THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: 90th Birthday Celebration


David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra


This year we celebrate the birthday of John Williams, the greatest and most honored American cinematic composer of our time, and who better to help us celebrate his music than his long-time colleague, composer, conductor and friend David Newman. Naturally you will hear Williams’ most beloved music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and Superman, but also wondrous scores from The Accidental Tourist, The Flight to Neverland, and his Suite to Jane Eyre. Join us for a remarkable birthday celebration!

Please note: John Williams himself will not be in attendance for this concert event. Stay for a sparkling fireworks display over San Diego Bay, immediately following the concert.

Pre-Paid Parking

Ace Parking has provided a DEDICATED PARKING PURCHASE PAGE for this event.

  • SDSO @ The Rady Shell

Choose a date below to see details.

Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Ticket Price --

Buy Tickets

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park


The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Achilles Coffee, Marketplace Grille, Kitchens for Good and others.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)

Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.