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Take Two Knees

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 was a somber moment in our nation’s history that led to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it swept the nation. From peaceful protests to viral social media posts, individuals, corporations, and governments alike were challenged to join in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial equality and justice.

Black History Month

Friday, February 5, 2021

This February marks the 45th official celebration of Black History Month. Here at the San Diego Symphony, we are joining the celebration by amplifying Black voices and using our platforms to uplift their stories. Spanning new, recent, and archival pieces, we will be sharing a collection of performances, talks, and articles throughout the month.

Black History Month

Friday, February 5, 2021

This February marks the 45th official celebration of Black History Month. Here at the San Diego Symphony, we are joining the celebration by amplifying Black voices and using our platforms to uplift their stories. Spanning new, recent, and archival pieces, we will be sharing a collection of performances, talks, and articles throughout the month.

Lunch & Listen Highlight: Trombonist Kyle Mendiguchia

Monday, February 1, 2021

Enjoy bass trombonist Kyle Mendiguchia's performance of "Three Songs" by Daniela Candillari. #MusicalHug

Originally produced for the "Lunch & Listen" series, a weekly Q&A with CEO Martha Gilmer and musicians. 

"Three Shanties" by Malcolm Arnold

Monday, February 1, 2021

Enjoy Malcolm Arnold's "Three Shanties," performed by:
Principal Flute Rose Lombardo
Principal Oboe Sarah Skuster
Principal Clarinet Sheryl Renk
Principal Bassoon Valentin Martchev
Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber

#MusicalMornings

Meet the Instruments (Trailer)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Have you ever wondered why a French Horn is called "French"? What does “Double” mean in Double Bass?

In this exciting video series, you will be introduced to each instrument in the orchestra. Every week, we will go on a journey with musicians of the San Diego Symphony to learn about the instruments they play, the unique sounds they make, and other fun facts. Join us as we explore the wide array of musical instruments that make up a symphony orchestra!

Lunch & Listen Highlight: Violinist Hernan Constantino

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Enjoy San Diego Symphony violinist Hernan Constantino's performance of "Concert Etudes" by Belgian composer Henri Vieuxtemps. #MusicalHug

"Overture to the Magic Flute" by Mozart

Monday, January 25, 2021

Enjoy the Overture to The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as performed by:
Principal Flute Rose Lombardo
Principal Oboe Sarah Skuster
Principal Clarinet Sheryl Renk
Principal Bassoon Valentin Martchev
Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber

#MusicalMornings

Lunch & Listen: Principal Violist Chi-Yuan Chen

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Who else is missing the holidays already? ✨ We hope you enjoy Principal Violist Chi-Yuan Chen's performance of “Capriccio for Solo Viola” by Belgian composer Henri Vieuxtemps. #MusicalHug