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San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison

Rob Fisher, conductor
Kelli O’Hara, vocals
Matthew Morrison, vocals

Two of Broadway’s brightest stars come together for one glittering evening of American song with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! Matthew Morrison is well-known for his featured roles in Broadway’s HairsprayThe Light in the Piazza and South Pacific as well as the landmark Fox TV series, Glee. Before winning the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for the 2015 revival of The King and IKelli O’Hara was Morrison’s co-star in The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific. Together they and the Symphony will make Copley Symphony Hall shine like the Great White Way!

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

San Diego Symphony – Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Filipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

Note: This “Rush Hour 2.0” concert begins at 6:30pm and runs less than 90 minutes with no intermission. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

GLINKA – Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla (Mariinsky Orchestra)
BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia (San Diego Symphony)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60: Leningrad (Mariinsky Orchestra + San Diego Symphony)

Mariinsky Orchestra
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Join us for a special performance featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra combined with the world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestrafrom St. Petersburg, Russia. This extraordinary concert features the Mariinsky Orchestra performing Glinka’s Russlan and Ludmilla overture and the San Diego Symphony performing (for the first time ever) Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia.

This all-Russian concert comes to a grand conclusion with Maestro Valery Gergiev leading the combined orchestras in a searing performance of Shostakovich’s powerful Leningrad Symphony. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring Mariinsky joining forces with an American orchestra for the very first time, all happening on the stage of Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center!