Don't miss this three night extravaganza celebrating the launch of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park! Over a star-studded weekend of festivities, The Rady Shell will be revealed to the world. Experience the power of the San Diego Symphony and the versatility of its stunning new venue in three distinct concerts spanning classical, Broadway, and contemporary music. Be there for every moment of this historic start to The Rady Shell’s first season. Join us for all three of our Inaugural Opening Weekend concerts at a discount! (Available through June 7.)
Note: You may also add any individual Opening Weekend concert to your order at full price as a Special Concert.
In addition to purchasing this Opening Weekend Package, you can be part of the Inaugural Gala, which will support the artistic and engagement programs of the Symphony as it launches a new era at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. The Gala evening will include the opening concert (in your package) conducted by Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony, with immersive sound and a light spectacular, and a cocktail reception at 5 pm, followed by a dinner curated by celebrity chef Richard Blais. Inaugural Gala and Concert tickets begin at $2,500 per person and include a donation to the San Diego Symphony.
THE RADY SHELL AT JACOBS PARK OPENS: A CELEBRATION WITH RAFAEL PAYARE AND THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY
FRI August 6
This is the long awaited, triumphant opening night concert of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park that you can't afford to miss! The starry evening combines a world premiere San Diego Symphony commission from celebrated American composer Mason Bates, delicious classical excerpts, world-class guest artists (like pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and rising young bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green), heart-pounding song selections and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, all led by Music Director Rafael Payare in his public concert debut at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.
Interested in attending the San Diego Symphony's Inaugural Gala in conjunction with this concert? Follow this link for more information and prices.
THE RADY SHELL AT JACOBS PARK OPENS: THE BEST OF BROADWAY
SAT August 7
The Opening Weekend of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park can only be appropriately celebrated with this truly dazzling constellation of Broadway star power singing their hearts out with the San Diego Symphony and led by Broadway conductor par excellence Rob Fisher. If you love Broadway, you must not miss this amazing evening!
THE RADY SHELL AT JACOBS PARK OPENS: GLADYS KNIGHT with Special Guest Naturally 7
SUN August 8
The Empress of Soul Gladys Knight joins forces with Naturally 7's magical harmonies for a soulful evening of R&B classics like “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.”
The San Diego Symphony does not appear on this program.