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Lunch & Listen - Jeff Thayer

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

This week's edition of "Lunch & Listen" features San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer!

Meet the Instruments - The French Horn

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Welcome to our next instrument family, the Brass Family. Have you ever wondered why the French Horn is called “French”?  Listen to the warm sounds of the Horn and learn about the fascinating history behind this instrument as San Diego Symphony French hornist Douglas Hall introduces us to his Horn.

San Diego Symphony awarded gift from The Conrad Prebys Foundation

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The San Diego Symphony is pleased to announce a major multi-year gift from The Conrad Prebys Foundation awarded to support the construction of San Diego’s newest outdoor venue, The Shell®. Slated to open in Summer 2021, The Shell will become San Diego Symphony’s new permanent outdoor summer home, a venue for touring and local artists, and a public park for the community to enjoy. The San Diego Symphony is grateful for the support to enrich downtown San Diego’s cultural offerings and thanks the Conrad Prebys Foundation for this partnership. 

San Diego Symphony awarded gift from The Conrad Prebys Foundation

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Gift will support construction of The Shell® and San Diego Symphony operations

Meet the Instruments - The Cello

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered why the cello is held differently from the violin and viola? Did you know that the strings on a cello are twice as long as the strings on a viola?  Join San Diego Symphony cellist Richard Levine as he introduces us to his instrument.  Learn about the history of the cello and what the different parts of the instrument are called.  Listen to the rich beautiful sounds of the instrument, and see how the instrument has grown and changed over its history.

Meet The Instruments - The Bass

Friday, March 12, 2021

In this video we are going to learn about the largest instrument in the string family, the bass.  How does the shape of the instrument effect it’s sound?  Why is it sometimes called Double Bass?  Join San Diego Symphony Principal Bass Jeremy Kurtz-Harris as he introduces us to his instrument, and learn fun facts while listening  to the beautiful sounds of the largest and lowest instrument in the string family.

KPBS Broadcast October 3 [Part A]

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Part A

Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Nicola Benedetti, violin

BIZET:  Suite No.1 from Carmen

MARSALIS: Violin Concerto in D

From concerts performed October 17 & 29, 2017

Meet the Instruments - the Viola

Monday, March 1, 2021

Now it’s time to meet the viola!  What is the difference between a violin and a viola?  Join San Diego Symphony violist Abraham Martín as he teaches us about his instrument.  Learn the similarities between the viola and violin, and what characteristics about the instruments make them different.  Listen to the soothing and beautiful warm sounds, learn how to hold a bow, and join Abraham as takes us on a tour of his instrument, the viola.

Meet the Instruments - the Violin

Monday, March 1, 2021

Welcome to the wonderful string family!  We will begin by learning about the string family’s smallest instrument, the violin.  Join San Diego Symphony violinist Julia Pautz as she teaches us about her instrument.  Look at and learn what the different parts of the instrument are called, hear how sound is made, and understand the technology and mechanics that make this first instrument of the string family so special!