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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 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 Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

San Francisco Symphony – Music For Families: Music, Magic, and Mystery

San Francisco Symphony – Music For Families: Music, Magic, and Mystery

Did you know you don’t need a wand to cast a spell? Think about the magical powers of music! Even without pictures, music can paint colorful stories in our minds, make us feel different emotions, and transport us to a different time and place. Join us for a concert that is all about magic and myths–you’ll hear the music of Harry Potter as well as the thrilling Russian tale of The Firebird

PS: See if you can find the mystery instruments throughout the concert! 

Come early and collect stamps in your musical passport, and enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station. Ticket holders receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home.

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

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