Jacobs Masterworks 2017-18

At the heart of everything we do are 82 remarkable musicians who bring incredible experience, expertise and the joy of making music to every concert. These concerts explore a wide range of classical symphonic music, from cornerstones of the classical repertoire to new works to neglected masterpieces.

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Complete Concert Schedule

All Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8pm; all Sunday concerts begin at 2pm.

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FRI OCT 6 | SAT OCT 7

A Hero's Life

Edo de Waart, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

WAGNER: Prelude to Die Meistersinger (Friday only)
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 2
R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

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FRI OCT 27 | SUN OCT 29

Romance, Mystery, Marsalis

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violin

BIZET: Suite No. 1 from Carmen
WYNTON MARSALIS: Violin Concerto in D Major 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

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SAT NOV 11 | SUN NOV 12

Fabulous France

Johannes Debus, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
 
RAMEAU: Selections fr. Les Indes galantes

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major
FAURÉ: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
DEBUSSY: Ibéria, No. 2 from Images

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FRI NOV 17 | SAT NOV 18 | SUN NOV 19

Mozart’s Requiem

Markus Stenz, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
Adam Lau, bass
San Diego Master Chorale

HAYDN: Symphony No. 103: Drum Roll
MOZART: Requiem

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FRI DEC 1 | SAT DEC 2

Chopin and DVOŘÁK

David Danzmayr, conductor
George Li, piano

BACEWICZ: Overture 
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

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SAT DEC 9 | SUN DEC 10

Winter Daydreams

Johannes Debus, conductor
Rose Lombardo, flute
Julie Smith Phillips, harp

HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1: Winter Daydreams

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WED DEC 20  |  7:30pm

Fanfares and Celebrations
(A Jacobs Masterworks Special Concert)

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor

As the heart of the holiday season approaches, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform music with that special festive sparkle.

Concert at Jacobs Music Center

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SAT JAN 13 | SUN JAN 14

Fascinating Rhythm 

Rafael Payare, conductor
Steven Schick, percussion

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival
ROBERTO SIERRA: Con madera, metal y cuero (Percussion Concerto)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

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SAT JAN 20 | SUN JAN 21

Places in Time 

Jader Bignamini, conductor

ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
MARTUCCI: Notturno
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnole
RESPIGHI: La boutique fantasque (after Rossini) 
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

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FRI JAN 26 | SUN JAN 28

Stories in Time 

Steven Schick, conductor
Aiyun Huang, percussion
Gregory Cohen, percussion
Andrew Watkins, percussion
Erin Douglas Dowrey, percussion

Ryan J. DiLisi, percussion

RAVEL: Suite from Mother Goose
TAKEMITSU: From me flows what you call Time
MAZZOLLI: River Rouge Transfiguration
BARTÓK: Suite from Miraculous Mandarin

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FRI FEB 2  |  SAT FEB 3 

Zukerman Plays Tchaikovsky

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor/violin

TCHAIKOVSKY: “Melodie” from Souvenir d’un lieu cher
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sérénade mélancolique
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4: Italian

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FRI FEB 9

Beyond the Score®:
Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 Rite of Passage?

Sameer Patel, conductor

RACHMANINOFF: Isle of the Dead
*Beyond The Score*

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SAT FEB 10  | SUN FEB 11

Preludes and Premiere

Sameer Patel, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

LISZT: Les Préludes
ADAM SCHOENBERG: Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

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FRI MAR 9 | SUN MAR 11

Bach and Mahler

Edo de Waart, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1: Titan

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FRI APR 6 | SAT APR 7

ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Andrei Ioniţă, cello 

DEBUSSY: Jeux
ELGAR: Cello Concerto
KODÁLY: Concerto for Orchestra
ENESCO: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1

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FRI APR 13 | SAT APR 14

JEFFREY KAHANE PLAYS MOZART

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
BARBER: Music for a Scene from Shelley
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3: Rhenish

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SUN APR 15

Beyond the Score: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
*Beyond the Score*

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FRI APR 20 | SAT APR 21 | SUN APR 22

Rach 3

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

BERNSTEIN: “Times Square:1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

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FRI MAY 4 | SUN MAY 6

DANCES, SUITES AND SERENADES

Fabien Gabel, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
BERNSTEIN: Serenade
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
OFFENBACH: Selections from Gaîté parisienne

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FRI MAY 11 | SAT MAY 12 | SUN MAY 13

Barber, Bernstein, Beethoven

Jahja Ling, conductor
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Martin Helmchen, piano

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5: Emperor

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FRI MAY 25 | SAT MAY 26 | SUN MAY 27

Season Finale with Edo De Waart

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
POULENC: Concerto for Two Pianos
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

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