Rafael Payare in Concert

Rafael Payare, Music Director

Join us for a monumental season with our new Music Director Rafael Payare! Experience the passion of world-renowned works by Mahler, Tchiakovsky, Shostakovich, Beethoven and many more!

Rafael Payare Conducting

Sat Oct 5, 8PM | Sun Oct 6, 2PM

Rafael Payare's Opening Weekend: Mahler 5

Rafael Payare, conductor

MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

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Víkingur Ólafsson

Fri Oct 11, 8PM | Sat Oct 12, 8PM

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
San Diego Master Chorale

ESTÉVEZ: Mediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream (with text by Shakespeare)

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Kirill Gerstein

Fri Nov 1, 8PM | Sat Nov 2, 8PM

Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6: Pathétique

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Dorothea Röschmann

Fri Nov 8, 8PM | Sun Nov 10, 2PM

Beethoven's Eroica

Rafael Payare, conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

MOZART: Symphony No. 35: Haffner
MAHLER: Rückert Lieder
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3: Eroica

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Alisa Weilerstein

Fri Nov 15, 8PM | Sun Nov 17, 2PM

Bach, Bloch &
Don Quixote

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Chi-Yuan Chen, viola

J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 4
BLOCH: Schelomo
J.S. BACH/WEBERN: Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering
R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote

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Stefan Jackiw

Fri Feb 21, 8PM | Sun Feb 23, 2PM

Payare Conducts Beethoven & Shostakovich

Rafael Payare, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11: The Year 1905

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Pacho Flores

Sat Mar 28, 8PM | Sun Mar 29, 2PM

Trumpets & Tchaikovsky

Rafael Payare, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet

ANDREW NORMAN: Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash
NERUDA: Trumpet Concerto
PAQUITO D'RIVERA: Concerto venezolano for Trumpet and Orchestra (U.S. Premiere and SDSO co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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Alexander Gavrylyuk

Fri Apr 3, 8PM | Sat Apr 4, 8PM
Sun Apr 5, 2PM

Rachmaninoff 3

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

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Inon Barnatan

Sat May 16, 8PM | Sun May 17, 2PM

French Fantasies: Debussy & Ravel

Rafael Payare, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

L. BOULANGER: D'un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning)
DEBUSSY/MOLINARI: L'isle joyeuse (The Isle of Joy)
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
RAVEL: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
DEBUSSY: La mer (The Sea)

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Rafael Payare

Fri May 22, 8PM | Sat May 23, 8PM
Sun May 24, 2PM

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Rafael Payare, conductor
Felicia Moore, soprano
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
San Diego Master Chorale

BRETT DEAN: Testament
BEETHOVEN: "Prisoner's Chorus" from Fidelio
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

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