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San Diego Symphony – Mahler 5

San Diego Symphony – Mahler 5

Our season begins with Mason Bates’ time-traveling “energy symphony,” whose traditional melodies take us on a journey exploring the influence of technology on humanity. We then experience one of the grandest and most ambitious — yet deeply personal — works ever written for orchestra. Few works can match Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in its emotional range, dramatic arc and expressiveness, especially in the famed Adagietto, written as a tender love song to his wife.

MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Rafael Payare, conductor

San Diego Symphony – Mahler 5

San Diego Symphony – Mahler 5

Our season begins with Mason Bates’ time-traveling “energy symphony,” whose traditional melodies take us on a journey exploring the influence of technology on humanity. We then experience one of the grandest and most ambitious — yet deeply personal — works ever written for orchestra. Few works can match Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in its emotional range, dramatic arc and expressiveness, especially in the famed Adagietto, written as a tender love song to his wife.

MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Rafael Payare, conductor

San Francisco Symphony – FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

San Francisco Symphony – FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a festive outdoor performance perfect for summer! Led by conductor Edwin Outwater at Shoreline Amphitheatre, the SF Symphony fills the night air with the exhilarating music of Star Wars, chart-topping pop performed by renowned Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, selections from famous film scores, a salute to our Armed Forces, and more—culminating in a grand finale of amazing fireworks.

Constantine Maroulis – Vocalist
José Francisco Salgado – Video Artist
Smith, arr. Buck

Festival Overture on the “The Star Spangled Banner”

Various, arr. Lowden

Armed Forces Salute

John Williams

Adventures on Earth from E.T. Orchestral Suite

Mason Bates

The B-Sides, Broom of the System

Howard (arr. Fleischer)

“Fly Me to the Moon”

Bowie (arr. Fleischer)

“Space Oddity”

Elton John (arr. Fleischer)

“Rocket Man”

R. Strauss

Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra  

Debussy (orch. Luck)

Clair de lune

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Hamilton/Lewis

“How High the Moon”

Carole King

“I Feel the Earth Move”

Adele/Epworth

“Skyfall”