Special Concerts 2016-17

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Celebrate the Season

There is no doubt that music plays a big part in making it feel like the holidays. So treat yourself and your family to a live holiday concert this season—a gift everyone will appreciate.

Vienna Boys Choir

SUN DEC 4—7:30pm

Vienna Boys Choir*

The internationally-renowned, charming young choristers from a centuries-old singing tradition return to the Jacobs Music Center for one night only. Expect heart-warming choral classics from the heart of the European tradition plus more than a touch of holiday cheer! *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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Noel Noel

FRI DEC 16—8pm
SAT DEC 17–2pm & 8pm
SUN DEC 18—7:30pm

Noel Noel

The San Diego Symphony celebrates the holidays in style with this delightful concert of popular music of the season featuring the San Diego Master Chorale. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Popular Broadway showman (and San Diego native) Brian Stokes Mitchell will be our special guest!

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MON DEC 19—7:30pm

A Chanticleer Christmas*

Chanticleer has been known around the world for almost four decades as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and gospel. The first vocal ensemble voted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame will bring a festival holiday program to San Diego. *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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More Special Concerts

Four special presentations to experience at the Jacobs Music Center, from “Day of the Dead” pageantry and old-school flamenco to world-famous Irish-Celtic musicians and a celebration of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton’s artistry, and you can add any of these unforgettable events to your order as a San Diego Symphony subscriber!


Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

SAT OCT 29—8pm

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Danny Elfman is one of today’s most successful film composers. His famous scores of Tim Burton’s films will be brought to life on stage by the San Diego Symphony, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Highlights include Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Big Fish, Corpse Bride and more!

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Dia de los Muertos

SUN OCT 30—7:30pm

Día de los Muertos*

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a time when families and friends come together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey. The celebration includes the creation of colorful altars and ceremonial and lively music and dancing. This special concert features the joyous sounds of Mariachi Champaña Nevin along with dancers, singer Aida Cuevas (“The Queen of Ranchera Music”) and special altars for the community. *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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Diego el Cigala

SAT NOV 19—8pm

Diego el Cigala, Master of Flamenco*

Diego el Cigala is a trailblazer and innovator whose distinctive voice has inspired others to call him “the Sinatra of flamenco.” Winner of multiple Latin Grammys, El Cigala has enhanced his Spanish gypsy heritage with acclaimed forays into the Argentine tango tradition. *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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The Chieftains

SAT FEB 25—8pm

The Chieftains*

Six-time Grammy® Award-winners and “Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors” The Chieftains return to the Jacobs Music Center with a night of Irish song and Celtic charm, drawing on over 50 years of traditional Irish music-making. *San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear.

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