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Welcome to the Conrad Prebys 2022 Season at The Rady Shell @ Jacobs Park! We are so excited for you to come back to the San Diego Symphony's new outdoor venue and enjoy live music with friends, family...and the rest of your fellow San Diegans and visitors! We have put together another exciting season for you, and this year you can begin experiencing concerts in June! We have a very wide variety of full and half subscription series available for you, including a few that happen during the week. New subscribers are welcome and will enjoy all of the the beauty, unparalleled sound and breathtaking sight-lines this exceptional venue has to offer.

Follow this link for our comprehensive Press Release about
the 2022 Season at The Rady Shell!

Feel free to subscribe to as many packages as you like! (Seating and pricing may differ from package to package, however.) There is even a brand new MEGA packages that gets you ALL of our available concerts. As a great subscriber benefit, you may exchange for FREE into any subscription concert, just let us know what you need in the comments section of your order. (If you are exchanging to a more expensive seat, you'll need to pay the difference; if to a less expensive seat, you get a credit!) Finally, we encourage you to add one or more of our Special Concert offerings, which you will have priority access to before they are available for sale to the general public!

Note: some Special Concerts will go on sale as single tickets on Tuesday, April 12;
all other concerts will go on sale as single tickets on Tuesday, May 3.

The San Diego Union-Tribune has printed a preview article
about our just-announced 2022 Season at The Rady Shell.
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BEETHOVEN BY THE BAY

Friday, July 15, 7:30pm

Edo de Waart, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Other repertoire to be announced soon.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony fairly whirls with exuberance and wild abandon. Principal Guest Conductor Edo de Waart leads the Orchestra in one of Beethoven’s most optimistic and exuberant works.

PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE

Friday, August 5, 7:30pm

Jason Seber, conductor
Mason Bates, laptop
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Mason BATES: Soundcheck in C Major
Valerie COLEMAN: Umoja: An Anthem of Unity
Leonard BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mason BATES: Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra

Composer and DJ Mason Bates returns to present Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra. This stunning new concerto and film created by Mason with multi-Oscar® winner Gary Rydstrom and celebrated animator Jim Capobianco, sees a magical Sprite fly through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the nexus of creativity and technology. Conductor Jason Seber leads one of Bernstein's glorious works from West Side Story, a beautiful ode to unity, Umoja, from composer Valerie Coleman and Mason Bates’ Soundcheck in C Major, the first piece played in The Rady Shell’s inaugural concert.

DISCO INFERNO: A '70s Celebration

Friday, August 19, 7:30pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Scott Coulter, vocalist
Jessica Hendy , vocalist
Blaine Krauss, vocalist
John Boswell, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Everybody Dance! Disco is the sound of the '70s and it still has the power to get us “movin’ and groovin’.” Travel back to the days when Saturday Night Fever was a box-office smash, Donna Summer was the queen of the air waves and Beethoven had his first top-40 hit.

You’re invited to celebrate those disco days and boogie nights with a cast of New York’s top performers singing and dancing to super-hits by Abba, the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer and more! The stage will be ablaze with that ‘70s sound and a trio of Broadway vocalists reminding you that “You Should be Dancin’, yeah!”

BROADWAY SINGS…AND SWINGS

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, music director and piano
Bryonha Marie, vocalist
Other musicians to be announced soon.

Broadway has a long history of producing songs that become so popular they enter the "Great American Songbook" and become standards for all time. Broadway conductor Rob Fisher and the incredibly versatile Broadway vocalist Bryonha Marie, one of the brightest young stars of today's Great White Way, have created a program of just such songs that generations have decided are our best songs. Expect to hear classics like "But Not For Me," "In the Still of the Night," "The Lady is a Tramp" and so many more!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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TOY STORY in Concert

Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm

John Beal, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

The San Diego Symphony will present Toy Story in Concert featuring a screening of the groundbreaking complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Randy Newman’s musical score performed live to the film.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © Disney/Pixar

Get Happy: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Celebrates the JUDY GARLAND Centennial

Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm

Ted Sperling, conductor
Michael Feinstein, vocalist and piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

AN ORCHESTAL PREMIERE!

Join Michael Feinstein, Ted Sperling and the San Diego Symphony as they travel through the life and songs of Judy Garland, kicking off her 100th Birthday celebration. This brand-new multimedia show features big screen film clips, never-before-seen photos, rare audio recordings, great music and good humor.

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: 90th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

This year we celebrate the birthday of John Williams, the greatest and most honored American cinematic composer of our time, and who better to help us celebrate his music than his long-time colleague, composer, conductor and friend David Newman. Naturally you will hear Williams’ most beloved music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and Superman, but also wondrous scores from The Accidental Tourist, The Flight to Neverland, and his Suite to Jane Eyre. Join us for a remarkable birthday celebration!

Classic Albums Live Performs PINK FLOYD–THE WALL

Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm

First released in December of 1979, Pink Floyd’s The Wall became the number-one-selling album of the 70s. Change was in the air, and it took this album's reflection to enact that change. Since then, this masterpiece has taken on even deeper meaning to audiences around the world.

Special Guests: San Diego Children’s Choir

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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COMMON in Concert

Sunday, July 3, 7:30pm

Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy®-winning artist, actor, author and activist, Common brings his signature lyricism, musicality, and creative energy to San Diego for a single evening, performing many of his greatest hits throughout his career. One of the most influential figures in hip-hop, don't miss Common's triumphant return to The Rady Shell for a powerful and moving night of music.

THE MIDTOWN MEN

Sunday, July 10, 7:30pm

The Midtown Men Twelfth Anniversary Tour celebrates the greatest hits from the Sixties, reuniting the stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Launched in 2010 following their three-year Broadway rocket ride, these breakout vocal sensations are widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the era.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

JOSS STONE: One Night Only - with Special Guest KT Tunstall

Sunday, July 17, 7:30pm

Joss Stone comes to San Diego for one night only, hot on the heels of her new album Never Forget My Love. The Grammy® Award-winning artist is a force to be reckoned with: her debut recording Soul Sessions was a multi-platinum best seller, and her eight studio albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. KT Tunstall outsold every female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit "Suddenly I See," and a Q award for Track of the Year.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

BERNADETTE PETERS

Sunday, August 7, 7:30pm

Bernadette Peters, vocalist
Marvin Laird, conductor
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's brightest star, joins the San Diego Symphony in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she's received accolades for, as well as from her Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more!

Note: Bernadette Peters appears on the second half of this program.

GIPSY KINGS Featuring Nicolas Reyes

Sunday, August 21, 7:30pm

In a category all their own with their infectious blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop, Latin rhythms and jazz guitar echoing French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt, Gipsy Kings come to The Rady Shell. Their new album features the lead single “Samba Samba,” and says band member Nicolas Reyes “…it was written for parties, sun, joy and beaches.” Don’t miss the irresistible Gypsy Kings!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

Classic Albums Live Performs THE BEATLES–LET IT BE

Sunday, September 11, 7:30pm

The Beatles’ Let It Be is the sound of the '70s. Released near the end of their collective journey, this all-time classic reminds us to stop being so distracted and take a moment to dream.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

CEELO GREEN As SOUL BROTHA #100: A Tribute To James Brown

Sunday, September 18, 7:30pm

One of Atlanta’s most famous hip hop and soul artists, CeeLo Green pays tribute to another Georgian – James Brown – in an evening celebrating the glorious music of the “Godfather of Soul.” Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brings their world-renowned live performance to The Rady Shell for an evening of music not-to-be-missed!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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COMMON in Concert

Sunday, July 3, 7:30pm

Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy®-winning artist, actor, author and activist, Common brings his signature lyricism, musicality, and creative energy to San Diego for a single evening, performing many of his greatest hits throughout his career. One of the most influential figures in hip-hop, don't miss Common's triumphant return to The Rady Shell for a powerful and moving night of music.

JOSS STONE: One Night Only - with Special Guest KT Tunstall

Sunday, July 17, 7:30pm

Joss Stone comes to San Diego for one night only, hot on the heels of her new album Never Forget My Love. The Grammy® Award-winning artist is a force to be reckoned with: her debut recording Soul Sessions was a multi-platinum best seller, and her eight studio albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. KT Tunstall outsold every female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit "Suddenly I See," and a Q award for Track of the Year.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

CEELO GREEN As SOUL BROTHA #100: A Tribute To James Brown

Sunday, September 18, 7:30pm

One of Atlanta’s most famous hip hop and soul artists, CeeLo Green pays tribute to another Georgian – James Brown – in an evening celebrating the glorious music of the “Godfather of Soul.” Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brings their world-renowned live performance to The Rady Shell for an evening of music not-to-be-missed!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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THE MIDTOWN MEN

Sunday, July 10, 7:30pm

The Midtown Men Twelfth Anniversary Tour celebrates the greatest hits from the Sixties, reuniting the stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Launched in 2010 following their three-year Broadway rocket ride, these breakout vocal sensations are widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the era.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

BERNADETTE PETERS

Sunday, August 7, 7:30pm

Bernadette Peters, vocalist
Marvin Laird, conductor
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's brightest star, joins the San Diego Symphony in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she's received accolades for, as well as from her Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more!

Note: Bernadette Peters appears on the second half of this program.

GIPSY KINGS Featuring Nicolas Reyes

Sunday, August 21, 7:30pm

In a category all their own with their infectious blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop, Latin rhythms and jazz guitar echoing French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt, Gipsy Kings come to The Rady Shell. Their new album features the lead single “Samba Samba,” and says band member Nicolas Reyes “…it was written for parties, sun, joy and beaches.” Don’t miss the irresistible Gypsy Kings!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

Classic Albums Live Performs THE BEATLES–LET IT BE

Sunday, September 11, 7:30pm

The Beatles’ Let It Be is the sound of the '70s. Released near the end of their collective journey, this all-time classic reminds us to stop being so distracted and take a moment to dream.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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TOWER OF POWER and LETTUCE

Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm

Tower of Power and Lettuce
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Legendary Soul-Funk-R&B group Tower of Power and genre-busting six-member Funk band Lettuce will take the stage for one incredible night of music that will leave you grooving for days.

SHERYL CROW - Featuring Very Special Guest KEB' MO'

Tuesday, August 2, 7:30pm

American music icon and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow – winner of nine Grammy® Awards – brings her hits like "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun" to The Rady Shell. The incomparable bluesman Keb' Mo' – a five-time Grammy Award winner – stands as one of the most accomplished and respected artists working in contemporary roots music today.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

PINK MARTINI

Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm

Pink Martini
featuring China Forbes, vocalist
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Pink Martini’s diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band.”

FLYING LOTUS and HIATUS KAIYOTE

Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm

Flying Lotus
Hiatus Kaiyote
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

An extraordinary concert featuring the visionary producer, composer, filmmaker and Grammy®-winning Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), whose ability to masterfully combine electronic, jazz, hip-hop and other styles has solidified his status as one of the iconic creative forces of our time. The futuristic and soulful music of the Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, thrice-Grammy®-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote is described best by the band as “wondercore,” having been sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Chance The Rapper and Drake among others.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS - with Special Guests NICK LOWE and LOS STRAITJACKETS

Wednesday, August 31, 7pm

From punk rock to symphonic pop, Elvis Costello & The Imposters always nail the familiar sentiments of their classic songs like “Pump It Up,” “Watching the Detectives” and “Everyday I Write the Book." Costello’s latest release, The Boy Named If (2022) showcases the artist “at his best” (The Guardian), and Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets join forces for a spectacular evening of music on the San Diego Bay.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

AIDA CUEVAS: 45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo

Monday, October 3, 7:30pm

Aida Cuevas presents “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo,” an unforgettable concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. She is joined by Mariachi Aztlán, with special guests Mariachi Los Camperos. With 40 album releases to her credit, Cuevas, dubbed “The Queen of Mariachi”, is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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TOWER OF POWER and LETTUCE

Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm

Tower of Power and Lettuce
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Legendary Soul-Funk-R&B group Tower of Power and genre-busting six-member Funk band Lettuce will take the stage for one incredible night of music that will leave you grooving for days.

PINK MARTINI

Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm

Pink Martini
featuring China Forbes, vocalist
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Pink Martini’s diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band.”

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS - with Special Guests NICK LOWE and LOS STRAITJACKETS

Wednesday, August 31, 7pm

From punk rock to symphonic pop, Elvis Costello & The Imposters always nail the familiar sentiments of their classic songs like “Pump It Up,” “Watching the Detectives” and “Everyday I Write the Book." Costello’s latest release, The Boy Named If (2022) showcases the artist “at his best” (The Guardian), and Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets join forces for a spectacular evening of music on the San Diego Bay.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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SHERYL CROW - Featuring Very Special Guest KEB' MO'

Tuesday, August 2, 7:30pm

American music icon and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow – winter of nine Grammy® Awards – brings her hits like "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun" to The Rady Shell. The incomparable bluesman Keb' Mo' – a five-time Grammy Award winner – stands as one of the most accomplished and respected artists working in contemporary roots music today.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

FLYING LOTUS and HIATUS KAIYOTE

Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm

Flying Lotus
Hiatus Kaiyote
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

An extraordinary concert featuring the visionary producer, composer, filmmaker and Grammy®-winning Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), whose ability to masterfully combine electronic, jazz, hip-hop and other styles has solidified his status as one of the iconic creative forces of our time. The futuristic and soulful music of the Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, thrice-Grammy®-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote is described best by the band as “wondercore,” having been sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Chance The Rapper and Drake among others.

AIDA CUEVAS: 45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo

Monday, October 3, 7:30pm

Aida Cuevas presents “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo,” an unforgettable concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. She is joined by Mariachi Aztlán, with special guests Mariachi Los Camperos. With 40 album releases to her credit, Cuevas, dubbed “The Queen of Mariachi”, is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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Marvel's BLACK PANTHER in Concert

Friday, July 1, 7:30pm

Anthony Parnther, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

In 2018 Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what Super Hero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becoming king and battling Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) all while the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with Marvel Studios, All rights reserved. ©2022 MARVEL

KOOL & THE GANG: Fourth of July

Monday, July 4, 7:30pm

Thanks to iconic songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame,” Kool & the Gang has earned two Grammy® Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Come celebrate the Fourth of July on the San Diego waterfront with one of the most legendary R&B groups of all-time!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program. There will be no intermission in this 90-minute performance. Concert will end just before 9pm “Big Bay Boom” fireworks show, which patrons are welcome to stay for.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS™ Part 1 In Concert

Friday, July 29, 7:30pm

John Jesensky, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsin Concert is nearly here! A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS™ Part 1 In Concert

Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm

John Jesensky, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsin Concert is nearly here! A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

TROMBONE SHORTY's Voodoo Threauxdown

Sunday, August 14, 6pm

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is a curated mini-festival, a history of New Orleans music and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. “I want to share the music and the vibe of my city,” Trombone Shorty says.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

JENNIFER HUDSON

Sunday, August 28, 7:30pm

Jennifer Hudson, vocals
Steven Reineke, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

A two-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress, Emmy Award-winning producer, and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. In one of the biggest events of our summer season, don’t miss your chance to hear the star from Dreamgirls, who most recently received critical acclaim for her award-winning portrayal of the iconic Aretha Franklin in Respect.

Note: Jennifer Hudson appears on the second half of this program.

OPENING NIGHT: Orchestral Technicolor

Friday, June 24, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Hector BERLIOZ: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
Reinaldo MOYA: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion (West Coast premiere)
Modest MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel)

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra will have you seeing in orchestral technicolor after hearing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. From the opening of “Promenade” to the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev," this is a showpiece of the repertoire. Plus, the entrancing optical artwork of the late Carlos Cruz-Diez is the inspiration for fellow Venezuelan Reinaldo Moya’s colorful concerto featuring the virtuosic pianist Joyce Yang.

The Best of Times: MEGAN HILTY Sings Jerry Herman

Friday, July 8, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, conductor
Megan Hilty, vocalist
Members of the SDSU Musical Theatre Program
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Talk about showstoppers! Imagine the thrill of hearing the incredibly talented Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off, Smash) singing the treasured hits of the late Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles) and you have a night that will send you home happily singing to yourself, or for the world to hear…it’s Broadway after all! Conductor Rob Fisher leads the Orchestra in this special tribute to one of America's most revered composers and lyricists.

BEETHOVEN BY THE BAY

Friday, July 15, 7:30pm

Edo de Waart, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Other repertoire to be announced soon.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony fairly whirls with exuberance and wild abandon. Principal Guest Conductor Edo de Waart leads the Orchestra in one of Beethoven’s most optimistic and exuberant works.

PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE

Friday, August 5, 7:30pm

Jason Seber, conductor
Mason Bates, laptop
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Mason BATES: Soundcheck in C Major
Valerie COLEMAN: Umoja: An Anthem of Unity
Leonard BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mason BATES: Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra

Composer and DJ Mason Bates returns to present Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra. This stunning new concerto and film created by Mason with multi-Oscar® winner Gary Rydstrom and celebrated animator Jim Capobianco, sees a magical Sprite fly through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the nexus of creativity and technology. Conductor Jason Seber leads one of Bernstein's glorious works from West Side Story, a beautiful ode to unity, Umoja, from composer Valerie Coleman and Mason Bates’ Soundcheck in C Major, the first piece played in The Rady Shell’s inaugural concert.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE in Concert

Friday, August 12, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

“As you wish…”

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before… with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture!

Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and André the Giant.

© The Princess Bride Limited. All Rights Reserved.

DISCO INFERNO: A '70s Celebration

Friday, August 19, 7:30pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Scott Coulter, vocalist
Jessica Hendy , vocalist
Blaine Krauss, vocalist
John Boswell, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Everybody Dance! Disco is the sound of the '70s and it still has the power to get us “movin’ and groovin’.” Travel back to the days when Saturday Night Fever was a box-office smash, Donna Summer was the queen of the air waves and Beethoven had his first top-40 hit.

You’re invited to celebrate those disco days and boogie nights with a cast of New York’s top performers singing and dancing to super-hits by Abba, the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer and more! The stage will be ablaze with that ‘70s sound and a trio of Broadway vocalists reminding you that “You Should be Dancin’, yeah!”

1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Friday, August 26, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest Fantasy-Overture, Op. 18
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Additional works and artists to be announced.

Is there a more rousing work in all of music? From pealing bells to cannon ball shots, the 1812 Overture is a showpiece that never fails to thrill and chill. Music Director Rafael Payare also leads the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent symphonic tone poem Francesca da Rimini that will have you gripping your seat. It’s a wild and at times deranged ride based on a story of doomed love from Dante’s Divine Comedy.

BROADWAY SINGS…AND SWINGS

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, music director and piano
Bryonha Marie, vocalist
Other musicians to be announced soon.

Broadway has a long history of producing songs that become so popular they enter the "Great American Songbook" and become standards for all time. Broadway conductor Rob Fisher and the incredibly versatile Broadway vocalist Bryonha Marie, one of the brightest young stars of today's Great White Way, have created a program of just such songs that generations have decided are our best songs. Expect to hear classics like "But Not For Me," "In the Still of the Night," "The Lady is a Tramp" and so many more!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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OPENING NIGHT: Orchestral Technicolor

Friday, June 24, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Hector BERLIOZ: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
Reinaldo MOYA: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion (West Coast premiere)
Modest MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel)

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra will have you seeing in orchestral technicolor after hearing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. From the opening of “Promenade” to the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev," this is a showpiece of the repertoire. Plus, the entrancing optical artwork of the late Carlos Cruz-Diez is the inspiration for fellow Venezuelan Reinaldo Moya’s colorful concerto featuring the virtuosic pianist Joyce Yang.

The Best of Times: MEGAN HILTY Sings Jerry Herman

Friday, July 8, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, conductor
Megan Hilty, vocalist
Members of the SDSU Musical Theatre Program
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Talk about showstoppers! Imagine the thrill of hearing the incredibly talented Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off, Smash) singing the treasured hits of the late Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles) and you have a night that will send you home happily singing to yourself, or for the world to hear…it’s Broadway after all! Conductor Rob Fisher leads the Orchestra in this special tribute to one of America's most revered composers and lyricists.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE in Concert

Friday, August 12, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

“As you wish…”

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before… with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture!

Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and André the Giant.

© The Princess Bride Limited. All Rights Reserved.

1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Friday, August 26, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest Fantasy-Overture, Op. 18
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Additional works and artists to be announced.

Is there a more rousing work in all of music? From pealing bells to cannon ball shots, the 1812 Overture is a showpiece that never fails to thrill and chill. Music Director Rafael Payare also leads the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent symphonic tone poem Francesca da Rimini that will have you gripping your seat. It’s a wild and at times deranged ride based on a story of doomed love from Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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BOYZ II MEN

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm

Boyz II Men
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations, having penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades.

TOY STORY in Concert

Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm

John Beal, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

The San Diego Symphony will present Toy Story in Concert featuring a screening of the groundbreaking complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Randy Newman’s musical score performed live to the film.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © Disney/Pixar

UPTOWN NIGHTS

Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm

Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocals
Leo Manzari, tap dancer
Jim Rupp, drums
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling brings Harlem’s famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy to life in this swingin’ night of musical sensations that focuses on Harlem’s heyday — a time when Duke Ellington’s orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Waters showcased the classics! Vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Leo Manzari join Stripling in bringing “Uptown” to the San Diego waterfront.

Get Happy: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Celebrates the JUDY GARLAND Centennial

Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm

Ted Sperling, conductor
Michael Feinstein, vocalist and piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

AN ORCHESTAL PREMIERE!

Join Michael Feinstein, Ted Sperling and the San Diego Symphony as they travel through the life and songs of Judy Garland, kicking off her 100th Birthday celebration. This brand-new multimedia show features big screen film clips, never-before-seen photos, rare audio recordings, great music and good humor.

THE BEACH BOYS: Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer

Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm

The Beach Boys
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world.

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: 90th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

This year we celebrate the birthday of John Williams, the greatest and most honored American cinematic composer of our time, and who better to help us celebrate his music than his long-time colleague, composer, conductor and friend David Newman. Naturally you will hear Williams’ most beloved music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and Superman, but also wondrous scores from The Accidental Tourist, The Flight to Neverland, and his Suite to Jane Eyre. Join us for a remarkable birthday celebration!

GEORGE BENSON, WAR and THE COMMODORES

Saturday, August 27, 7pm

Funk…check. Soul…check. R&B… check. Three legendary groups, dozens of charted hit songs, from “Give Me the Night” to "Why Can't We Be Friends?" to “Brick House” and so many more. One stage, one night only. George Benson, WAR and The Commodores come together for a concert that will live on in San Diego concert lore for years to come.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

Classic Albums Live Performs PINK FLOYD–THE WALL

Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm

First released in December of 1979, Pink Floyd’s The Wall became the number-one-selling album of the 70s. Change was in the air, and it took this album's reflection to enact that change. Since then, this masterpiece has taken on even deeper meaning to audiences around the world.

Special Guests: San Diego Children’s Choir

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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BOYZ II MEN

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm

Boyz II Men
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations, having penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades.

UPTOWN NIGHTS

Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm

Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocals
Leo Manzari, tap dancer
Jim Rupp, drums
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling brings Harlem’s famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy to life in this swingin’ night of musical sensations that focuses on Harlem’s heyday — a time when Duke Ellington’s orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Waters showcased the classics! Vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Leo Manzari join Stripling in bringing “Uptown” to the San Diego waterfront.

THE BEACH BOYS: Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer

Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm

The Beach Boys
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world.

GEORGE BENSON, WAR and THE COMMODORES

Saturday, August 27, 7pm

Funk…check. Soul…check. R&B… check. Three legendary groups, dozens of charted hit songs, from “Give Me the Night” to "Why Can't We Be Friends?" to “Brick House” and so many more. One stage, one night only. George Benson, WAR and The Commodores come together for a concert that will live on in San Diego concert lore for years to come.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

OFF SALE: Package Has Already Begun

STRAIGHT, NO CHASER: The Music of Thelonious Monk

Sunday, June 26, 7:30pm

Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet
Charles McPherson, alto saxophone
Russell Malone, guitar
Rodney Whitaker, bass
Gerald Clayton, piano
Lewis Nash, drums

This is his story, these are his songs.

The second most recorded Jazz musician of all time, Thelonious Monk’s eccentric charisma, unique improvisational style and percussive approach set the standard for – not just Jazz musicians, but – musical icons ever since.

Join Gilbert Castellanos, Charles McPherson, Gerald Clayton, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone and Rodney Whitaker for an evening celebrating one of Jazz’s most influential characters.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS

Sunday, September 4, 7:30PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, music director and trumpet

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis are coming to The Rady Shell! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988 and spends over a third of the year on tour across the world. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe; in concert halls; dance venues; jazz clubs; public parks; and with symphony orchestras; ballet troupes; local students; and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists.

ARTURO O'FARRILL and THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Saturday, September 17, 7:30pm

Led by Grammy®-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is heralded as “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” by The New Yorker . A transnational project to bring the people of the United States and Mexico together through music that prompted an album, book and documentary, Fandango at the Wall was inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program. There will be no Intermission in this 90-minute performance.

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OPENING NIGHT: Orchestral Technicolor

Friday, June 24, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Hector BERLIOZ: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21
Reinaldo MOYA: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion (West Coast premiere)
Modest MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel)

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra will have you seeing in orchestral technicolor after hearing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. From the opening of “Promenade” to the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev," this is a showpiece of the repertoire. Plus, the entrancing optical artwork of the late Carlos Cruz-Diez is the inspiration for fellow Venezuelan Reinaldo Moya’s colorful concerto featuring the virtuosic pianist Joyce Yang.

BOYZ II MEN

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm

Boyz II Men
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations, having penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades.

STRAIGHT, NO CHASER: The Music of Thelonious Monk

Sunday, June 26, 7:30pm

Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet
Charles McPherson, alto saxophone
Russell Malone, guitar
Rodney Whitaker, bass
Gerald Clayton, piano
Lewis Nash, drums

This is his story, these are his songs.

The second most recorded Jazz musician of all time, Thelonious Monk’s eccentric charisma, unique improvisational style and percussive approach set the standard for – not just Jazz musicians, but – musical icons ever since.

Join Gilbert Castellanos, Charles McPherson, Gerald Clayton, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone and Rodney Whitaker for an evening celebrating one of Jazz’s most influential characters.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

Marvel's BLACK PANTHER in Concert

Friday, July 1, 7:30pm

Anthony Parnther, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

In 2018 Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what Super Hero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becoming king and battling Killmonger (Michael T. Jordan) all while the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with Marvel Studios, All rights reserved. ©2022 MARVEL

TOY STORY in Concert

Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm

Susie Benchasil Seiter, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

The San Diego Symphony will present Toy Story in Concert featuring a screening of the groundbreaking complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Randy Newman’s musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by Susie Benchasil Seiter.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © Disney/Pixar

COMMON with Orchestra

Sunday, July 3, 7:30pm

Common, rapper and vocalist
Damon Gupton, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy®-winning artist, actor, author and activist, Common brings his signature lyricism, musicality, and creative energy to San Diego for a single evening, performing many of his greatest hits throughout his career. One of the most influential figures in hip-hop, don't miss Common's triumphant return to San Diego, teaming up with conductor Damon Gupton and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra for a powerful and moving night of music.

KOOL & THE GANG: Fourth of July

Monday, July 4, 7:30pm

Thanks to iconic songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame,” Kool & the Gang has earned two Grammy® Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Come celebrate the Fourth of July on the San Diego waterfront with one of the most legendary R&B groups of all-time!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program. There will be no intermission in this 90-minute performance. Concert will end just before 9pm “Big Bay Boom” fireworks show, which patrons are welcome to stay for.

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TOWER OF POWER and LETTUCE

Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm

Tower of Power
Lettuce
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Legendary Soul-Funk-R&B group Tower of Power and genre-busting six-member Funk band Lettuce will take the stage for one incredible night of music that will leave you grooving for days.

The Best of Times: MEGAN HILTY Sings Jerry Herman

Friday, July 8, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, conductor
Megan Hilty, vocalist
Members of the SDSU Musical Theater Program
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Talk about showstoppers! Imagine the thrill of hearing the incredibly talented Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off, Smash) singing the treasured hits of the late Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello Dolly, La Cage aux Folles) and you have a night that will send you home happily singing to yourself, or for the world to hear…it’s Broadway after all! Conductor Rob Fisher leads the Orchestra in this special tribute to one of America's most revered composers and lyricists.

UPTOWN NIGHTS

Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm

Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocals
Leo Manzari, tap dancer
Jim Rupp, drums
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling brings Harlem’s famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy to life in this swingin’ night of musical sensations that focuses on Harlem’s heyday — a time when Duke Ellington’s orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Waters showcased the classics! Vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Leo Manzari join Stripling in bringing “Uptown” to the San Diego waterfront.

THE MIDTOWN MEN

Sunday, July 10, 7:30pm

The Midtown Men Twelfth Anniversary Tour celebrates the greatest hits from the Sixties, reuniting the stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Launched in 2010 following their three-year Broadway rocket ride, these breakout vocal sensations are widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the era.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

BEETHOVEN BY THE BAY

Friday, July 15, 7:30pm

Edo de Waart, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Other repertoire to be announced soon.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony fairly whirls with exuberance and wild abandon. Principal Guest Conductor Edo de Waart leads the Orchestra in one of Beethoven’s most optimistic and exuberant works.

Get Happy: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Celebrates the JUDY GARLAND Centennial

Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm

Ted Sperling, conductor
Michael Feinstein, vocalist and piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

AN ORCHESTAL PREMIERE!

Join Michael Feinstein, Ted Sperling and the San Diego Symphony as they travel through the life and songs of Judy Garland, kicking off her 100th Birthday celebration. This brand-new multimedia show features big screen film clips, never-before-seen photos, rare audio recordings, great music and good humor.

JOSS STONE: One Night Only - with Special Guest KT Tunstall

Sunday, July 17, 7:30pm

Joss Stone comes to San Diego for one night only, hot on the heels of her new album Never Forget My Love. The Grammy® Award-winning artist is a force to be reckoned with: her debut recording Soul Sessions was a multi-platinum best seller, and her eight studio albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS™ Part 1 In Concert

Friday, July 29, 7:30pm

John Jesensky, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsin Concert is nearly here! A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS™ Part 1 In Concert

Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm

John Jesensky, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsin Concert is nearly here! A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

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SHERYL CROW - Featuring Very Special Guest KEB' MO'

Tuesday, August 2, 7:30pm

American music icon and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow – winner of nine Grammy® Awards – brings her hits like "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun" to The Rady Shell. The incomparable bluesman Keb' Mo' – a five-time Grammy Award winner – stands as one of the most accomplished and respected artists working in contemporary roots music today.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE

Friday, August 5, 7:30pm

Jason Seber, conductor
Mason Bates, laptop
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Mason BATES: Soundcheck in C Major
Valerie COLEMAN: Umoja: An Anthem of Unity
Leonard BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mason BATES: Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra

Composer and DJ Mason Bates returns to present Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra. This stunning new concerto and film created by Mason with multi-Oscar® winner Gary Rydstrom and celebrated animator Jim Capobianco, sees a magical Sprite fly through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the nexus of creativity and technology. Conductor Jason Seber leads one of Bernstein's glorious works from West Side Story, a beautiful ode to unity, Umoja, from composer Valerie Coleman and Mason Bates’ Soundcheck in C Major, the first piece played in The Rady Shell’s inaugural concert.

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THE BEACH BOYS: Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer

Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm

The Beach Boys
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world.

BERNADETTE PETERS

Sunday, August 7, 7:30pm

Bernadette Peters, vocalist
Marvin Laird, conductor
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's brightest star, joins the San Diego Symphony in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she's received accolades for, as well as from her Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more!

Note: Bernadette Peters appears on the second half of this program.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE in Concert

Friday, August 12, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

“As you wish…”

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before… with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture!

Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and André the Giant.

© The Princess Bride Limited. All Rights Reserved.

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: 90th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm

David Newman, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

This year we celebrate the birthday of John Williams, the greatest and most honored American cinematic composer of our time, and who better to help us celebrate his music than his long-time colleague, composer, conductor and friend David Newman. Naturally you will hear Williams’ most beloved music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and Superman, but also wondrous scores from The Accidental Tourist, The Flight to Neverland, and his Suite to Jane Eyre. Join us for a remarkable birthday celebration!

PINK MARTINI

Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm

Pink Martini
featuring China Forbes, vocalist
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Pink Martini’s diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band.”

DISCO INFERNO: A '70s Celebration

Friday, August 19, 7:30pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Scott Coulter, vocalist
Jessica Hendy , vocalist
Blaine Krauss, vocalist
John Boswell, piano
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Everybody Dance! Disco is the sound of the '70s and it still has the power to get us “movin’ and groovin’.” Travel back to the days when Saturday Night Fever was a box-office smash, Donna Summer was the queen of the air waves and Beethoven had his first top-40 hit.

You’re invited to celebrate those disco days and boogie nights with a cast of New York’s top performers singing and dancing to super-hits by Abba, the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer and more! The stage will be ablaze with that ‘70s sound and a trio of Broadway vocalists reminding you that “You Should be Dancin’, yeah!”

GIPSY KINGS Featuring Nicolas Reyes

Sunday, August 21, 7:30pm

In a category all their own with their infectious blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop, Latin rhythms and jazz guitar echoing French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt, Gipsy Kings come to The Rady Shell. Their new album features the lead single “Samba Samba,” and says band member Nicolas Reyes “…it was written for parties, sun, joy and beaches.” Don’t miss the irresistible Gypsy Kings!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

FLYING LOTUS and HIATUS KAIYOTE

Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm

Flying Lotus
Hiatus Kaiyote
Christopher Dragon, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

An extraordinary concert featuring the visionary producer, composer, filmmaker and Grammy®-winning Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), whose ability to masterfully combine electronic, jazz, hip-hop and other styles has solidified his status as one of the iconic creative forces of our time. The futuristic and soulful music of the Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, thrice-Grammy®-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote is described best by the band as “wondercore,” having been sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Chance The Rapper and Drake among others.

1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Friday, August 26, 7:30pm

Rafael Payare, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest Fantasy-Overture, Op. 18
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Additional works and artists to be announced.

Is there a more rousing work in all of music? From pealing bells to cannon ball shots, the 1812 Overture is a showpiece that never fails to thrill and chill. Music Director Rafael Payare also leads the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent symphonic tone poem Francesca da Rimini that will have you gripping your seat. It’s a wild and at times deranged ride based on a story of doomed love from Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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GEORGE BENSON, WAR and THE COMMODORES

Saturday, August 27, 7pm

Funk…check. Soul…check. R&B… check. Three legendary groups, dozens of charted hit songs, from “Give Me the Night” to "Why Can't We Be Friends?" to “Brick House” and so many more. One stage, one night only. George Benson, WAR and The Commodores come together for a concert that will live on in San Diego concert lore for years to come.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

JENNIFER HUDSON

Sunday, August 28, 7:30pm

Jennifer Hudson, vocals
Steven Reineke, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

A two-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress, Emmy Award-winning producer, and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. In one of the biggest events of our summer season, don’t miss your chance to hear the star from Dreamgirls, who most recently received critical acclaim for her award-winning portrayal of the iconic Aretha Franklin in Respect.

Note: Jennifer Hudson appears on the second half of this program.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS - with Special Guests NICK LOWE and LOS STRAITJACKETS

Wednesday, August 31, 7pm

From punk rock to symphonic pop, Elvis Costello & The Imposters always nail the familiar sentiments of their classic songs like “Pump It Up,” “Watching the Detectives” and “Everyday I Write the Book." Costello’s latest release, The Boy Named If (2022) showcases the artist “at his best” (The Guardian), and Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets join forces for a spectacular evening of music on the San Diego Bay.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

Classic Albums Live Performs PINK FLOYD–THE WALL

Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm

First released in December of 1979, Pink Floyd’s The Wall became the number-one-selling album of the 70s. Change was in the air, and it took this album's reflection to enact that change. Since then, this masterpiece has taken on even deeper meaning to audiences around the world.

Special Guests: San Diego Children’s Choir

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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Classic Albums Live Performs THE BEATLES–LET IT BE

Sunday, September 11, 7:30pm

The Beatles’ Let It Be is the sound of the '70s. Released near the end of their collective journey, this all-time classic reminds us to stop being so distracted and take a moment to dream.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

BROADWAY SINGS…AND SWINGS

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm

Rob Fisher, music director and piano
Bryonha Marie, vocalist
Other musicians to be announced soon.

Broadway has a long history of producing songs that become so popular they enter the "Great American Songbook" and become standards for all time. Broadway conductor Rob Fisher and the incredibly versatile Broadway vocalist Bryonha Marie, one of the brightest young stars of today's Great White Way, have created a program of just such songs that generations have decided are our best songs. Expect to hear classics like "But Not For Me," "In the Still of the Night," "The Lady is a Tramp" and so many more!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

ARTURO O'FARRILL and THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Saturday, September 17, 7:30pm

Led by Grammy®-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is heralded as “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” by The New Yorker . A transnational project to bring the people of the United States and Mexico together through music that prompted an album, book and documentary, Fandango at the Wall was inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program. There will be no Intermission in this 90-minute performance.

CEELO GREEN As SOUL BROTHA #100: A Tribute To James Brown

Sunday, September 18, 7:30pm

One of Atlanta’s most famous hip hop and soul artists, CeeLo Green pays tribute to another Georgian – James Brown – in an evening celebrating the glorious music of the “Godfather of Soul.” Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brings their world-renowned live performance to The Rady Shell for an evening of music not-to-be-missed!

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

AIDA CUEVAS with MARIACHI JUVENIL DE TECATITLÁN and Special Guest MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS

Monday, October 3, 7:30pm

Aida Cuevas presents “45 Aniversario,” an unforgettable concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. She is joined by her inseparable and loyal Mariachi band Mariachi Juvenil de Tecatitlán, with special guests Mariachi Los Camperos. With 40 album releases to her credit, Cuevas, dubbed “The Queen of Mariachi”, is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.

The San Diego Symphony does not appear in this program.

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