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! Programs will also be available for 30 days on the SDSO's Symphony Stream page after each broadcast!


June 28, 2020
Rory Macdonald, conductor
Midori, violin
DVOŘÁK: Midday Witch, Op. 108
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

From concerts performed April 1, 2 & 3, 2016

July 5, 2020
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

July 12, 2020
Edo de Waart, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
HAYDN: Symphony No. 92 in G Major: Oxford
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68: Pastoral

From concerts performed January 24 & 25, 2020

July 19, 2020
Jun Märkl, conductor
Rafael Payare, conductor*
MENDELSSOHN: Trumpet Overture, Op. 101
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107: Reformation
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel)*

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

July 26, 2020
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

August 2, 2020
Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin
PURCELL/Britten: Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI: "Winter" in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH: Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY: “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss)
J. STRAUSS Jr.: Pizzicato Polka

From concerts performed December 7 & 8, 2018

August 9, 2020
Jahja Ling, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
WILLIAM SCHUMAN: American Festival Overture
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

From concerts performed October 14, 15 & 16, 2016

August 16, 2020
Rafael Payare, conductor
MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

From concerts performed October 5 & 6, 2019

August 23, 2020
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

August 30, 2020
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Nancy Zhou, violin
TEXU KIM: Spin-Flip
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

From concerts performed February 29 & 29, 2020