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San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

ALYSSA WEINBERGReign of Logic (West Coast Premiere)
GLAZUNOV – Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Gemma New, conductor
Michael Barenboim, violin

A concert that features three Jacobs Masterworks debuts! Gemma New makes her debut conducting a program which begins with the first San Diego performance of Alyssa Weinberg’s Reign of Logic. Described as “fearless…unapologetic…beautiful…transforming” (Kaleidoscope), Weinberg’s work is influenced by her collaborations in multiple artistic genres. Also making his debut, acclaimed violinist Michael Barenboim will perform Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto written in 1904.

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

ALYSSA WEINBERGReign of Logic (West Coast Premiere)
GLAZUNOV – Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Gemma New, conductor
Michael Barenboim, violin

A concert that features three Jacobs Masterworks debuts! Gemma New makes her debut conducting a program which begins with the first San Diego performance of Alyssa Weinberg’s Reign of Logic. Described as “fearless…unapologetic…beautiful…transforming” (Kaleidoscope), Weinberg’s work is influenced by her collaborations in multiple artistic genres. Also making his debut, acclaimed violinist Michael Barenboim will perform Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto written in 1904.

San Diego Opera – One Amazing Night 2019

Stephen Costello — Tenor
Stephen Powell — Baritone
Bruce Stasyna — Conductor

This year’s One Amazing Night concert will leave you breathless when two vocal powerhouses take the stage…one a tenor, the other a baritone, both named Stephen.

Bach Track calls tenor Stephen Costello “as a fabulous singer the best American operatic tenor the world has right now” and New York Classical Review praises his “solid tenor, natural lyrical sense, and suave confidence”. Increasingly in demand around the world, Costello has thrilled San Diego Opera audiences four times – In Recital, as Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, as the lead in Faust, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

Dynamic baritone Stephen Powell will bring his “vocal arsenal that is fully stocked” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, while Opera News praises his” massive voice and commanding presence”. A fan favorite in opera houses all over the world, he has appeared in ten SDO productions including La traviata, the 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, PagliacciCold Sassy TreeOf Mice and Men, and The Conquistador and this season as the lead in Rigoletto.

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

San Diego Symphony – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

San Diego Symphony – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Thestrals and prophecies and Umbridge, oh my! CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the film is projected onto a giant screen and a live symphonic orchestra performs the score. Laugh, cry and cheer at your favorite scenes in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Justin Freer, conductor

San Diego Symphony – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

San Diego Symphony – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Thestrals and prophecies and Umbridge, oh my! CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the film is projected onto a giant screen and a live symphonic orchestra performs the score. Laugh, cry and cheer at your favorite scenes in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Justin Freer, conductor

San Diego Symphony – De Waart Conducts Mahler 4

San Diego Symphony – De Waart Conducts Mahler 4

DELIUS –  “The Walk to the Paradise Garden” from A Village Romeo and Juliet
BARBER –  Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
MAHLER – Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Edo de Waart, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano

Gustav Mahler’s shortest symphony offers a glimpse of heaven from a child’s point of view. Pre-eminent conductor Edo de Waart, who thrilled San Diego audiences last season with his interpretation of Mahler’s First Symphony, returns to lead the composer’s song-driven Fourth. Guest soprano Joélle Harvey, in her SDSO debut, also sings on Samuel Barber’s haunting and nostalgic snapshot of early 20th century Tennessee, Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

San Diego Symphony – De Waart Conducts Mahler 4

San Diego Symphony – De Waart Conducts Mahler 4

DELIUS –  “The Walk to the Paradise Garden” from A Village Romeo and Juliet
BARBER –  Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
MAHLER – Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Edo de Waart, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano

Gustav Mahler’s shortest symphony offers a glimpse of heaven from a child’s point of view. Pre-eminent conductor Edo de Waart, who thrilled San Diego audiences last season with his interpretation of Mahler’s First Symphony, returns to lead the composer’s song-driven Fourth. Guest soprano Joélle Harvey, in her SDSO debut, also sings on Samuel Barber’s haunting and nostalgic snapshot of early 20th century Tennessee, Knoxville: Summer of 1915.