Guest Artists

Steve Hackman, conductor
Andrew Lipke, vocalist
Kéren Tayar, vocalist
Bill Prokopow, vocalist
San Diego Symphony Orchestra


Following on the huge success of "Beethoven v. Coldplay," "Brahms v. Radiohead" is conductor Steve Hackman's epic symphonic synthesis of Radiohead's album OK Computer and Johannes Brahms' First Symphony, utilizing a full 70-piece orchestra and three pop vocalists.

The piece stays in the romantic sound world of Brahms, using only the instruments he would have used to debut his Symphony, but woven in, superimposed, and inserted are the melodies and music of Radiohead. At times we hear the melodies and words of Radiohead suspended over Brahms’ original music; at times we hear the orchestra playing the music of Radiohead but with the dense counterpoint of Brahms. Every combination is explored, and we constantly move from one to the other — but the piece is seamless and many times the audience is left wondering which is which, and how the combination was even possible.

Please note: Radiohead the band will not appear on this program. This concert will be performed without an intermission.

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  • Jacobs Masterworks @ The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Ticket Price $25 - $95, could increase


The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park


The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Achilles Coffee, Marketplace Grille, Kitchens for Good and others.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)

Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.