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ENCORE SDS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Encore SDS?

Who is eligible for Encore SDS?

How do I take advantage of the Encore SDS $15 ticket offer? 

How do I get access to the Encore SDS After-Party?

Can I bring a young professional group to the concert?

How do I get to Copley Symphony Hall?

What is the parking situation for the Hall?

What should I wear to a concert?

When is it appropriate to applaud?

What are the Ticket Office hours at Copley Symphony Hall?

What is San Diego Symphony’s ticket exchange policy?

What happens if I lose my tickets?

How long are most San Diego Symphony performances?

What should I expect at each concert?

 

What is Encore SDS?

Encore SDS is San Diego Symphony’s newest Young Professional Series designed for Young Professionals in their 20s and 30s to experience a San Diego Symphony concert at a great price, mix and mingle with other Young Professionals and enjoy an after-party after each event where we will have FREE drinks and appetizers available. Plus, get to know our musicians and guest artists (when available) on a personal level.

 

Who is eligible for Encore SDS?

Anyone who is in their 20s through 30s. You must be able to verify your age to get access to the after-parties.

 

How do I take advantage of the Encore SDS $15 ticket offer?

When purchasing use promo code: ENCORE

 

How do I get access to the Encore SDS After-Party?

To get access to the after-party, pick-up your Encore SDS wristband at the Encore SDS pick-up table in front of the Ticket Office. Bring your Photo ID with you.

 

Can I bring a young professional group to the concert?

Yes, you can! Simply call Promotion and Group Specialist Samer Naoum at 619.615.3941 or email snaoum@sandiegosymphony.org.

 

How do I get to Copley Symphony Hall?

The address of Copley Symphony Hall is 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
From I-5 North - As you come into downtown San Diego, exit 10th Avenue, and turn right on B Street. Symphony Hall is on the NE corner of 7th and B.

From I-5 South - As you approach downtown San Diego, exit Pershing/B Street, and make a left off the freeway to B Street. Symphony Hall is on the NE corner of 7th and B.

From Hwy. 163 South - Take Hwy. 163 all the way into downtown San Diego, where it turns into 10th Avenue, and turn right on B Street. Symphony Hall is on the NE corner of 7th and B.

From I-8 West or East - Exit to Hwy. 163 South, and follow the directions above.

Please note: There is a Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) trolley stop just a few blocks from Symphony Hall. The Fifth Avenue stop (C Street between Sixth and Fifth) serves both the Blue Line and the Orange Line.

 

What is the parking situation for the Hall?

There is plenty of parking available downtown around Copley Symphony Hall. Surface parking lots are located on 8th and 9th Avenues nearby, and there is a lot of metered street parking near Copley Symphony Hall. (Meters are free after 6pm Mon-Sat and all day Sunday). Be sure to crimp your wheels when parking on an incline, as this does get frequently enforced downtown.

$5 parking is available on all concert afternoons and evenings in the Parking Palace garage, located at the NW corner of 6th and A. (Note: Jacobs Masterworks Aficionado subscribers can choose free parking in this structure as a benefit of subscribing). $10 parking is available in the Symphony Tower parking garage above the concert hall that can be entered from 7th Avenue. (Rate is good after 5pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Be careful: the incremental rate in the Towers Parking before 5pm weekdays can be very expensive!)

Please note: There is a Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) trolley stop just a few blocks from Symphony Hall. The Fifth Avenue stop (C Street between Sixth and Fifth) serves both the Blue Line and the Orange Line.

 

What should I wear to a concert?

There is no dress code at the San Diego Symphony.  Our patrons often tailor their attire to the experience that they would like to have at the Symphony.  There is a range of dress at Copley Symphony Hall—many people wear business attire, while others prefer to wear khakis.  You will also see people dressed in cocktail attire.  Our biggest piece of advice: wear what you feel most comfortable in.

 

When is it appropriate to applaud?

Most of our performances welcome applause at any time.  Applause is always welcomed when the conductor steps out on stage.  During our more classical performances such as Jacobs Masterworks performances, it is generally most appropriate to wait until the end of a piece to clap.  (There are exceptions: audiences will often respond to a particularly bravura movement or soloist performance at a movement's end; let your fellow audience members be your guide.)  Keep an eye on the conductor, as he or she usually signals when the piece is over by putting his or her arms down and turning to the audience.

 

What are the Ticket Office hours at Symphony Hall?

Copley Symphony Hall Ticket Office (located at 750 B Street, NE corner of 7th and B in downtown San Diego) hours are:
Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm
Concert Thursdays and Fridays: 10am through intermission
Concert Saturdays: 12 noon through intermission
Matinee Concert Sundays: 12 noon through 4pm. (On non-concert Sundays: phone only)
Evening Concert Sundays: 12 noon through the evening intermission

 

What is San Diego Symphony’s ticket exchange policy?

Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office either in person, by mail or by fax (619.231.3848) no later than 48 hours in advance of your performance. Please rip your tickets up when faxing to show proof that you do not have the old ones so we can re-issue new ones for you for another date.

 

What happens if I lose my tickets?

San Diego Symphony concert tickets can be reprinted free of charge at the Ticket Office with proper ID.

 

How long are most San Diego Symphony performances?

Performance times vary based on the series. Below is a general, approximate guideline:
- Jacobs Masterworks: 2 hours
- City Lights: 2 hours
- International Passport Series: 2 hours
- Symphony Exposé: 90 minutes

 

What should I expect at each concert?

Each series is very different. Below are a few guidelines to help you in your ticket purchasing process.

  • Jacobs Masterworks: This is our core classical series featuring the San Diego Symphony and popular classical music artists.
  • City Lights: It’s hip, fun and cool. Enjoy great pop music featuring the San Diego Symphony and popular pop artists. You can bring your drinks into the hall and there is always DJ with dancing following the concert.
  • International Passport Series: Enjoy these exciting presentations featuring music and dance from all over the world. The San Diego Symphony does not perform on these concerts.
  • Symphony Exposé: This one-hour concert features the music and story behind a composer told through a mini-play during the first half following by music for the second half. This is a great introduction to classical music to give you not only background about the composer but also interesting information behind the music.
  • Fox Theatre Film Series: Featuring organist Russ Peck this series features a variety of popular silent films. The San Diego Symphony does not perform.