Jacobs Masterworks 2016-17

At the heart of everything we do are 81 remarkable musicians who bring incredible experience, expertise and the joy of making music to every concert. These concerts explore a wide range of classical symphonic music, from cornerstones of the classical repertoire to new works to neglected masterpieces. Discover the power of the San Diego Symphony.


Concerts

FRI OCT 14 | SAT OCT 15 | SUN OCT 16

Opening Weekend with Gil Shaham

Jahja Ling, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

WILLIAM SCHUMAN: American Festival Overture
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

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FRI NOV 11 | SAT NOV 12 | SUN NOV 13

Rachmaninoff and Mozart

Johannes Debus, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

CHARLES GRIFFES: The White Peacock
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
MOZART: Symphony No. 41: Jupiter

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FRI NOV 18

Beyond the Score®: Dvořák Symphony No. 9: Whose World?

A production of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gerard McBurney, creative director

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9: From the New World

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SAT DEC 3 | SUN DEC 4

Adams, Atoms and Planets

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony
HOLST: The Planets

In celebration of composer John Adams’ 70th birthday

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FRI DEC 9 | SAT DEC 10 | SUN DEC 11

Beethoven's Ninth

Edo de Waart, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Barry Banks, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass
San Diego Master Chorale

IVES: Three Places in New England
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

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FRI JAN 6 | SUN JAN 8

Americans and Paris

Andrew Gourlay, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite
COPLAND: Piano Concerto
ANDREW NORMAN: Suspend (Piano Concerto)
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

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FRI JAN 20 | SUN JAN 22

LA/NY

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Andrea Overturf, english horn
Micah Wilkinson, trumpet

STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements
ADAMS: City Noir
COPLAND: Quiet City
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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SAT JAN 21

Bernstein, Perlman, Hollywood

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

BERNSTEIN: Suite from On the Waterfront
KORNGOLD: The Seahawk
Arr. JOHN WILLIAMS: Perlman Plays Hollywood

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FRI JAN 27 | SUN JAN 29

American Riffs and Rhapsodies

James Gaffigan, conductor
Cartier Williams, dancer

HENRY COWELL: "Hymn" from Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 2
STEVEN STUCKY: Rhapsodies
BARBER: Symphony No. 1
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
MORTON GOULD: Tap Dance Concerto
ELLINGTON: Harlem

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SAT JAN 28

Beyond the Score®: Things Our Fathers Loved

A production of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Gerard McBurney, creative director

James Gaffigan, conductor

IVES: Symphony No. 2

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FRI FEB 3

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Jahja Ling, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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SUN FEB 5—1pm

A Lang Lang Super Sunday

Jahja Ling, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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FRI FEB 10 | SAT FEB 11

The Classical Style

Lahav Shani, conductor
Wesley Precourt, violin
Chia-Ling Chien, cello
Sarah Skuster, oboe
Valentin Martchev, bassoon

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1: Classical
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra

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FRI MAR 3 | SAT MAR 4 | SUN MAR 5

Shostakovich and Beethoven

Markus Stenz, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

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SAT MAR 25 | SUN MAR 26

Bruckner Symphony No. 8

Jahja Ling, conductor
Yao Zhao, cello

HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C Major
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

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SAT APR 1 | SUN APR 2

Russia and Paris

Fabien Gabel, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

DEBUSSY: Printemps
STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

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FRI MAY 5 | SAT MAY 6 | SUN MAY 7

Mahler Symphony No. 3

Jahja Ling, conductor
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3

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FRI MAY 12 | SAT MAY 13

Spring and Summer

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

WEBERN: Im Sommerwind
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1: Spring

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FRI MAY 19 | SAT MAY 20 | SUN MAY 21

Charles Dutoit Conducts

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Simone Porter, violin

BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (original 1911 version)
RAVEL: La valse

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FRI MAY 26 | SAT MAY 27 | SUN MAY 28

Jahja Ling’s Finale

Jahja Ling, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

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