Music Connects

The San Diego Symphony is coming to your neighborhood for a FREE concert of classical favorites! This one-hour concert is for ages five and up. It's the perfect way to Find Your Music™ with the San Diego Symphony and discover how music moves you.

NOTE: OUR SPRING CONCERT SEASON IS NOW CONCLUDED.
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COMPLETED programs:

Sat feb 12, 11AM
SAT FEB 12, 12:30PM

Foothills United Methodist Church (Casa de Oro)
4031 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941

Stefano Sarzani, conductor
Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
Louise FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 in G minor


Sat feb 12, 7:30PM

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (Downtown)
320 Date St, San Diego, CA 92101

Stefano Sarzani, conductor
Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
Louise FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 in G minor

From the San Diego Symphony comes a performance of musical pioneers, who transformed the landscape of classical music forever. The orchestra makes a formidable start with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan, a vivid portrayal of both the famous play’s battle-ready hero and his mother’s tender pleas. As a musician, composer and the first and only woman to teach at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, Louise Farrenc blazed trails across Europe, captivating peers Hector Berlioz and Robert Schumann. Her Third Symphony is a masterpiece that shimmers with energy and drama. Lyric Opera of Chicago conductor Stefano Sarzani leads this unforgettable music pairing.


SAT FEB 19, 11AM
SAT FEB 19, 12:30PM

Saint Brigid Parish (Pacific Beach)
4735 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Edward ELGAR: Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
William Grant STILL: Mother and Child
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, Linz


SUN FEB 20, 2PM

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church (Cardiff)
3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Edward ELGAR: Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
William Grant STILL: Mother and Child
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, Linz

Recent Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony Conner Gray Covington takes the podium for beloved works for string orchestra and a surprising gem from classical music’s favorite prodigy. Beauty abounds in two works for strings by Edward Elgar and William Grant Still. Elgar claimed his grand Serenade to be an early triumph in his impressive career. Hailed as the Dean of African-American Composers, Still captures serene love in his Mother and Child. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was traveling when he showed up to the gates of Linz, Austria without a symphony. Written at what he called “breakneck speed,” his charming Symphony No. 36 instructs musicians to play its finale as fast as possible – much like he wrote it.


Sat MAR 26, 11AM 
SAT MAR 26, 12:30PM 

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (Clairemont)
3502 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Johann Stuckenbruck, conductor
William Grant STILL: Danzas de Panama
Benjamin BRITTEN: Movements I-II from
  Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Ethel SMYTH: Movements III-IV from
  Suite for Strings (ed. D. Bostock)
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Movement II from
  Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (arr. L. Drew) 
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Finale from
  Serenade in C Major, Op. 48


Sat MAR 26, 7:30PM 

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral (Bankers Hill)
2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Johann Stuckenbruck, conductor
William Grant STILL: Danzas de Panama
Benjamin BRITTEN: Movements I-II from
  Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Ethel SMYTH: Movements III-IV from
  Suite for Strings (ed. D. Bostock)
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Movement II from
  Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (arr. L. Drew) 
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Finale from
  Serenade in C Major, Op. 48


SUN MAR 27, 2PM 
SUN MAR 27, 3:30PM 

John D. Spreckels Center (Coronado)
1019 7th St, Coronado, CA 92118

Johann Stuckenbruck, conductor
William Grant STILL: Danzas de Panama
Benjamin BRITTEN: Movements I-II from
  Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Ethel SMYTH: Movements III-IV from
  Suite for Strings (ed. D. Bostock)
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Movement II from
  Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (arr. L. Drew) 
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Finale from
  Serenade in C Major, Op. 48


Sat APR 2, 11AM 
SAT APR 2, 12:30PM 

All Souls’ Episcopal Church (Point Loma)
1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

Andrew Crust, conductor
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS: “Ária” from
  Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 (arr. Krance)
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Novelette No. 3,
  Op. 52 in A minor
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Novelette No. 4,
  Op. 52 in D Major
Franz SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5
  in B-flat Major, D. 485


SUN APR 3, 2PM 

Southwestern College (Otay Lakes/Chula Vista)
900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910
(Performing Arts Center [now completed]
Building 80 , NE corner of map)

Andrew Crust, conductor
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS: “Ária” from
  Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 (arr. Krance)
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Novelette No. 3,
  Op. 52 in A minor
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Novelette No. 4,
  Op. 52 in D Major
Franz SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5
  in B-flat Major, D. 485


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The San Diego Symphony’s Music Connects series is intended for fully vaccinated audiences age 5 and older. We regret that at this time we are unable to welcome patrons under the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated.

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