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WELCOME USCD GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION AND FRIENDS!

In recognition of the important relationship between the San Diego Symphony and UCSD, the Symphony is pleased to offer $10 tickets for selected concerts to members of the UCSD Graduate Student Association and their friends. 

  • This offer is available online only, and is limited to 2 tickets per concert per e-mail address.  (Your transaction will be invalidated if more than two seats are selected.)
  • Click any date link below and use the promotion code "UCSDGRAD".
     
  • Now you can select your seats using the "Select My Seats" option! Seats that are available for $10 will be highlighted in blue. (At the price choice step choose the "WEB GRAD" price.) Please note that sales sections and the availability of sale seating in those section will vary concert to concert, sometimes even selling out.
  • There are no exchanges and no refunds on tickets bought through this promotion! Offer not valid for previously purchased tickets.
  • Rather than buying individual tickets, if you would like to arrange for a group to all sit together at a concert, call  the Symphony's Samer Naoum at 619.615.3941.
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HOLIDAY POPS – AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS
Traditional, Blue Grass, Gospel (seats limited!)
Sunday, December 22, 7:30pm
Matthew Garbutt, conductor; Alison Brown, banjo and guitar
San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Children’s Choir
San Diego's favorite holiday music tradition returns with seasonal tunes straight from America's heartland. Featuring the award-winning Alison Brown on banjo and guitar.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC and SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY (CLASSICAL SPECIAL)
Friday, January 24, 8pm (seats limited!)
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello
BRAHMS: Double Concerto for Violin and Violoncello 
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924) An Arabian Nights Fantasy*
starring Douglas Fairbanks
Saturday, February 1, 8pm
Russ Peck, organ

Step into the world of flying carpets, fearsome monsters and magical escapades! Swashbuckling movie icon Douglas Fairbanks stars in this classic silent film adventure about a slippery and stylish burglar who dares to fall love with the daughter of the Caliph!
*San Diego Symphony does not perform.


MENDELSSOHN’S HYMN OF PRAISE
Friday , February 7 (8pm)
Jahja Ling, conductor
Wu Man, pipa
San Diego Master Chorale
ZHAO JIPING: New Commission: Pipa Concerto
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2: Lobgesang


MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET*
Sleeping Beauty: Wednesday, February 12, 7:30pm
It’s a dazzling display of grace and beauty. Our Russian guests perform Tchaikovsky's artistic wonder for the ages, Sleeping Beauty.
*San Diego Symphony does not perform.

TAO: TAIKO DRUMMERS OF JAPAN*
Friday, February 14, 8pm
Back by popular demand, the awesome power and spectacle of an ancient Japanese drumming tradition returns to San Diego! TAO’s explosive energy, extraordinary precision and vibrantly modern take on this traditional art form will have you jumping out of your seats.
*San Diego Symphony does not perform.

THE RING OF POWER
Wagner vs. Tolkien: The Story Behind the Ring
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:30pm

The battle between good and evil bursts forth on the stage, as Nuvi Mehta delves into the myths underlying Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Musical signatures of good and evil blaze through Wagner’s The Ring Without Words(Note: General Admission only)

MARTINA FILJAK PLAYS BRAHMS
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30pm
Martina Filjak, piano; Members of San Diego Symphony

BRAHMS: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114

Known for her imaginative playing and technical finesse, exciting young pianist Martina Filjak joins members of San Diego Symphony for Brahms’ rarely heard Clarinet Trio.


MOZART, HAYDN AND MORE
Friday , March 21 (8pm)
Gilbert Varga, conductor
HAYDN: Symphony No. 1
MOZART: Concerto for Oboe, K. 314
MARTUCCI: Notturno
KODÁLY: Háry János Suite

MEGADETH’S DAVE MUSTAINE with SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY (CLASSICAL SPECIAL)
Symphony Interrupted
Saturday, April 12, 8pm (seats limited!)
Dave Mustaine, guitar
WAGNER: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
VIVALDI: “Winter” from The Four Seasons
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9: From the New World

THE KINGS OF SILENT COMEDY*
Bumping into Broadway (1919) starring Harold Lloyd
Sherlock, Jr. (1924) starring Buster Keaton
The Vagabond (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin
Saturday, April 19, 8pm
Russ Peck, organ

In the Silent Era, Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin were comedy royalty. Tonight all three stars shine brightly! 
*San Diego Symphony does not perform.


TCHAIKOVSKY'S THIRD SYMPHONY 
Friday , May 2 (8pm)
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 3: Polish

SHEENA EASTON SINGS JAMES BOND 
Friday, May 9, 8pm
Bill Conti, conductor
Sheena Easton, vocals
The name is Bond. James Bond. Dashing and debonair. His movie themes evoke international intrigue, glamour and suspense. Featuring two–time Grammy® Award-winner Sheena Easton singing her signature hit, "For Your Eyes Only" and more Bond classics!

RACHMANINOFF IN THE KEY OF JAZZ
Classical Music, Jazz and the Human Brain
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:30pm
American jazz influenced the world reaching all the way to Russia. Joined by jazz artists and the San Diego Symphony, virtuoso pianist Kirill Gerstein performs everything from jazz to excerpts from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s popular Third Piano Concerto. Join us to discuss the different ways the human brain functions when we create jazz as opposed to classical music! (Note: General Admission only)
   

 

  • This offer is available online only
  • Click any date link above and use the promotion code "UCSDGRAD".
     
  • Now you can select your seats using the "Select My Seats" option! Seats that are available for $10 will be highlighted in bluePlease note that sales sections and the availability of sale seating in those section will vary concert to concert, sometimes even selling out.
  • There are no exchanges and no refunds on tickets bought through this promotion! Offer not valid for previously purchased tickets.
  • Rather than buying individual tickets, if you would like to arrange for a group to all sit together at a concert, call  the Symphony's Samer Naoum at 619.615.3941.
    .