Jacobs Masterworks Series

Transformative Music and Performances 

From Mahler’s staggering “Resurrection” Symphony to inventively staged performances of Prokofiev’s music for Romeo and Juliet and a special one-night-only performance by Lang Lang, this is a glorious season with blockbuster, not-to-be-missed concerts! 

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Fri, Nov 17 at 8pm
Sat, Nov 18 at 8pm
Jacobs Music Center

Experience an evening featuring Stravinsky’s whirling The Rite of Spring, which still astounds audiences more than a century after its riotous Parisian premiere in 1913.

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Lisiecki Plays Mozart

Sat, Jan 13 at 8pm
Sun, Jan 14, 2024 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki takes the Jacobs Music Center stage to perform Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor.

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Hadelich Plays Sibelius

Fri Jan 19 at 8pm
Sat, Jan 20 at 8pm
Sun, Jan 21 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Grammy® Award-winning soloist Augustin Hadelich performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, with conductor Paolo Bortolameolli.

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Payare Leads Mozart and Bruckner

Fri, Jan 26 at 8pm
Sat, Jan 27 at 8pm
Jacobs Music Center

Music Director Rafael Payare takes the podium to lead two timeless masterworks by Mozart and Bruckner, composed more than one century apart.

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Ravel, Debussy and Ortiz

Fri, Feb 16 at 8pm
Sat, Feb 17 at 8pm
Jacobs Music Center

Trumpeter Pacho Flores returns to San Diego to perform Altar de bronce by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz.

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Shaham Plays Bates’ Violin Concerto

Sat, Feb 24 at 8pm
Sun, Feb 25, 2024 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Grammy® Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham returns to San Diego for the West Coast Premiere of Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto, an explosive work showcasing Bates’ masterful modern style.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Fri, Mar 1 at 8pm
Sat, Mar 2 at 8pm
Jacobs Music Center

French conductor Ludovic Morlot leads the Orchestra in Pictures at an Exhibition and works from two venerable American composers: Ned Rorem and Samuel Barber.

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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Fri, March 15 at 8pm
Sat, March 16 at 8pm
Sun, March 17 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Experience Sergei Rachmaninoff’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 2, among the greatest piano showpieces in classical repertoire, performed by pianist Sir Stephen Hough.

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Michael Tilson Thomas and Sibelius

Sat, Mar 23 at 8pm
Sun, Mar 24 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is featured with San Diego Symphony as both conductor and composer, featuring Grammy® Award-winning bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet – Imagined!

Fri, March 29 at 8pm
Sat, March 30 at 8pm
Jacobs Music Center

A feast of gorgeous music from Prokofiev’s much-loved 1935 ballet score complete with beautiful projections and excerpts highlighting the immortal story of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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The Firebird

Sun, April 14 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Soar through a mythical story of princes and princesses, magic and heroics as Dutch conductor Otto Tausk leads Stravinsky’s enchanting Firebird Suite.

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Beethoven’s Eroica

Sat, May 11 at 8pm
Sun, May 12 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Rafael Payare leads this brilliant Romantic-meets-Modern program that features Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s dazzling style and theatricality to Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto.

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Brahms and Mendelssohn

Sat, May 18 at 8pm
Sun, May 19 at 2pm
Jacobs Music Center

Violinist Daniel Lozakovich makes his San Diego Symphony debut performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

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Beethoven and Strauss

Fri, May 24 at 8pm
Sat, May 25 at 6pm
Jacobs Music Center

Pianist Jeremy Denk joins Music Director Rafael Payare and the Symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 to close the season.

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Best Seats, Best Prices
Subscribers receive the first choice of seating for the concerts in their series, in addition to a substantial discount on their series tickets, and most additional single tickets for other series events, purchased throughout the season. Free ticket exchanges into most other subscription concerts are also available on full and half series packages

VIP Access
Subscribers will have the same seats each time you attend a concert in your series. Because this is the first year in the new venue, subscribers will have the opportunity to renew and keep your same seats for years to come! This is a great way to make new friends and share in the joy of live music. Subscribers receive priority access to purchase tickets for special and added concerts throughout the season, before they are available to the general public!

Premium Experience
New this year! Subscribers have the opportunity to reserve pre-concert prix-fixe dinners at the University Club atop Symphony Towers on Friday and Saturday nights!


All Concerts in Chronological Order

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