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 Jacobs Music Center during Season 2019-20 and earlier.


January 21, 2024
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 November 1, 2 & 10, 2019

January 28, 2024
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Henry Nelson, boy soprano
San Diego Master Chorale
BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal
GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F
COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version)
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms

From concerts performed May 27, 28 & 29, 2016

February 4, 2024
Johannes Debus, conductor
RACHMANINOFF: Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
RESPIGHI: Trittico Botticelliano

From a concert performed November 14, 2015

February 11, 2024
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 & 11, 2015

February 18, 2024
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
STRAVINSKY: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

From concerts performed December 4, 5 & 6, 2015

February 25, 2024
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
DEBUSSY / Orch. Molinari: L’isle joyeuse
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
RACHMANINOFF / Orch. Respighi: Cinq Études-tableaux

From concerts performed January 8 & 10, 2016

March 3, 2024
Jahja Ling, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74: Pathétique

From concerts performed November 6, 7 & 8, 2015

March 10, 2024
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

From concerts performed May 24, 25 & 26, 2019

March 17, 2024
Jahja Ling, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Chi-Yuan Chen, viola
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
SCHUBERT: Symphony in B minor, D. 759: Unfinished
R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character), Op. 35

From concerts performed May 20, 21 & 22, 2017

March 24, 2024
Edo de Waart, conductor
Alina Pogostkina, violin
GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

From concerts performed January 9, 10 & 11, 2015

March 31, 2024
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

April 7, 2024
Robert Spano, conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 2: A London Symphony

From concerts performed March 9 & 10, 2019

April 14, 2024
David Danzmayr, conductor
Benjamin Jaber, horn
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
JOHN WILLIAMS: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

From concerts performed April 27 & 28, 2019

April 21, 2024
Jahja Ling, conductor and piano
Conrad Tao, piano
Jessie Chang, piano
Yuja Wang, piano
DEBUSSY / Orch. Büsser: Petite suite
W. A. MOZART: Concerto No. 7 in F Major for Three Pianos, K. 242: Lodron or Triple
RAVEL: Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol , Op. 34

From concerts performed October 10, 1015 and January 30, 2016

April 28, 2024
Rafael Payare, conductor
Steven Schick, percussion
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival, Op. 9
ROBERTO SIERRA: Con madera, metal y cuero (Percussion Concerto)
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

From concerts performed January 13 & 14, 2018

May 5, 2024
Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ
BERLIOZ: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC: Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

From concerts performed May 3, 4 & 5, 2019

May 12, 2024
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

May 19, 2024
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

May 26, 2024
Steven Sloane, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano
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

June 2, 2024
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 and December 2, 2018, 2017

June 9, 2024
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

June 16, 2024
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
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

June 23, 2024
Edo de Waart, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
DELIUS: "The Walk to the Paradise Garden" from A Village Romeo and Juliet
BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

From concerts performed March 1 & 2, 2019

June 30, 2024
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