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Jacobs Masterworks
Broadcasts on KPBS 89.5FM

Sunday nights @ 8pm (new time)! 

The San Diego Symphony is pleased to participate in a new season of Sunday evening broadcasts of Jacobs Masterworks concerts on KPBS 89.5 FM, public broadcasting for San Diego.

These programs, recorded “live in concert” at Symphony Hall during Season 2013-2014 and earlier, are made possible by a generous grant from the U-T San Diego.









August 3, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73: Emperor
(Performances from April/May 2010)

August 10, 2014
Karen Gomyo, violin
Jane Irwin, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
BARBER: Violin Concerto
MAHLER: The Song of the Earth
(Performances from Nov 2009)

August 17, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
(Performances from December 2013)

August 24, 2014
Gilbert Varga, conductor
Sarah Skuster, oboe
HAYDN: Symphony No.1 in D Major
MOZART: Oboe Concerto in D Major, K.314
MARTUCCI: Notturno
KODALY: Hary Janos Suite
(Performances from March 2014)

August 31, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29: Polish
(Performances from May 2014)

September 7, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jon-Kimura Parker, piano
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141
(Performances from November 2013)

September 14, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Wu Man, pipa
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
San Diego Master Chorale
ZHAO JIPING: Pipa Concerto No. 2 (U.S. Premiere)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 52: Lobgesang (Song of Praise)
(Performances from February 2014)

September 21, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin
RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
(Performances from January 2014)

September 28, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in 3 Movements
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
(Performances from May 2014)

October 5, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jean-Phillipe Collard, piano
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107: Reformation
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
(Performances from November 2009)

October 12, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Sergey Khatchatryan, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
(Performances from May 2010)

October 19, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
R. STRAUSS: Alpine Symphony
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
(Performances from May 2010)

October 26, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Martina Filjak, piano
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
WAGNER/MAAZEL: The Ring Without Words
(Performances from February and March, 2014)

November 2, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Vadim Repin, violin
WEBER: Overture to Oberon
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
(Performances from May 2014)

November 9, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
BRUCE: Night Music (World Premiere)
BARBER: Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
(Performances from October 2013)

November 16, 2014
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Leonore No .3
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K.271
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
(Performances from April 2014)

November 23, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Julie Anne Smith, harp; Jeff Thayer, violin
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
TORKE: Cactus (World Premiere)
SMETANA: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome
(Performances from November 2010)

November 30, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
*Christof Von Dohanyi, conductor
HARBISON: Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 *
(Performances from October 2013 and April 2014)

December 7, 2014
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Phillippe Quint, violin
TOVEY: Urban Runway
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95: From the New World
(Performances from October 2010)

December 14, 2014
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BEETHOVEN: Overture from Egmont
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 58
(Performances from April and May, 2010)

December 21, 2014
Program TBA

December 28, 2014
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo soprano
Robert Breault, tenor
Richard Zeller, baritone
San Diego Master Chorale
BRAHMS: Variations on Theme of Franz Joseph Haydn
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
(Performances from December 2013)

January 4, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
DVORAK: Slavonic Dances (Op. 46, No. 8 in G minor and Op. 72, No. 2 in E minor)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88,
(Performance from October 26, 2013)

January 11, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Kevin Cole, piano
HARBISON: Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
RAVEL: Boléro
(Performance from October 12, 2013)

January 18, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Sir James Galway, flute
HAMLISCH: Centennial Celebration (World Premiere)
MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major
BIZET/BORNE: Carmen Fantasy
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
(Performance from October 2010)

January 25, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
WEBER: Overture to Der Freischutz
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C Major: Jupiter
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien
(Performances from May 2011)

February 1, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Coriolan
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
(Performances from May 2011)

February 8, 2015
Jahja Ling, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Robert Plimpton, organ
CHOPIN: Variations on La ci darem la mano
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
SAINT SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor: Organ
(Performances from November 2010)


Note: Camera Lucida concerts are broadcast on KPBS 89.5 FM at 9pm the second Saturday after every concert.