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San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Audra McDonald

San Diego Symphony – An Evening with Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald, vocalist
Eric Stern, conductor

Brian Hertz, piano
Mark Vanderpoel, bass
Gene Levin, drums

Actress and singer Audra McDonald is one of the brightest lights on today’s Broadway stage. With a record six Tony Awards for acting as well as two Grammys®, an Emmy and a 2015 National Medal of Arts, Ms. McDonald will bring the artistry and experience of a remarkable career for the very first time to the Jacobs Music Center, accompanied by the San Diego Symphony.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – Noel Noel

Sameer Patel, conductor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone and narrator
San Diego Master Chorale
San Diego Children’s Choir

Every family, and every city, has treasured holiday traditions that bring us together in celebration of the most special time of the year. One of those traditions for Southern California is the San Diego Symphony’s holiday concert, Noel Noel. Classic holiday favorites and a joyous Christmas carol sing-along, as well as a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick – this is the one concert your family won’t want to miss!

Selections to be performed include “Adeste fideles,” “Farandole” (Bizet), “Dance of the Sugerplum Fairy” (Tchaikovsky), “We Need a Little Christmas,” Hanukkah Festival Overture, a suite from The Polar Express, “Sleigh Ride” and more!

San Diego Symphony – Noel Noel

Sameer Patel, conductor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone and narrator
San Diego Master Chorale
San Diego Children’s Choir

Every family, and every city, has treasured holiday traditions that bring us together in celebration of the most special time of the year. One of those traditions for Southern California is the San Diego Symphony’s holiday concert, Noel Noel. Classic holiday favorites and a joyous Christmas carol sing-along, as well as a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick – this is the one concert your family won’t want to miss!

Selections to be performed include “Adeste fideles,” “Farandole” (Bizet), “Dance of the Sugerplum Fairy” (Tchaikovsky), “We Need a Little Christmas,” Hanukkah Festival Overture, a suite from The Polar Express, “Sleigh Ride” and more!

San Diego Symphony – Noel Noel

Sameer Patel, conductor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone and narrator
San Diego Master Chorale
San Diego Children’s Choir

Every family, and every city, has treasured holiday traditions that bring us together in celebration of the most special time of the year. One of those traditions for Southern California is the San Diego Symphony’s holiday concert, Noel Noel. Classic holiday favorites and a joyous Christmas carol sing-along, as well as a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick – this is the one concert your family won’t want to miss!

Selections to be performed include “Adeste fideles,” “Farandole” (Bizet), “Dance of the Sugerplum Fairy” (Tchaikovsky), “We Need a Little Christmas,” Hanukkah Festival Overture, a suite from The Polar Express, “Sleigh Ride” and more!