The Future is Hear
We are excited to launch THE FUTURE IS HEAR, a $125 Million campaign supporting the San Diego Symphony and its many wide-ranging artistic and community programs. With our mission to change lives through music and our steadfast belief that music belongs to all of us, we are committed to continually engaging, supporting and learning from our diverse community, with the goal of enhancing our programs and our facilities for all of San Diego to enjoy. This campaign provides the financial foundation for a bright future for our Symphony by investing in our art, our home, our city and our audiences.
Copley Symphony Hall
at Jacobs Music Center
One of the most beautiful and architecturally relevant theaters in San Diego, Copley Symphony Hall is ready to take its place as a performance home that will match the orchestra in its level of brilliance. Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center opened in 1929 as the Fox Theatre, and is one of the few remaining Fox Movie Theatres in the United States that still retains its original décor and design. THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign supports facility infrastructure improvements of Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center.
Our musicians are our greatest asset. By investing in them, the San Diego Symphony will continue to attract the very finest musicians and deliver unsurpassed concert experiences. Under Rafael Payare’s leadership, the San Diego Symphony will be an ambassador of our city, reaching new and broader audiences through expanded performances. Rafael will elevate the Symphony to new levels of artistic excellence and cultural relevance, firmly establishing the institution as a critical orchestra in the ranks of leading orchestras across the United States. The San Diego Symphony presents music of the highest quality for everyone and gives back to our city through life-changing Community and Learning programs. We want to ensure these programs shape lives for generations to come. To achieve that goal, the Symphony must have a strong financial foundation that enables long-term stability, fosters innovation and encourages growth. THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign ensures the future of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and its world class musicians by serving all of San Diego’s diverse communities with transformative musical experiences.
Follow Our Progress
THE FUTURE IS HEAR is a $125M capital campaign that has surpassed the 75% milestone, having achieved $111M to date.
THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign has achieved $111M to date. Thanks to the pillars of San Diego’s philanthropic and cultural community, and impressive additional patron support, the Symphony is poised to bring music to more people in our community and make an incredible cultural treasure accessible to all.
THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign has entered its public phase, and the Symphony invites all members of the community to join the campaign and become a part of this transformational new community resource for San Diego.
Your support of THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign is an investment in your Symphony and your city. We invite you to make a gift today and be a part of a generous group of San Diegans who believe in the importance of music and community. Gifts of all sizes make a significant impact. Contributions of $10,000 and above will be listed on the Donor Appreciation Wall at the venue, and large contributions will receive recognition opportunities at various locations at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Gifts can be made over 3 to 5 years.