Opus Adventures in Music

 

The San Diego Symphony is thrilled to announce
the return of ADVENTURES IN MUSIC

 

 ADVENTURES IN MUSIC are a unique and exciting way to support everything you love about this institution. This year’s selection of Adventures allow you to explore our theme: Find Your Music. These Adventures will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of the ways music can shape our lives. 

Adventures in Music make the perfect holiday gift, and are available for purchase now.


How to Purchase

You can purchase your Adventure in Music today, and your purchase will be a tax-deductible gift to the San Diego Symphony.

For more information or to purchase an Adventure in Music, contact Juliet Zimmer at:
619.615.3906 or JZimmer@SanDiegoSymphony.org


String Quartet

$10,000

PRIVATE IN-HOME PERFORMANCE

String Quartet | Wood Wind Ensemble | Brass Ensemble | Jazz Trio

One each available

  • Enjoy an intimate ensemble performance the way it was meant to be heard: in the comfort of your own home. A private performance by an ensemble of San Diego Symphony musicians is sure to elevate your special occasion to the next level. We’ll work with you to craft a program that aligns with your musical interests, and is sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

String Quartet

$8,500

STORIES IN TIME–8-DAY VIKING RIVER CRUISE FOR TWO

One each available

  • This season, our January festival, It’s About Time, explores and celebrates the relationship between music, time, and place. We invite you to join us for our Stories in Time concert featuring Mazzollis’ River Rouge Transfiguration on January 26. Then, find your own story in time on a luxurious 8-day Viking River Cruise anywhere in the world. You’ll travel with ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks as you are gently carried aboard an elegant, intimate ship to your next destination.

  • Package includes a voucher for one 8-day Viking River Cruise for two and two premium seats for the San Diego Symphony concert Stories in Time on January 26th.

John Williams

$6,500

MEET JOHN WILLIAMS
Three available

  • Enjoy two premium seats for John Williams’ appearance with the San Diego Symphony on January 31. Following the performance, go backstage for a chance to meet and take a photograph with the legendary composer and receive a signed score of Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra as a keepsake of this unforgettable night.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Party for Thirty

$5,000

NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR CALL
Two available

  • Hear it first! Be among the first in the world to learn who the new music director will be! You’ll be able to join an exclusive, private conference call to hear Martha Gilmer make the big announcement. Plus, enjoy a special lunch with the new music director, hosted by Martha.

Your Conducting Debut

$3,500

MUSICIAN SCHOOL VISIT
Two available

  • Delight students at your child or grandchild’s school with a special visit from a musician from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! We’ll work with you to bring a Symphony Meet the Musician event, small ensemble performance, or Dr. William and Evelyn Lamden Master Class to the San Diego school of your choosing. Our widely acclaimed programs are comprehensive in their content, address the California State Learning Standards in music and other subjects, and are beloved by the teachers and students who participate. Give the gift of music to a local classroom today!

  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time prior to June 30, 2018. School must be located within San Diego County. Performance type contingent upon availability of the musicians.

Dinner for Four with SDSO Concertmaster Jeff Thayer

$3,000

YOUR CONDUCTING DEBUT
Two available

  • Have you ever dreamed of conducting a full symphony orchestra? Here is your chance. Receive a private conducting lesson with Sameer Patel, Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and learn the basics of orchestral conducting from a true expert. Then, take the podium, raise your baton, and put your new skills to the test as you lead the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in a piece during the 2018 Bayside Summer Nights season for an experience you’ll never forget!

  • One-hour conducting lesson and appearance with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time during the 2018 Bayside Summer Nights season.

Closed Dress Rehearsal of a Ling Legacy Series Performance

$2,000

GUEST CONDUCTOR EXPERIENCE
Three available

  • Get the inside scoop on all that goes into a guest conductor’s appearance with a Symphony orchestra. Join San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer for a closed rehearsal led by one of this season’s guest conductors. Following the rehearsal, join Martha and the guest conductor for coffee and conversation to hear about the fascinating world of conducting--and what it takes to become a great maestro.

Guest Conductor Experience with Christian Macelaru

$2,000

PUSH THE CANNON BUTTON

Three available

  • It’s the biggest sound of Bayside Summer Nights--the boom of the cannons during the 1812 Overture. Be a part of the magic, with just the push of a button! This experience will allow you to press the button triggering the cannons for one concert of Tchaikovskyi’s 1812 Overture during the final weekend of Bayside Summer Nights 2018.

Exclusive Pipe Organ Experience

$2,000

PIPE ORGAN TOUR

One available

  • It’s one of the hidden gems of Copley Symphony Hall. Hidden behind he grates walls and balconies are the 2,500 pipes and components of the San Diego Symphony’s full size pipe organ. Join San Diego Symphony organ curator Bob Knight on a behind-the-scenes tour of this rarely seen instrument, culminating in your debut at the keyboard!

  • Behind-the-scenes organ tour, demonstration, and recital for four to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time before June 30, 2018.

Doug Hall

$1,500

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH SAMEER
Four available

  • A familiar sight on the stage at Copley Symphony Hall and a rising star in the conducting world, we at the Symphony are fortunate to call Associate Conductor Sameer Patel one of our own. As the right-hand man for every conductor who leads the orchestra, Sameer plays one of the most crucial yet underappreciated roles of any in a symphony orchestra. You’ll have the chance to sit with Sameer during a closed rehearsal for a concert of your choosing and see firsthand all that goes into the preparation of an orchestra for a concert. Following the rehearsal, continue the conversation with Sameer over lunch.

  • Lunch and rehearsal attendance for two to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time before June 30, 2018. Rehearsal selection dependent on contractual obligations with any guest artists and conductors.

Frank Renk

$1,500

HANDS-ON PERCUSSION TOUR
Five available

  • Ever wanted to crash those cymbals or bang on the timpani? Here’s your chance! Unleash your inner drummer with a personal tour of the percussion section. Learn about the instruments that make the Symphony’s heart beat and drive the rhythm behind all the music you hear.

  • Suitable for groups of up to 4.

Closed Rehearsal and Lunch with Sameer Patel

$1,000

PRIVATE INSTRUMENT LESSON ONSTAGE

Available on demand

  • Treat the special musician in your life, or treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy a private music lesson with a San Diego Symphony musician on stage at Copley Symphony Hall.

  • Confirmed instrument lessons available: violin, viola, cello, double bass, oboe, trumpet, french horn, flute, piccolo, percussion, and harp.

  • In most cases, students must have access to their own instrument.

All-Access Tour of Copley Symphony Hall

$1,000

CONCERT FROM THE WINGS

Five available

  • Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be backstage during a concert? Here is your chance to find out! See firsthand what it takes to produce a symphony orchestra concert, watch the musicians as they take the stage, and enjoy a portion of a concert from your exclusive vantage point in the wings of our summer venue at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. At intermission, you’ll enjoy a reception in the donor lounge, followed by priority seating in the house for the second half.

  • Backstage experience for two, to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time during the 2018 Bayside Summer Nights Season. Performance selection dependent on contractual obligations with any guest artists and conductors.

Take in a San Diego Symphony Concert from the Wings

$500

DEDICATE A PIECE OF MUSIC

Fifty-four available

  • What better way to honor a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or offer a memorial than to dedicate a musical selection from this season’s Jacobs Masterworks season? Your dedication will appear alongside the formal concert program printed in the San Diego Symphony’s monthly publication of Performances magazine, distributed to every audience member attending Jacobs Masterworks concerts.

  • Note that a piece may receive multiple dedications. Dedications must be received at least eight weeks prior to the performance date. Dedication pieces below.

Dedicate a piece of music

$500

PHANTOM OF SYMPHONY HALL TOUR
Four available

  • See Copley Symphony Hall as you’ve never seen it before! From the highest rafters to the deepest tunnels, we’ll take you to all the secret places the public tour won’t tell you about!

  • Suitable for groups of up to six people.


Dedicate one of these pieces to your loved one:

NOVEMBER 11-12
RAMEAU: Selections from Les Indes galantes
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major
FAURÉ: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
DEBUSSY: Ibéria, No. 2 from Images

NOVEMBER 17-19
HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major: Paukenwirbel (Drum Roll)
MOZART: Requiem, K. 626

DECEMBER 1-2
BACEWICZ: Overture
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

DECEMBER 9-10
HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1: Winter Daydreams

JANUARY 13-14
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival
ROBERTO SIERRA: Con madera, metal y cuero (Percussion Concerto)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

JANUARY 20-21
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell MARTUCCI: Notturno
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnole
RESPIGHI: La boutique fantasque (after Rossini)
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

JANUARY 26-28
RAVEL: Suite from Mother Goose
TAKEMITSU: From me flows what you call Time
MAZZOLLI: Rouge River Transfiguration
BARTÓK: Suite from Miraculous Mandarin

FEBRUARY 2-3
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Melodie” from Souvenir d’un lieu cher
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sérénade mélancolique
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4: Italian

FEBRUARY 9
RACHMANINOFF: Isle of the Dead

FEBRUARY 10-11
LISZT: Les Préludes
Adam SCHOENBERG: Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

MARCH 9-11
BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1: Titan

APRIL 6-7
DEBUSSY: Jeux
ELGAR: Cello Concerto
KODÁLY: Concerto for Orchestra
ENESCO: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1

APRIL 13-14
OZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
BARBER: Music for a Scene from Shelley
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3: Rhenish

APRIL 15
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595

APRIL 20-22
BERNSTEIN: “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

MAY 4-6
BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
BERNSTEIN: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
OFFENBACH: Selections from Gaîté parisienne

MAY 11-13
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5: Emperor

MAY 25-27
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
POULENC: Concerto for Two Pianos
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

 

Deadline for January dedications to appear in concert program is December 15.


ADVENTURES IN MUSIC 
make the perfect holiday gift,
and are available for purchase now.


For more information or to purchase an Adventure in Music, contact Juliet Zimmer at:
619.615.3906 or JZimmer@SanDiegoSymphony.org