The San Diego Symphony elevated its current Leonard Bernstein retrospective on Saturday, May 12, 2018, with a stirring, trenchant account of his 1942 “Jeremiah” Symphony under the assured baton of Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling.
Surrounded by civic leaders and members of the San Diego Symphony board and orchestra, Symphony C.E.O. Martha Gilmer introduced Music Director Designate Rafael Payare to the press, symphony patrons, and representatives of other San Diego arts organizations Monday (April 30) at Copley Symphony Hall.
The 37-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare made an auspicious debut leading the San Diego Symphony last month, and the San Diego Symphony announced today that Payare will be its next Music Director, filling the vacancy left by maestro Jahja Ling, who retired in May 2017.
On Friday, May 5, Maestro Jahja Ling commenced his valedictory month as San Diego Symphony Music Director with a sweeping and at times sumptuous account of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor . . .
Acclaimed classical music critic Ken Herman ruminates on the epicenter move of the classical music world from the East to the West Coast