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San Diego Symphony Orchestra

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May 29, 2024

After a $125 million redesign, the San Diego Symphony announces their 2024-25 season at the newly-named Jacobs Music Center. Read more here.


Oct 28, 2022

The San Diego Symphony has reached the goal for its two-year, $125 million fundraising campaign The Future is Hear, attracting support from more than 3,000 donors. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2022

The San Diego Symphony receives a $1.1 million donation from Sycuan. Read more here.

May 2, 2022

The San Diego Symphony will perform 31 concerts at six venues for its 2022-23 Jacobs Masterworks season as the $125 million renovation of the orchestra’s Jacobs Music Center and Copley Symphony Hall heads toward its completion next year. Read more here.

Apr 4, 2022

San Diego Symphony received a combined $2 million in gifts from local philanthropists, bringing the symphony’s $125 million fundraising campaign close to completion. Read more here.

Mar 15, 2022

San Diego Symphony announces the 2022 summer season at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Read more here.

Feb 23, 2022

The San Diego Symphony begins a $125 million renovation of their historic Copley Hall. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2022

San Diego Symphony announces the return of its Music Connects program. Read more here.


Dec 31, 2021

In what most would agree was, at best, a bumpy and unpredictable year, San Diego’s classical-music scene not only prevailed but flourished. Read more here.

Nov 22, 2021

Click here for the interview with Music Director Rafael Payare on his big dreams for the San Diego Symphony.

Nov 10, 2021

San Diego Symphony's 2022 Hear Us Here season set for nine San Diego County venues. Read more here.

Oct 24, 2021

Rady Shell to host first outdoor holiday concerts in San Diego Symphony's 111-year history. Read more here.

Oct 6, 2021

San Diego Symphony scores a record 88,000 in attendance at their first 28 concerts at The Rady Shell. Read more here.

Aug 12, 2021

San Diego gets its answer to the Hollywood Bowl, just in time. Read more here.

Aug 4, 2021

Can the San Diego Symphony’s $85 million Rady Shell at Jacobs Park become a cultural landmark and profit-generator to rival the Hollywood Bowl and Sydney Opera House? California’s oldest orchestra is counting on it. Read more here.

Jul 4, 2021

More concerts have been added to the San Diego Symphony's 2021 inaugural season at Rady Shell. Read more here.

May 15, 2021

San Diego Symphony, after raising $98.7 million, will name new concert venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

San Diego Symphony to hold first performances at The Shell virtually. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2021

San Diego Symphony fine-tunes The Shell, its new $85 million bayside venue, and prepares to launch concerts. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021

San Diego Symphony CEO talks about making it through the era of COVID. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2021

San Diego Symphony launches special 2021 digital season. Read more here.


Dec 27, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels in-person concerts and shifts to virtual programming through May 2021. Click here for more.

Dec 15, 2020

San Diego Symphony presents two free performances for holiday streaming. Read more here.

Nov 3, 2020

San Diego Symphony music director Rafael Payare has extended his contract through the 2025-26 season. Read more here.

Oct 30, 2020

Music Director Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony build foundation for a strong future. Read more here.

Oct 22, 2020

The San Diego Symphony will present its first orchestral performance in nearly 7 months with a free, live-streamed concert. Read more here.

Sep 2, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels rest of 2020 schedule and looks to 2021. Read more here.

May 15, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels summer season due to COVID-19 concerns, pushes opening of The Shell to 2021. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels remainder of its spring season because of coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2020

San Diego Symphony's new seaside venue readies for a summer debut. Read more here.


Dec 23, 2019

San Diego Symphony bayside stage to open July 2020. Read more here.

Aug 1, 2019

Next summer, the venue for the San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor concert series could be an ultramodern, permanent structure. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2019

The San Diego Symphony names Edo de Waart as its first Principal Guest Conductor. Read more here.

Jan 7, 2019

Inside the Icon: San Diego Symphony Orchestra. San Diego's oldest music institution rings in 2019 with a new music director and history spanning 109 years. Read more here.