Special Concerts

Special Concerts 2019-2020

4 Concerts


Copley Symphony Hall Decorated for the Holidays

SAT DEC 14, 7:30PM
FRI DEC 20, 7:30PM
SAT DEC 21, 2PM & 7:30PM

Noel Noel

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at our annual “Noel Noel” holiday concert for the whole family. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delightful as audiences sing along with the San Diego Master Chorale. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center warmly welcomes you and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

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Coldplay vs. Beethoven logo


Steve Hackman's Beethoven vs. Coldplay

Steve Hackman’s Beethoven vs. Coldplay transforms Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony into an oratorio, weaving the melodies and lyrics of Coldplay into the original Beethoven and pairing them together based on content and context. Three vocalists join the full symphony; many of Coldplay’s most well-known songs are interpolated, including "Fix You," "Paradise" and "The Scientist."

Steve Hackman’s Beethoven vs. Coldplay is a Stereo Hideout production, created and arranged by Steve Hackman.

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The Chieftans


The Chieftains
"The Irish Goodbye"

After fifty-seven years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they first began. The six-time Grammy®️ Award winners have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. Come see them perform at what will be a memorable evening of music, song and dance on this final journey.

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear in this concert. Concert will be performed without intermission.

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Elena Urioste, violinist


Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons

The magic of nature comes to life in one of classical music’s greatest hits! The exciting virtuosity of Antonio Vivaldi’s four violin concertos never ceases to thrill and amaze audiences. Then we journey south to experience the tango-tinged Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

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Still from Casablanca movie

SAT MAY 2, 7:30PM

Casablanca in Concert

“Here’s looking at you, kid!” Join us for one of the greatest movies ever to come out of the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring a live performance of the classic Max Steiner soundtrack by the San Diego Symphony. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star as Rick and Ilsa, two former lovers trying to rekindle romance while colorful characters and deadly WWII intrigues conspire to pull them apart in Vichy France-occupied Casablanca.

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