Families and Community

Don't miss Peter and the Wolf, conducted by Rafael Payare, at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - sunday October 23 @ 11:30am!

Though we are unable to program a Family Concerts Series this season due to pandemic concerns and restrictions, the San Diego Symphony is pleased to present a special outdoor Family Concert event at The Rady Shell: a San Diego Symphony performance of Serge Prokofiev's children's classic, Peter and the Wolf. Music Director Rafael Payare will conduct, and acclaimed spoken word artist Gill Sotu will be on hand to narrate!

This one-hour concert features a daytime start of 11:30am and is family priced at just $20 - $50 per ticket. Families will be happy to know that children and babies two years old and younger who are accompanied by a parent will be allowed into The Rady Shell for free. They must be held by an adult and may not occupy a seat. (Children ages three years and older must have a ticket and be able to sit in a seat.)

Follow this link to reserve your tickets for this concert today!


Bring the family to "ofrenda," our day of the dead celebration at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - sunday October 31 @ 6Pm!

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar team up in OFRENDA, celebrating one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays, Día de Los Muertos, in an unforgettable visual and musical experience. OFRENDA pays tribute to traditional music and dances from different regions including “La Bruja” from Veracruz, “Retablo Purépecha” from the state of Michoacán, as well as the amazing music from the Disney movie Coco, and homage to great Mexican artists, such as Juan Gabriel, Selena, Pedro Infante and José Alfredo Jiménez, whose music lives on.

This full length concert features an early start of 6pm, leaving time for "trick or treating" afterwards. Seat are priced at $25 - $95 per ticket. (Children ages two years and older must have a ticket and be able to sit in a seat; all other children may sit for FREE in an adult lap.)

Follow this link to reserve your tickets for this concert today!

San Diego Symphony receives VAPA Spotlight CREATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Award!

The San Diego Symphony has been selected to receive the Visual and Performing Arts Spotlight CREATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Award as part of the San Diego Unified School District’s VAPA Spotlight Awards in recognition of our organization’s success in advancing the Visual and Performing Arts in the San Diego Unified School District.

The award recognizes the impact and resilience of the Symphony's Learning and Community Engagement programs in serving sand inspiring students and educators in the largest district in our County.

The San Diego Symphony is very committed and involved in this district; offering a large range of programs in support of general and differentiated music education. The programs range from concerts for the very young, to music performance skill development of various levels according to individual schools, to instrumental master classes and job training programs for students of more mature ages. The programs take place in person, virtually or in a hybrid mode; during or after the school day. And it is not an exaggeration to state that our team, and many on the Symphony staff and in the community who assist us, witness how the Symphony Changes lives through Music at every instance!

The award is an important recognition of the work of the orchestra as a whole, and of that of a large number of its members who have been involved in producing Learning and Community Engagement programs. It is also a recognition of the work of numerous staff members, from many other departments, that together with the LCE team make the design and production of the programs impeccable. CONGRATULATIONS ALL!