City Lights

Classy Nights of Popular Music and Performers with the San Diego Symphony!

Friday Series includes:

  • Disney In Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas—Friday, October 30, 8pm
  • Holiday Pops: Featuring Cirque Musica—Friday, December 18, 8pm
  • One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch—Friday, March 4, 8pm
  • Jason Alexander—Friday, April 8, 8pm
Saturday Series includes:
  • Disney In Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas—Saturday, October 31, 5pm
  • Holiday Pops: Featuring Cirque Musica—Saturday, December 19, 8pm
  • Ben Folds—Saturday, February 6, 8pm
  • Jason Alexander—Saturday, April 9, 8pm
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City Lights Concerts

DISNEY IN CONCERT:
TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS FEATURING THE MUSIC OF DANNY ELFMAN

FRIDAY October 30, 2015 – 8pm
SATURDAY October 31, 2015 – 5pm

Conductor Richard Kaufman

One of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score performed live by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! Follow Pumpkin King Jack Skellington through his adventures in Christmas Town, where this Christmas he’s determined to shake things up!

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved

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E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL: FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
A City Lights Special

FRIDAY November 13, 2015 – 8pm

Conductor Sarah Hicks

Bring your entire family to this extraordinary LIVE orchestra performance and screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score while this beloved film is shown in HD on the big screen. E.T.™ & © Universal Studios

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HOLIDAY POPS FEATURING CIRQUE MUSICA

FRIDAY December 18, 2015 – 8pm
SATURDAY December 19, 2015 – 2pm & 8pm
SUNDAY December 20, 2015 – 7:30pm

Conductor Matthew Garbutt

San Diego’s most popular downtown concert of the Christmas season returns to the Jacobs Music Center with a “Holiday Spectacular” from Cirque Musica: familiar classical and Christmas tunes accompanied by feats of strength, balance, daring and sheer beauty, plus you’ll get to sing along to the many popular hits of the Season like "Jingle Bells" and "O Come All Ye Faithful!"

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BEN FOLDS

SATURDAY February 6, 2016 – 8pm

Piano Ben Folds
Conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Leader of the critically acclaimed rock band Ben Folds Five, this multidimensional singer-songwriter brings his new concerto for piano and orchestra, plus some improvisational surprises! Don’t miss this special evening with one of pop music’s most exciting innovators and raconteurs.

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This program will also be performed on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF MARVIN HAMLISCH

FRIDAY March 4, 2016 – 8pm

Conductor Larry Blank
Vocalist Donna McKechnie
Vocalist Jodi Benson
Vocalist Doug LaBrecque
SACRA/PROFANA

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Celebrate four decades of Marvin Hamlisch’s magnificent memories. Join Tony® Award winner Donna McKechnie, Tony® Award nominee Jodi Benson, and Phantom of the Opera’s Doug LaBrecque as they pay tribute to the wonderful talents of one of the greatest contributors to music over the last century, Marvin Hamlisch. 

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VINCE GILL (CITY LIGHTS SPECIAL CONCERT)

THURSDAY March 24, 2016 – 8pm

The "Guitar Slinger" hits the road! Come see Vince Gill LIVE in Concert at the Jacobs Music Center. A night filled with his legendary hits (such as "When I Call Your Name," "Never Knew Lonely," "I Still Believe In You" and "Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away"), plus new favorites from his recent CDs, Guitar Slinger and Bakersfield.

Note: San Diego Symphony does not appear on this concert.

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JASON ALEXANDER

FRIDAY April 8, 2016 – 8pm
SATURDAY April 9, 2016 – 8pm

Conductor Matthew Garbutt

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award winning Broadway song and dance man. His evening with the Pops brings an hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage which features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It's a much heralded night of music, laughter and fun.

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