Jacobs Masterworks 2019-2020

Jacobs Masterworks 2019-20

Complete Concert Schedule

The magic of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, with actors, projections, and Mendelssohn’s full score. The power of Beethoven’s Eroica. The courage of Shostakovich’s Fifth. This series will offer you some of the season’s most exciting performances — including Yefim Bronfman performing Brahms.

Check out this exclusive Season 2019-20 Preview from the San Diego Union-Tribune!

READ OUR PRESS RELEASE: San Diego Symphony Announces Season 2019-20 with New Music Director Rafael Payare




Rafael Payare Conducting

Sat Oct 5, 8PM | Sun Oct 6, 2PM

Rafael Payare's Opening Weekend: Mahler 5

Rafael Payare, conductor

MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

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Víkingur Ólafsson

Fri Oct 11, 8PM | Sat Oct 12, 8PM

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
San Diego Master Chorale

ESTÉVEZ: Mediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24
MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream (with text by Shakespeare)

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Kirill Gerstein

Fri Nov 1, 8PM | Sat Nov 2, 8PM

Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Rafael Payare, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

SCHUMANN: Overture to Manfred
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6: Pathétique

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Dorothea Röschmann

Fri Nov 8, 8PM | Sun Nov 10, 2PM

Beethoven's Eroica

Rafael Payare, conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

MOZART: Symphony No. 35: Haffner
MAHLER: Rückert Lieder
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3: Eroica

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Alisa Weilerstein

Fri Nov 15, 8PM | Sun Nov 17, 2PM

Bach, Bloch &
Don Quixote

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Chi-Yuan Chen, viola

J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 4
BLOCH: Schelomo
J.S. BACH/WEBERN: Ricercar No. 2 from Musical Offering
R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote

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Wei Luo

Fri Dec 6, 8PM | Sat Dec 7, 8PM
Sun Dec 8, 2PM

Ling Conducts
Prokofiev & Dvořák

Jahja Ling, conductor
Wei Luo, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Suite from Snow Maiden
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

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Emanuel Ax

Fri Jan 10, 8PM | Sat Jan 11, 8PM
Sun Jan 12, 2PM

Emanuel Ax: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Edo de Waart, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

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Leila Josefowicz

Fri Jan 17, 8PM | Sat Jan 18, 8PM

Symphony No. 5

Edo de Waart, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge
JOHN ADAMS: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

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Edo de Waart

Sun Jan 19, 2PM

Beyond the Score®: Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Edo de Waart, conductor

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®
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Edo de Waart

Fri Jan 24, 8PM | Sat Jan 25, 8PM

Beethoven's Pastoral

Edo de Waart, conductor

BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont
HAYDN: Symphony No. 92: Oxford
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6: Pastoral

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Jun Märkl

Fri Jan 31, 8PM | Sun Feb 2, 2PM

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9

Jun Märkl, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

MENDELSSOHN: Trumpet Overture
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5: Reformation

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Stefan Jackiw

Fri Feb 21, 8PM | Sun Feb 23, 2PM

Payare Conducts Beethoven & Shostakovich

Rafael Payare, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11: The Year 1905

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Eun Sun Kim

Fri Feb 28, 8PM | Sat Feb 29, 8PM

Sibelius & Rachmaninoff

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Nancy Zhou, violin

TEXU KIM: Spin-Flip
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3

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Bramwell Tovey

Sat Mar 7, 8PM | Sun Mar 8, 2PM

Hail Britannia: Walton, Britten & Elgar

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

WALTON: Crown Imperial
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto
ELGAR: Enigma Variations

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Pacho Flores

Sat Mar 28, 8PM | Sun Mar 29, 2PM

Trumpets & Tchaikovsky

Rafael Payare, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet

ANDREW NORMAN: Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash
NERUDA: Trumpet Concerto
PAQUITO D'RIVERA: Concerto venezolano for Trumpet and Orchestra (U.S. Premiere and SDSO co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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Alexander Gavrylyuk

Fri Apr 3, 8PM | Sat Apr 4, 8PM
Sun Apr 5, 2PM

Rachmaninoff 3

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

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Yefim Bronfman

Fri May 8, 8PM | Sat May 9, 8PM
Sun May 10, 2PM

Yefim Bronfman Performs Brahms

Jahja Ling, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

RESPIGHI: Suite No. 1 from Ancient Airs and Dances
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1

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Inon Barnatan

Sat May 16, 8PM | Sun May 17, 2PM

French Fantasies: Debussy & Ravel

Rafael Payare, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

L. BOULANGER: D'un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning)
DEBUSSY/MOLINARI: L'isle joyeuse (The Isle of Joy)
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
RAVEL: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
DEBUSSY: La mer (The Sea)

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Rafael Payare

Fri May 22, 8PM | Sat May 23, 8PM
Sun May 24, 2PM

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Rafael Payare, conductor
Felicia Moore, soprano
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
San Diego Master Chorale

BRETT DEAN: Testament
BEETHOVEN: "Prisoner's Chorus" from Fidelio
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

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