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Rady Shell Opening Celebration: Rafael Payare And The San Diego Symphony


  • WHEN Friday, August 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $45 - $250

From the organizer:
This is the long awaited, triumphant opening night concert of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park that you can't afford to miss! The starry evening combines a world premiere San Diego Symphony commission from celebrated American composer Mason Bates, delicious classical excerpts, world-class guest artists (like pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and rising young bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green), heart-pounding song selections and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, all led by Music Director Rafael Payare in his public concert debut at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

This concert features a fireworks display at the conclusion!

Artists and repertoire:
Rafael Payare, conductor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Vivian Scott Chew, host
Directed by Gary Griffin
Wendall K. Harrington, projection designer
Joey Moro, associate projection designer
Nick Hussong, programmer
Jason Rothberg, lighting designer
Amanda Zieve, lighting designer
Peter Hanson, production stage manager
Tug Watson, assistant director

MASON BATES: Soundcheck in C Major (San Diego Symphony commission, World Premiere)
ROMERO: Fuga con pajarillo
SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
GOUNOD: "Le veau d'or est toujours debout" from Faust
MOZART: "Non piu andrai" from The Marriage of Figaro
ROSSINI: "La calunnia è un venticello" from The Barber of Seville
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: "This Nearly Was Mine" from South Pacific
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird

Ace Parking has provided a dedicated parking pass page for this event

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