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Director of Public Relations
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Director of Education and Community Engagement
San Diego Symphony
High school and college students are invited to attend a rehearsal of a Jacobs Masterworks concert. Offered free of charge, Open Rehearsals offer students and teachers an exciting and unique opportunity to see how musicians work together to create the highest quality artistic experience. It is recommended that groups stay for just the first part of the rehearsal, which is usually about 90 minutes. The schedule for 2012-13 Open Rehearsals will be posted by September 1, 2012.
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Monday – Friday:
10am - 6pm (5pm summer)
Saturday & Sunday:
12noon - 4pm
(Sat-Sun hours vary in summer)
Seniors, Military (with ID) and Student (with ID) $3 off discounts are available via phone and window sales only (no web), and can be applied to most seats. These discounts are valid in the Grandstand, Cabaret I and Cabaret II sections at the Embarcadero. Family Packs and ongoing Corporate discounting offers must also be processed directly though the Ticket Office window and phones.
NOTE: Initial mailing of Summer Pops 2013 tickets will be after JUNE 10.
KEN-DAVID MASUR, ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Conductor and Grammy® nominated producer Ken-David Masur has been critically hailed as “fearless, bold” and a "life-force" by U-T San Diego and “a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma” (Leipziger Volkszeitung). His recent engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Russian National Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Toulouse and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony as well as Assistant Conductor of the San Diego Symphony.
Between 2004 and 2006 he was an Assistant Conductor for Orchestre National de France in Paris before being appointed Resident Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony in 2007. In 2010 Masur conducted the London Symphony Orchestra as one of three Finalists in the prestigious Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood, where he returned once again upon invitation as a Fellow in 2012.
Ken-David Masur received his BA from Columbia University in New York City. There he served from 1999-2002 as the first Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus, which toured Germany and released a critically acclaimed album of symphonies and cantatas by W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach. He received further music studies at the Leipzig Conservatory, the Detmold Academy, the Manhattan School of Music and the “Hanns Eisler” Conservatory in Berlin, where he was a five-year master student of bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff. Masur studied conducting primarily with his father Kurt Masur. His other mentors include Jorma Panula, Larry Rachleff, Christopher Seaman, Helmut Rilling, Stefan Asbury, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Jaap van Zweden, Bernard Labadie, André Previn, Charles Dutoit and Rolf Reuter.
Together with his wife, pianist Melinda Lee Masur, he serves as Artistic Director of the Chelsea Music Festival (www.chelseamusicfestival.org), an annual summer music festival in New York City lauded as "a gem of a series" by The New York Times. The Chelsea Music Festival combines performing, visual and culinary arts and features the world’s leading musicians and exciting newcomers on the classical and jazz music stage.
CLICK HERE for a recent U-T San Diego feature story on Ken-David Masur!