KPBS 89.5FM Broadcasts


Sunday Nights @ 8pm!

The San Diego Symphony is pleased to participate in a new season of Sunday evening broadcasts of Jacobs Masterworks concerts on KPBS 89.5 FM, public broadcasting for San Diego.

These programs were recorded “live in concert” at Copley Symphony Hall during Season 2019-20 and earlier.

NEW: Programs are now during the broadcast through KPBS Radio Live Stream! Selected programs (or excerpts from same) will also be available for 30 days on the SDSO's Symphony Stream page after each broadcast!


January 3, 2021
Jader Bignamini, conductor
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
MARTUCCI: Notturno, Op. 70. No. 1
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnole, Op. 34
RESPIGHI: La boutique fantasque (after Rossini)
RESPIGHI: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)

From concerts performed January 20 & 21, 2018

January 10, 2021
Gemma New, conductor
Michael Barenboim, violin
GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

From concerts performed May 18 & 19, 2019

January 17, 2021
Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
R. STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op. 20
BRITTEN: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

From concerts performed January 11, 12 & 13, 2019

January 24, 2021
Edo de Waart, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
MASON BATES: Garages of the Valley
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

From concerts performed October 12 & 14, 2018

January 31, 2021
Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

From concerts performed November 30 & December 2, 2018

February 7, 2021
David Danzmayr, conductor
Gonzalo Ochoa, boy soprano
Conrad Tao, piano
JAVIER ÁLVAREZ: Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(This world premiere was commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

From concerts performed November 2 & 4, 2018

February 14, 2021
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
J. STRAUSS JR.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
W. A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271: Jeunehomme
PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet (compiled by Jahja Ling)

From concerts performed October 9 & 10, 2015

February 21, 2021
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Andrea Overturf, english horn
Micah Wilkinson, trumpet
Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements
ADAMS: City Noir
COPLAND: Quiet City
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

From concerts performed January 20 & 22, 2017

February 28, 2021
Rafael Payare, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103: The Year 1905

From concerts performed February 21 & 23, 2020

March 7, 2021
Steven Sloane, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano
NOAM SHERIFF: Lenny (U.S. Premiere)
COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring [full orchestra version]
IVES: The Unanswered Question
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety

From concerts performed November 16 & 17, 2018

March 14, 2021
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
JANÁČEK: Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
BARTÓK: Dance Suite
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F-sharp minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 16 in F minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F Major

From concerts performed February 15, 16 & 17, 2019

March 21, 2021
Courtney Lewis, conductor
Leonardo Capalbo, tenor
Daniel Okulitch, baritone
Michael Sumuel, bass
San Diego Master Chorale
HAYDN: Symphony No. 88
PUCCINI: Messa di Gloria

From concerts performed March 22 & 23, 2019

March 28, 2021
Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

From concerts performed January 10, 2019 and November 1 & 2, 2019

April 4, 2021
Jahja Ling, conductor
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
San Diego Master Chorale
MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor: Resurrection

From concerts performed December 10, 11 & 12, 2010