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Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Tales

Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

From the Symphony:
Rafael Payare, conductor
Jesse Perez and Shana Wride, narrators
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY: “Waltz” and “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest Fantasy Overture, Op. 18
TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36

Jesse Perez and Shana Wride are leading San Diego actors who will bring to life excerpts of the classic literature that inspired Tchaikovsky's music.

About the program:
Note: due to current world events, the San Diego Symphony has made the decision to change its 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular concert repertoire from what was previously announced. Now titled TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONIC TALES, this program will no longer include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

While this program has been a regular feature of San Diego Symphony summer seasons past, with the ongoing Russian war that threatens the people of Ukraine, who – as we speak – are fighting for their very lives, we feel that it is important to amend this program. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture was commissioned and written to celebrate a Russian military victory and includes the sounds of battle and violent artillery.

The San Diego Symphony highly respects the work of Russian composers and intends to carry that legacy on through our musical performances, as is evidenced by the new program listed above. But, we strongly feel that this summer is not the time in which we should perform the 1812 Overture.

We join the many millions across the world who wholeheartedly support Ukraine and its people in one of the darkest hours of their history and carry hope that this war will end soon.

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The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

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