San Diego Symphony
The San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences from popular acts to performances by some of the most renowned classical performers today.
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From Beethoven to Brahms, to Broadway and beyond, the world-class San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences. Innovative and educational programs are designed for all ages and cultures.
During the indoor season from October through May, the symphony performs at Jacob Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, offering a Jacobs Masterworks classical repertoire, a Fox Theatre Film Series, Family Concerts and Jazz @ The Jacobs, showcasing popular guest artists.
Under music director Jahja Ling, the Jacobs Masterworks series offers everything from Ravel to Rachmaninoff, and features internationally renowned artists such as Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman and Gil Shaham. For young concert-goers, entertaining and enlightening Family Concerts invite audiences to share the wonder of classical music with the entire family. Pre-concert activities begin at 1 p.m. and are free to all ticket holders.
Experience great American cinema and thrilling live organ music during the Symphony’s unique Fox Theatre Film Series bringing silent films once again to the silver screen. Films for 2016-2017 include: “Phantom of the Opera” (1925) and “The Freshman” (1939). Noted organist Russ Peck provides the soundtrack on the center’s own mighty Fox Theatre Pipe Organ. For films screening with the live orchestra, don’t miss “Home Alone” (1990), “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001), and the beloved “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).
During Jazz @ The Jacobs concerts, hear the wonders of Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis and other musical greats. The series is guided by curator Gilbert Castellanos.
Rounding out the 2016-2017 indoor season are special concerts including Flamenco singer Diego El Cigala, the renowned Vienna Boys Choir, world-famous Irish-Celtic musicians the Chieftains and many more diverse performances.
From July through September, the symphony presents the outdoor “Bayside Summer Nights” season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music — and new this summer, three Thursday night jazz concerts. This festive atmosphere on San Diego’s picturesque waterfront kicks off July 1-3 with the patriotic “Star-Spangled Pops,” an all-American program along with a military salute and fireworks show, and closes over Labor Day weekend with the rousing “1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular.” “Bayside Summer Nights” is again led by maestro Matthew Garbutt.
Noteworthy is the symphony’s commitment to educating future audiences through Young People’s Concerts, school outreach programs and community programs like the Young Artist Competition, Symphony Storytime and the four-concert Family Festival series.
The 2016-2017 season brings many opportunities to hear the orchestra in a broad range of concerts. Buy your tickets today and experience the transformative power of great music at the San Diego Symphony! http://www.sandiegosymphony.org/
Located in Downtown San Diego
750 B St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Jacobs Music Center
at Copley Symphony Hall
Located in Embarcadero
Embarcadero Marina Park South
San Diego , CA 92101
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