California Festival Family & Community Day


Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of San Diego's vibrant arts scene as we shine a spotlight on musical organizations that make our city a culturally rich community. The free California Festival Family & Community Day will showcase performances by the San Diego Youth Symphony, San Diego Master Chorale and Art of Elan. Don't miss out – RSVP now and create cherished memories at the California Festival Family & Community Day. See you there!

This event begins at 12noon and lasts until 6pm. This is a FREE event for the whole family. Food, beverages (no alcohol), chairs and blankets may be brought in. Food and drink will also be available for purchase onsite.

This concert is part of The California Festival, a new, statewide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices
in performances of works written in the past five years.


12pm: San Diego Symphony
1:30pm: San Diego Youth Symphony
3pm: San Diego Master Chorale
4:30pm: Art of Elan

Artists and Repertoire

Rafael Payare, conductor
TBD, narrator
Members of the San Diego Symphony

Carlos SIMON: Journey
Leopold MOZART: Kindersymphonie (“Toy Symphony”)
Jessie MONTGOMERY: Strum
Sergei PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf

Sameer Patel, conductor
San Diego Youth Symphony

Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances No. 1 in G minor
Anna CLYNE: Restless Oceans
Andrea CASARRUBIOS: Anthem for Strings
Michael-Thomas FOUMAI: The Telling Rooms
Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 6 (Arr. A. Parlow)

San Diego Master Chorale
Dr. John K. Russell, music director

Jennifer Lucy COOK: “They are Mother”
Saunder CHOI: “The New Colossus”
Additional works TBD

Art of Elan

Michael OESTERLE: Parlour Games
Juhi BANSAL: Trail of Stars
Paul WIANCKO: Cities of Air
Carlos SIMON: Between Worlds
Anna CLYNE: Red Nines
Erberk ERYILMAZ: Raki Havasi

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Time noon
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
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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, Wicked Popcorn, Kitchens for Good and Cali Cream.

(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.