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At long last, we return  to a completely reimagined and transformed Jacobs Music Center. We can’t wait for you to join us for the reopening of San Diego’s landmark concert hall. 

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Built in 1929. Renovated 2021-2023.

Two years of extensive work to create an experience of sound and intimacy for you and our musicians that we have long dreamed of. Better sightlines, improved acoustics and a renewed luster that honors our nearly 100-year-old hall. 

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New Seating Maps

Explore the new seating maps and see a 360-degree view of the stage from sections throughout the hall.
(computer-generated renderings)

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A Look at the 2023-24 Jacobs Music Center Season

Letter from Martha Gilmer, CEO
The renovation of Jacobs Music Center has been a deeply personal project for me, the Board of Directors, the staff and the musicians of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

The music we perform each week is part of who we are. It celebrates our accomplishments; provides a means for understanding, reflection and introspection; raises questions about our society and other societies around the world; and is the soundtrack of our lives and our past experiences, while creating new shared experiences with our families, friends and others. The renovated Jacobs Music Center is a tool we believe will make all these experiences even more vivid than ever before: better sound, better sightlines, increased comfort and accessibility, a place where we can more fully enjoy our time together… a wonderful new home for our music and for you.

We’ve arranged our programs to bring a variety of exciting music to everyone, regardless of the day of the week you like to attend. We will perform 17 unique Jacobs Masterworks programs in the inaugural season of the newly renovated hall. Our Friday Masterworks Series has 10 programs, Saturday Masterworks has 16, and our Sunday Masterworks Series has 10.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce some exciting special events, available to subscribers on a priority basis: Grand Opening Night of Jacobs Music Center; An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra; The Airborne Toxic Event with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra; and Rock ‘n Radio, a concert without orchestra featuring chart-topping hits from the last few decades.

This year also marks the return of our Jazz @ The Jacobs, Family Concert Series and a new series called Currents exploring a diverse range of topics with deep social impact.

We look forward to making music with you over the next few months as we wind down our two-year tour of San Diego, and to celebrating with you the start of a new chapter in the story of our illustrious organization – and city – this Fall.

Chief Executive Officer

2023-24 Performances

Jacobs Masterworks Series

Transformative Music and Performances

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Special Concerts


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Jazz @ the Jacobs

From Ella to Corea

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Family Series

Build Musical Memories

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Currents Series

Experience the Soundtrack of Now

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View the Season Brochure as a PDF