Season Calendar


Stephen Kougias
Director of Public Relations



1245 Seventh Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
9am – 5pm
Monday – Friday
Admin Phone: 619.235.0800
Admin Fax: 619.235.0005



Thank you to U-T San Diego!
San Diego Symphony extends its gratitude and appreciation to U-T San Diego (formerly The San Diego Union-Tribune) and especially to writer James Chute (and previously Welton Jones and Valerie Scher) for their continued support of the Symphony--past, present and future.  The U-T has been instrumental in helping to raise public awareness and promote the Symphony in so many of its endeavors.  In reaching this centennial milestone, we acknowledge that our success is the result of the effort of many throughout San Diego.  The San Diego media of course has played a pivotal role, but no other media outlet has gone above and beyond the call of duty more than U-T San Diego.  For this, we say thank you to the U-T's staff throughout the years:  its publishers, editors, writers, photographers, designers, administrative staff and those who deliver the newspaper to help to spread the Symphony's message and reinforce our role in the community. And of course when it comes to San Diego media, we offer a world of thanks to the Copley Family, former owners and publishers of U-T San Diego and longtime supporters of the San Diego Symphony.    

As the Symphony embarks on the next 100 years, we wish the U-T much success and look forward to a partnership that grows even stronger.  Here's to 100...and beyond!


To read the latest media articles about the San Diego Symphony and reviews of Symphony performances, click the links below. 

March 31, 2015 
March 30, 2015 
March 29, 2015 
March 28, 2015 
March 27, 2015 
March 26, 2015 
March 26, 2015 
March 2015 
March 6, 2015 
Fox 5 San Diego: Midtown Men on Morning News
NBC 7 San Diego-SoundDiego: Summer Pops Lineup Announced
March 6, 2015 
March 6, 2015 
March 6, 2015 
Press Release: San Diego Symphony Announces Ashford University Summer Pops 2015 Season
March 1, 2015 (CLICK HERE for print version)
March 1, 2015 
March 1, 2015 
February 27, 2015 
February 24, 2015 
February 24, 2015 (Story includes Sibelius insights from Jahja Ling) 
February 23, 2015 
February 23, 2015 
February 10, 2015 
February 8, 2015 
February 7, 2015 
February 1, 2015 
January 11, 2015 
January 11, 2015 
January 9, 2015 
January 8, 2015 
January 4, 2015 
December 30, 2014 
December 28, 2014 
December 23, 2014 
Press Release: 
December 22, 2014
December 19, 2014 
December 16, 2014 
December 15, 2014 
December 14, 2014 
December 12, 2014 
December 2014
December 6, 2014 
December 2014 
December 5, 2014 
U-T San Diego: 
December 4, 2014 
November 25, 2014 
November 23, 2014 
November 23, 2014 
November 22, 2014 
November 21, 2014 

Various media have reported on Music Director Jahja Ling's departure announcement of November 20, 2014:
KPBS: Jahja Ling Stepping Down At San Diego Symphony
FOX 5 San Diego: Jahja Ling to leave San Diego Symphony
San Diego 6: San Diego Symphony Director Says '16-'17 Season Will Be His Last
KUSI News: Symphony director will not return after 2016-17 season San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
LA Opus: San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces Departure

November 20, 2014 (Click Here for print version)
November 16, 2014 
November 15, 2014 
November 14, 2014 
November 13, 2014
Fall 2014 
November 13, 2014 (CLICK HERE for print version) 
November 7, 2014 
November 7, 2014 
November 5, 2014  (Click Here for print version)
November 2, 2014 
October 31, 2014 
October 28, 2014 
October 27, 2014 
October 26, 2014 
October 25, 2014 
October 24, 2014 
October 20, 2014 
October 20, 2014 
October 2014 
October 14, 2014 
October 12, 2014 
October 11, 2014 
October 10, 2014 
October 5, 2014 
October 5, 2014 
October 3, 2014 
October 3, 2014 (Print Version as PDF)
September 18, 2014 
August 30, 2014 
August 22, 2014 
August 15, 2014 
August 15, 2014 
August 4, 2014 
August 2014 
August 2014 
August 2014 
July 31, 2014 
Veteran orchestra innovator leaves Chicago Symphony after 35 years
July 31, 2014 
July 31, 2014 
July 31, 2014 
July 31, 2014 
San Diego Business Journal : San Diego Symphony appoints new CEO
July 31, 2014 
July 31, 2014 
July 31, 2014 
July 25, 2014 
July 24, 2014 
July 9, 2014 (CLICK HERE for July 11 print version.)
July 7, 2014 
Various local television stations covered or featured the San Diego Symphony's cross-border event at Friendship Park: ABC 10 News (before and after); CBS 8 and NBC San Diego.
July 6, 2014 
July 6, 2014 
U-T San Diego: Viva Summer Pops; Tux ‘n Tennies Summer Bash on the Bay (CLICK HERE for printed version with photos!)
July 6, 2014 
June 26, 2014 
June 22, 2014 
July 2014 
June 12, 2014 
June 1, 2014 
May 29, 2014 
May 24, 2014 
May 23, 2014 
May 22, 2014 
May 18, 2014 
May 18, 2014 
May 16, 2014 
May 19, 2014 
May 11, 2014
May 8, 2014 
San Diego Reader: 
May 6, 2014
May 4, 2014 
May 3, 2014 
May 2, 2014 
April 29, 2014 
April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 
April 25, 2014 
April 22, 2014 
April 21, 2014 
April 18, 2014 
April 17, 2014
April 14, 2014 
April 17, 2014 
April 13, 2014 
April 13, 2014 
April 12, 2014 
April 12, 2014 
April 11, 2014: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine rehearses with San Diego Symphony (Photo Slideshow) and Video
(CLICK HERE for the print version, and CLICK HERE for video.) 
April 6, 2014 
April 6, 2014 
April 6, 2014 
March 22, 2014 
March 21, 2014 
March 20, 2014 
U-T San Diego: San Diego Symphony Sets 2014-2015 Season
March 16, 2014
U-T San Diego: An Analysis of the 2014-2015 Season
March 16, 2014
March 13, 2014 
San Diego Tourism Authority: Jahja Ling, Ambassador for the Arts
March 2014 
February 23, 2014 
U-T San Diego: The Chieftains "Irish Spectacular" Arrives; The World's Pre-Eminent Celtic Music Band, which has Opened for Both The Rolling Stones and Pope John Paul II, Returns for Sunday San Diego Concert
Thursday, February 20, 2014
U-T San Diego: Symphony Announces 2014 Summer Pops; Orchestra stays with Bacharach, Beatles, Tributes, Comic-Con
February 9, 2014 Exotic Pipa Concerto Meets Rare Mendelssohn Symphony
February 10, 2014
San Diego Magazine: The Kick-Off to a Sensational Season: San Diego Symphony’s OPUS 2013
February 2014
U-T San Diego: Symphony No. 2 a Religious Experience; SD Symphony Gives First Local Performance of Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise"
February 7, 2014
U-T San Diego: Hailed Back Home; Symphony Tour Return Celebration
January 27, 2014 Two Orchestras Unite for Tchaikovsky Bash
January 25, 2014
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony's Lisa Baker Passes; Ticket Manager Known to Everyone in the Symphony Family
January 24, 2014 Perlman Dazzles as Symphony Soloist
January 13, 2014
U-T San Diego: Erin Dowrey Joins San Diego Symphony; Recent Carnegie Mellon Graduate Becomes Orchestra's Newest Member
December 26, 2013
Press Release: San Diego Symphony’s Chief Executive Officer, Edward B. Gill, To Step Down When Contract Ends September 30, 2014
December 17, 2013
U-T San Diego: Gill Leaving Symphony; Gill Won’t Renew Contract, Capping a Successful Decade
December 17, 2013 Ling Conducts Bold Schumann Second Symphony
December 16, 2013
U-T San Diego: Yefim Bronfman Shows His Poetic Side; Pianist's Sensitive Performance Offers a Reality Check with SD Symphony
December 13, 2013
San Diego Reader: Beautiful Brahms at San Diego Symphony
San Diego Reader: Beethoven 9th: San Diego Symphony
December 10 & 13, 2013
KPBS-FM 89.5 Midday Edition: San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing (Full Interview)
December 12, 2013
KPBS-FM 89.5: Your Song, Your Story:  San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing (News Story)
December 9, 2013
Giving Back Magazine: San Diego Symphony Performs at Carnegie Hall
December 2013
San Diego Jewish Journal: The Arts Issue: "A Decade of Delight"
December 2013
U-T San Diego TV: "Ward" Gill Talks About the Experiences of Carnegie Hall and The China Friendship Tour on UT-TV Morning News
December 3, 2013 Ling Conducts Enigmatic Shostakovich Symphony No. 15
November 24, 2013
U-T San Diego: San Diego Symphony Soars with Shostakovich; In First Program Since Tour, Ensemble in Top Form
November 22, 2013
KUSI-TV "Good Morning San Diego": Carnegie Hall, China...and Back in San Diego! CLICK HERE for Segment 1; CLICK HERE for Segment 2.
November 20, 2013
Shanghai Music Weekly Magazine: San Diego's Statement of Sincerity
November 2013
The People's Daily (China's Largest Paper): Maestro Stresses Classical Tradition in China
November 11, 2013
Shanghai Daily: Maestro Stresses Classical Tradition in China
(CLICK HERE for a pdf version of this article.)
November 10, 2013
Dateline Beijing: A China Friendship Tour Wrapup from San Diego Symphony's Director of Public Relations
November 9, 2013
U-T San Diego: Scenes from the Symphony Tour; San Diego Symphony Takes a Day Off at The Great Wall
November 9, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Brings It in Beijing; Orchestra Concludes China "Friendship Tour" with Well-Received Performance
November 8, 2013
U-T San Diego: Marching to a Different Gong; San Diego Symphony Discovers Different Concert Conventions in China
November 7, 2013
San Diego Daily Transcript: The State of the Arts in San Diego
November 7, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Reaching Out; Education and Outreach Activities an Important Part of Symphony's China Tour
November 6, 2013
U-T San Diego: In Shanghai, SD Musicians Learn to Adapt; The San Diego Symphony Continues to Adjust in Concert Tuesday in Shanghai
November 5, 2013
Dispatch from San Diego Symphony's Director of Public Relations: "Greetings from Shanghai, a 30-million person metropolis. What a skyline--an architectural wonder. This tour is whirlwind...rewarding, crazy, inspirational, stressful and oh yeah, even fun. The people of China have been amazingly hospitable. They have rolled out the red carpet with their friendliness and accommodating spirit at every turn. If music is the international language, then on this tour we have all learned to speak with one voice. This journey has been quite an experience, and we're not done yet. Next stop: Beijing!"
November 5, 2013
U-T San Diego: Jahja Ling Huge in Shanghai; City Welcomes Ling and SD Symphony Back to Where He Made his Chinese Debut
November 4, 2013
U-T San Diego Editorial: Symphony’s Rebirth Hits High Note
November 4, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony "Glorious" in Yantai; Sister city Residency Ends with "Committed," "generous" Performance
November 3, 2013 San Diego Symphony Takes Carnegie Hall by Storm
November 3, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Gets the Message; Goodwill Reigns as Orchestra Performs in San Diego's Sister City, Yantai
November 2, 2013
U-T San Diego: Winners/Losers: Symphony, Sleep
November 2, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Welcomed in Yantai; San Diego's Sister City Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Historic Visit to China
November 1, 2013
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Arrives in China; For Some Orchestra Members, It's Like Coming Home
October 31, 2013
New York Times Review:
A Statement of Purpose From First-Time Visitors; San Diego Symphony at Carnegie Hall

October 30, 2013
U-T San Diego Review: 
SD Symphony Resonates at Carnegie;
Ensemble is Superb in First Performance on Classical Music’s Biggest Stage

October 29, 2013
U-T San Diego: Orchestra Poised for Carnegie; San Diego Symphony Performs Tonight at Carnegie for the First Time
October 29, 2013
China Daily USA: San Diego Symphony Debuts at Carnegie Before Setting Off for China
October 29, 2013 BlogPost: David Bruce: Upstairs, Downstairs at Carnegie Hall
October 28, 2013
San Diego Magazine: Live From New York; The San Diego Symphony and Maestro Jahja Ling Take Manhattan, then China. First Stop: Carnegie Hall
November 2013 Issue
U-T San Diego: Fans of San Diego Symphony Head to Carnegie Hall
October 28, 2013
U-T San Diego: The Restrained Side of Lang Lang; Program with Lang Lang shows San Diego Symphony Ready for Carnegie Hall
October 27, 2013
U-T San Diego: The Force Behind Symphony's Tour; June Shillman Uses Her Contacts to Make China Tour a Reality for SD Symphony
October 26, 2013
U-T San Diego: A Different Direction; On the Road with the San Diego Symphony
October 20, 2013
U-T San Diego: Star Power; Chinese Pianist Lang Lang is a the Biggest Name in Classical Music - and a Good Friend of the San Diego Symphony
October 20, 2013
U-T San Diego: Symphony Director Eager to Show What He has Created; After 10 Years at the Helm, Jahja Ling Says Bringing the Orchestra to China is "Perfect."
October 20, 2013
U-T San Diego: An Instrumental Couple; Symphony Will Honor Patrons at Renamed Jacobs Music Center
October 11, 2013
(CLICK HERE for an online version of this story.)
U-T San Diego: SD Symphony Rises to Occasion; In Program it will Take on Tour, Orchestra Plays with Focus and Fire
October 11, 2013 Winning Premiere by David Bruce, Sumptuous Barber and Striking Prokofiev Open a New Season
October 5, 2013
San Diego Reader: He Inspires Romance; Augustin Hadelich and San Diego Symphony + Prokofiev 5: San Diego Symphony
October 7 & 10, 2013
Official Press Packet for Carnegie Hall and China Frienship Tour: CLICK HERE!
October 2013
U-T San Diego: Ending With A Bang; Tchaikovsky’s Cannon-Happy ‘1812’ Overture Closes Out the Summer Pops Season
August 29, 2013
U-T San Diego: Dance-Happy Ozomatli to the Rescue!; When Stevie Wonder needed impromptu musical assistance at recent L.A. concert, Ozomatli sprang into action.
August 15, 2013
LGBT Weekly: Debbie Gibson Returns to "Shake Her Love" in San Diego
August 15, 2013
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.): San Diego Symphony Flutist Returns Home to Play in Outdoor Concert
August 8, 2013
U-T San Diego: Burt Bacharach Won’t Walk On By; The Iconic Songwriter, Admired by Rock and Country Stars Alike, Won’t Rest on Laurels
July 28, 2013
U-T San Diego: Amy Grant Says 'No' to Pre-Marital Fax!
July 25, 2013
Voice and Viewpoint: En Vogue in San Diego JULY 19th and 20th for the San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops
July 17, 2013
U-T San Diego: Music of 'Final Fantasy' at Comic-Con; Arnie Roth and SD Symphony Offer 'Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY'
July 17, 2013
U-T San Diego: Tux 'n Tennies Goes Disco
July 14, 2013
U-T San Diego: Conti Keeps Nose in Books; San Diego Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor Shares Some of his Favorite Philosophical Sayings
July 5, 2013
U-T San Diego: Swank New Era for the Pops
July 5, 2013
San Diego Downtown News: The ‘Quintessential’ Music of Summer; San Diego Symphony Kicks Off Annual Summer Pops Concert Series
July 3, 2013
KUSI_TV: Bill Conti on "Good Morning San Diego"
July 2, 2013
U-T San Diego: Summer Pops Hits Nostalgic Note; San Diego Symphony’s Annual Summer Series Honors Stones, Bee Gees
June 23, 2013

Jazz 88.3 FM: Matthew Garbutt and "Ward" Gill discuss Summer Pops 2013 and Carnegie Hall/China on "Inside Art"
June 23, 2013

U-T San Diego: KC & The Sunshine Band's "Walk of Stars"; Disco-era favorites, who perform Tux 'N Tennies San Diego Symphony show June 27, to be honored next month in front of See's Candy in Palm Springs.
June 19, 2013
Mission Valley News: Bill Conti to Help Pops Fly July 4
June 14, 2013
The Rage Monthly: Sam Harris: Bringing ‘80s Hits to San Diego with Pops Sensation Debbie Gibson (Story and Summer Pops Schedule)
June 2013

Giving Back Magazine: San Diego Symphony - Cultural Icon
(English Version)  (Spanish Version)
June 2013

San Diego Reader: Season Finale at San Diego Symphony (Part 1)
San Diego Reader: Season Finale at San Diego Symphony (Part 2)
May 28, 2013 Joshua Bell Redeems a Tchaikovsky Warhorse
May 25, 2013
U-T San Diego: Joshua Bell Makes Old Sound New; Famed Violinist Brings Fresh Approach to Tchaikovsky with SD Symphony
May 24, 2013
U-T San Diego: Joshua Bell is Playing it Forward; In the Midst of Change, World-Renowned Virtuoso Believes in the Music
May 19, 2013
San Diego Reader: Spanish Lovers at San Diego Symphony; A Night Dedicated to Spain Brought all the Warmth and Flavor of Andalusia
May 19, 2013
U-T San Diego: Symphony Offers Masterworks Light
May 17, 2013
U-T San Diego: Herman Braves Bach on Bass; SD Symphony Bassist Records Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites
May 16, 2013