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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.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Symphony – Jurassic Park in Concert

San Diego Symphony – Jurassic Park in Concert

JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT
A Fox Theatre Film Series Presentation

Scott Terrell, conductor

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael CrichtonJurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen before.

Now audiences can experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with the San Diego Symphony performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome…to Jurassic Park!

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Symphony – A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

San Diego Symphony – A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Sameer Patel, conductor
Nuvi Mehta, narrator

Where does the bassoon come from? Is a French horn really French? In this introduction to the orchestra, we’ll explore how humans have created instruments to tell a story and how technology has shaped how we create sound. We’ll use both our imagination and problem-solving skills as we dive into the basics of an orchestra.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Symphony – Rush Hour Playlist

San Diego Symphony – Rush Hour Playlist

REICH – Excerpt from It’s Gonna Rain
ADÈS – These Premises Are Alarmed
HAYDN – “Introduction” from The Creation
BEETHOVEN – Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
AUCOIN – “Prologue” from Crossing Suite
SAARIAHO – Spins and Spells
RAMEAU – “Entrée de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
MAHLER – “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder
STRAVINSKY – “The Shrove-Tide Fair” from Petrushka (1947 version)
AUCOIN – “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from Crossing Suite

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Los Angeles Opera’s first ever “Artist-in-Residence” Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) has some music he wants to share with you – from the past, from the present and predicting the future. Internationally acclaimed baritone Rod Gilfry make a special appearance to sing selections from Aucoin’s own opera, Crossing, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman.

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.