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San Francisco Symphony – OUT OF THIS WORLD

San Francisco Symphony – OUT OF THIS WORLD

Join the SF Symphony on a journey to the far reaches of the universe as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Experience a spectrum of cosmic wonders enhanced with stunning visuals on the big screen, from mesmerizing masterworks by Ravel, R. Strauss, and Debussy, to intergalactic themes from Star Trek, to riveting blockbuster scores by legendary film composer John Williams. It’s an otherworldly musical ride you won’t want to miss.

Conductor/Performers

Sarah Hicks – Conductor

Astronaut Leland Melvin – Co-host

Tiffany Austin – Vocalist

José Francisco Salgado – Video Artist

Program

Courage/Custer

Star Trek Through the Years  

Debussy

Clair de lune

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 1

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Michael Giacchino

Star Trek: Into Darkness 

R. Strauss

Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra

J. Strauss, Jr.

By the Beautiful Danube Waltz

John Williams

Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Various

“Lunar Fantasy”

Horner

Music from Apollo 13

John Williams

Main Title from Star Wars

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

MOZART – Overture to Don Giovanni
R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY – Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
MUSSORGSKY/Ravel – Pictures from an Exhibition

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Don’t miss Rafael Payare’s momentous inaugural concert as San Diego Symphony’s Music Director Designate. As part of our January “Hearing the Future” festival looking at youthful creation, this program features Don Juan, composed by a 24-year-old Richard Strauss, and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (written in that composer’s 35th year) in its well-known orchestration by Maurice Ravel. The concert opens with the dramatic overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which he debuted at age 31. Just Announced! Cellist Alisa Weilerstein will join the concert, performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations.

San Diego Symphony – Fanfares and Celebrations

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

HANDEL: Selections from Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from Sleeping Beauty Suite, op.66a
MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
STRAUSS (JOSEPH & JOHAN, JR): Pizzicato Polka
J. STRAUSS, JR.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
HELLMESBERGER: Danse Diabolique
J. STRAUSS, JR: Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324

As the heart of the holiday season approaches, musicians of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform music with that special festive sparkle. Popular selections by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and more will make Copley Symphony Hall resound with yuletide cheer!