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!


May 16, 2021
Lahav Shani, conductor
Wesley Precourt, violin
Chia-Ling Chien, cello
Sarah Skuster, oboe
Valentin Martchev, bassoon
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25: Classical
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major, Op. 84, Hob.I:105
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra

From concerts performed February 10 & 11, 2017

May 23, 2021
Jun Märkl, conductor
Rafael Payare, conductor*
MENDELSSOHN: Trumpet Overture, Op. 101
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107: Reformation
MUSSORGSKY/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition*

From concerts performed January 31 & February 2, 2020, and, January 10, 2019

May 30, 2021
James Gaffigan, conductor
Cartier Williams, dancer
HENRY COWELL: Hymn, from Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 2
BARBER: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
MORTON GOULD: Tap Dance Concerto

From concerts performed January 27 & 29, 2017

June 6, 2021

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor/violin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Mélodie, No. 3 from Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42 (Arr. Glazunov)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major, Op. 48
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90: Italian

From concerts performed February 2 & 3, 2018

June 13, 2021
David Danzmayr, conductor
JOHANN STRAUSS, JR.: An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
VILÉM TAUSKÝ: Coventry: Meditation for String Orchestra
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

From concert performed February 23, 2017

June 20, 2021
Fabien Gabel, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin
DEBUSSY: Printemps
STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70

From concerts performed April 1 & 2, 2017

June 27, 2021
Rafael Payare, conductor
MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

From concerts performed October 5 & 6, 2019

July 4, 2021
Andrew Gourlay, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite
COPLAND: Piano Concerto
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

From concerts performed January 6 & 8, 2017