Special Concerts & Holiday Concerts 2018-19

3 Concerts

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Lang Lang Plays Mozart

THU OCT 4, 8:30PM

Lang Lang Plays Mozart

Edo de Waart, conductor 
Lang Lang, piano

BERLIOZ: Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome

The special not-to-be-missed season-opening concert features piano superstar Lang Lang in a performance of one of Mozart’s greatest concertos written for the piano. Conductor Edo de Waart opens the program with Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, an opera based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The program concludes with the magnificent and popular Fountains of Rome by Respighi.

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WED OCT 24, 8:00PM

Mariinsky Orchestra and San Diego Symphony

Valery Gergiev, conductor

GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla (Mariinsky)
BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia (SDSO)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60: Leningrad (Mariinsky + SDSO)

Join us for a special performance featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra combined with the world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia. This extraordinary concert features the Mariinsky Orchestra performing Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla overture, the San Diego Symphony performing Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducting the combined orchestras performing Shostakovich's famous Leningrad Symphony. 

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Discovery Night

THU JAN 10, 8:00PM

Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

MOZART: Overture to Don Giovanni
R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme
MUSSORGSKY/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition

Don’t miss Rafael Payare’s momentous inaugural concert as San Diego Symphony’s Music Director Designate. As part of our January “Hearing the Future” festival looking at youthful creation, this program features Don Juan, composed by a 24-year-old Richard Strauss, and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (written in that composer’s 35th year) in its well-known orchestration by Maurice Ravel. The concert opens with the dramatic overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which he debuted at age 31. Just Announced! Cellist Alisa Weilerstein will join the concert, performing Tchaikovsky's beloved Rococo Variations.

All funds from this concert will go to support the San Diego Symphony’s Learning and Community Engagement programs.

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2 Concerts

Subscribers always have the first opportunity to order additional special concerts far in advance of the general public, and at the very best price! Our annual Noel Noel holiday concert is a heart-warming musical tradition for everyone in San Diego.



Love Actually


Love Actually in Concert

This 2003 beloved holiday classic follows eight very different couples dealing with varying stages of one very human emotion: love. Featuring a star-studded cast and nominated for two Golden Globes, this romantic comedy has all the charm, heartbreak and triumph for the holiday season. Join us for this holiday favorite with its charming score performed live with a full orchestra.

Love Actually is a copyright of WT Venture LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Noel Noel

SAT DEC 15, 8PM | FRI DEC 21, 8PM
SAT DEC 22, 2PM & 8PM

Noel Noel

Sameer Patel, conductor 
San Diego Master Chorale
San Diego Children's Choir

San Diego’s favorite downtown holiday music tradition returns with another wonderful selection of Christmas gems, choral favorites, an audience sing-along and a visit from Old St. Nick! Associate Conductor Sameer Patel conducts the San Diego Symphony in four performances you can choose from!

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