
- Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, at 5 p.m.: Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to Rady Shell at Jacobs Park this weekend for his annual summer concert. The program includes works by Prokofiev, Ravel and Debussy with Rafael Payare on violin.
- Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, at 5 p.m.: Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Op 125- Choral featuring Rafael Payare on cello with Alisa Weilerstein doubling up as both soloist and conductor for this performance at Rady Shell Corral (ON SCENE).
- Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m.: The string quartet by Verdi, the fandango quintet of Boccherini and works for solo guitar are all part of this concert. The Baker-Baum Concert Hall is an excellent venue to enjoy these pieces so come early or buy tickets now.
- Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.: We’re excited to announce that the program for this year’s festival will be announced soon. Stay tuned.
- Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.: The Quintet in F Minor, performed by pianist Benjamin Hochman and his ensemble.
Season Ticket Packages
The San Diego Symphony is always looking for new ways of bringing people into its venue. These four subscription packages are available on Monday, starting at 10 am.
A three-concert package will be held at either the Civic Theatre or California Center For The Arts in Escondido ($66). There’s also a 4 concert deal happening this year with Rady Shell Theater which costs $88-$388 per ticket and includes 7 concerts over 12 days around downtown area venues like Balboa Park or scenic areas near Pacific Beach – perfect if you want some outdoor singing 🙂
And finally, there’s “The Grand Tour” featuring 24 performances across 2 months–the best seats can go as high as 947$.
Single tickets: Starting on Friday, Dec. 5 there will be special rates available for groups looking to book an event at one of our venues! You can purchase your tickets here and get them delivered right away or contact us if you have any questions about what size space would work best with the number in mind (whether it’s 150 people or 1,500). The price per head starts below $25 which is great considering most other docks charge upwards of 3x that amount just because they’re downtown cores – not including all their extra fees but still charging enough where we often lose business overpricing alone.
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