Friday, in his second program of the Symphony’s current month-long Beethoven at 250 festival, Principal Guest Conductor Edo de Waart continued to work his magic, turning out a dramatic but keenly focused account of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony paired with an exhilarating presentation of John Adams’ 1994 Violin Concerto with the accomplished Leila Josefowicz as soloist.

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A significant advantage of conductor Edo de Waart’s frequent guest appearances with the San Diego Symphony is the array of new music he brings to Copley Symphony Hall. On Friday, October 12, he offered Mason Bates’ 2014 intriguing “Garages of the Valley” followed by Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with the brilliant pianist Joyce Yang.

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