This month, the San Diego Symphony shared its spectacular 2022 Conrad Prebys Summer lineup of concerts at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, the orchestra’s new, captivating waterfront venue that opened August 2021. This summer will mark the second official season at The Rady Shell, running June through the end of September, with additional programming planned through the end of 2022 — including its annual Día de los Muertos concert and holiday concerts returning December 2022. From classical concerts to Broadway, jazz, R&B, film and rock, the programmatically-diverse season will highlight the city’s world-class orchestra, showcase some of the world’s top musical talents, and further establish the venue as a vital music destination for the region.
On the heels of launching a landmark venue, the San Diego Symphony’s outdoor season at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park will kick off June 24 with Music Director Rafael Payare conducting the orchestra in a West Coast premiere piano concerto by Venezuelan American composer Reinaldo Moya featuring GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Joyce Yang and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The weekend will continue June 25 with R&B icons Boyz II Men alongside the San Diego Symphony, conducted by Christopher Dragon and will conclude on June 26 with Straight, No Chaser: The Music of Thelonious Monk featuring Gilbert Castellanos.
Other highlights include a full roster of world-class artists who will perform alongside the San Diego Symphony this season, including GRAMMY®-award winning rapper and activist Common conducted by Damon Gupton (July 3); soul-F&B group Tower of Power with funk band Lettuce conducted by Christopher Dragon (July 7); Broadway star Megan Hilty performing songs by famed Hello, Dolly! composer Jerry Herman, conducted by Rob Fisher (July 8); legendary rock band The Beach Boys conducted by Sean O’Loughlin (Aug. 6); Broadway icon Bernadette Peters conducted by Marvin Laird (Aug. 7); multilingual fusion group Pink Martini conducted by Stuart Chafetz (Aug. 18); alt-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote and composer GRAMMY®-award winning producer Flying Lotus, conducted by Christopher Dragon (Aug. 23); and famed actress and singer Jennifer Hudson conducted by Steven Reineke (Aug. 28).
Founded in 1910, the San Diego Symphony is the oldest orchestra in California and one of the largest and most significant cultural organizations in San Diego. The Orchestra performs for more than 250,000 people each season, offering a wide variety of programming at its two much-loved venues, Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego (now under renovation) and The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on San Diego Bay. In early 2018, the San Diego Symphony announced the appointment of Rafael Payare as music director. Payare leads the orchestra’s 82 full-time musicians, graduates of the finest and most celebrated music schools in the United States and abroad.
For more information on the Symphony’s full Rady Shell at Jacobs Park 2022 season and to purchase tickets and/or a subscription today, please visit www.theShell.org.