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Performing Arts

The San Diego Symphony will be launching a new series―Rush Hour 2.0―on Nov. 1 that features one-hour concerts designed to help people enjoy world-class musical programs at a lower price. The Symphony will also be featuring a world premiere commissioned by the San Diego Symphony on Nov. 2 and 4. This unique work brings together Mexican composer Javier Alvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Filipe Hererra in a piece scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas.

The Old Globe theater in Balboa Park welcomes the annual production of the holiday musical fable, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Nov. 3–Dec. 29, 2018.

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido celebrates the holiday season with international singing sensation The TEN Tenors performing a special “Home for the Holidays” program on Nov. 30, 2018. The concert will provide a magical experience for the whole family with soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” and many more seasonal favorites. On Jan. 19, 2019, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman will perform at the center. Perlman has performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe.

La Jolla Playhouse debuts the world-premiere play, The Year to Come (Dec. 4-30, 2018), in which rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century with their discussion of politics, pools and onion dip during a New Year’s gathering in their Florida backyard.

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