BEETHOVEN's Ninth Symphony

Artists and Repertoire

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Felicia Moore, soprano
Ronnita Miller, mezzo-soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Peixin Chen, bass
San Diego Master Chorale

Edward ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Choral


This concert is made possible, in part, through the generosity of:

Rafaela and John Belanich



Join Rafael Payare for an unmissable season finale at The Rady Shell as he leads probably the most iconic and powerful work in all of classical music: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. From the dramatic tension of its opening pages to its glorious choral finale setting Schiller's defiant political poem "Ode to Joy," this is a symphony that draws us all together to celebrate and embrace our common humanity. The concert opens with superstar cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the English composer's impassioned lament for the catastrophe of the First World War.

Note: on 5/27 gates open at 5:30pm; on 5/28 gates open at 3:30pm.

Pre-Paid Parking

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

Ace Parking has also provided a DEDICATED PARKING PURCHASE PAGE for the SATURDAY event.

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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.