Our very own San Diego Symphony gave its first concert in 1910 …
… over a century ago. Since 2004 conductor Jahja Ling has been San Diego’s music director and they now play about 120 concerts each season.
Photo: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
Last Tuesday night, Jahja Ling led the San Diego Symphony, with superstar pianist Lang Lang (above) on piano at its Carnegie Hall debut. The sold out included a new work; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
With a successful performance under their belt the ensemble headed off for a 10 day tour of China, their first ever international tour.
The late 1990’s almost saw the demise of this iconic orchestra, but Joan & Irwin Jacobs (founder of Qualcomm) stepped in with the largest donation ever gifted to a US orchestra – and the rest, as they say, is making history.
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