NOT OUR FIRST GOAT RODEO

Featuring...

Yo-Yo Ma, cello — Stuart Duncan, fiddle
Edgar Meyer, bass — Chris Thile, mandolin
with guest Aoife O’Donovan, vocals

An astounding group of virtuosos—Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin—reunite live for the first time in nearly a decade. Joined by featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, the lively talents of these exceptional artists come together on stage to create a singular sound that’s composed, part improvised, and uniquely American—music so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo, airplane pilots’ nickname for a situation in which many different things need to go right to avoid disaster. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, this concert presents “unlikely musicians on unlikely instruments in concerts … that [are] part blues, part bluegrass and a smidgen of Bach.” Hang on to your seats as the music transports you to magical heights with heart-rending ballads and Americana energy!

Please note: this concert will not have an intermission. The San Diego Symphony does not appear on this program.


Attention: San Diego Row seats are available to patrons desiring to purchase a table for six with all inclusive food and beverage packages and some of the best viewing in the house! If you are interested, contact our Premium Seating Representative Casey Patterson at 801.557.1428 or cpatterson@sandiegosymphony.org.

Pre-Paid Parking

Ace Parking has provided a DEDICATED PARKING PURCHASE PAGE for this event.

Press Coverage

The San Diego Union-Tribune has published a preview article about Not Our First Goat Rodeo!

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Ticket Price $45 - $250, could increase

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Dining

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.