The Symphony offers wide range of concert experiences and performs over 100 concerts each year. The San Diego Symphony's indoor performances include the Jacobs Masterworks series with music director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire and featuring such guest artists as Horacio Gutierrez, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang and Gil Shaham; the Winter Pops series, featuring principal pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch and popular guest artists such as Jennifer Holliday, Michael Feinstein, Robert Klein, Bill Conti and Brian Stokes Mitchell ; the Family Festival, featuring family-friendly concerts; and the Symphony Exposed, a fascinating series of concerts that examine classical works from entertaining and thought-provoking angles. Each summer, from July through September, the Symphony presents an outdoor Summer Pops season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego's picturesque waterfront, all under the baton of Matthew Garbutt, principal Summer Pops conductor.
The San Diego Symphony performed its first concert on December 6, 1910. In the over 100 years since its inception, the San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond.
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