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Brahms’ Symphony No.3 

Intimate and Beautiful 
February 8-9, 2020

Brahms’ mighty Third Symphony manages also to
be his most intimate and-some would say-his most
beautiful symphony.
The La Jolla Symphony has not played it for over a
quarter of a century-come, listen fresh,
and rediscover the wonders of this
glorious music.

Christmas “Messiah” Community Sing

December 15 4:00 pm 

Ruben Valenzuela will lead the La Jolla Symphony chamber orchestra, chorus soloists, and audience members in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. All are welcome to join in for the singing or simply enjoy the sound of hundreds of voices lifted in song.
The total to rent a score is $15. $10 is the rental fee, with a $5 deposit, which is refunded when the score is returned at the end of the concert.
If a person wishes to keep the score they rented, then there is no refund of the deposit
In Advance: General $18 / Student-Youth $10
(21 and under)
Venue: St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad: 6628 Santa Isabel St.
(corner of Alga Rd. and El Fuerte)

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Young Artists Competition 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD
The 2020 Young Artists Competition will be held in the Conrad Prebys Music Center
on the University of California, San Diego
campus. Directions can be found at

Entry Deadline:
December 13, 2019

March Concert: War Requiem 

March 14-15, 2020

Steven Schick, conductor

Benjamin Britten War Requiem

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; John Buffet, baritone; John Russell, tenor; boys choir, San Diego Master Chorale

The cathedral in Coventry, bombed into rubble during the Battle of Britain, lay in ruins for years afterward.  For its rebuilding in 1961, Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem, which splices the poetry of Wilfred Owen–who was killed in World War I–into the Requiem Mass for the Dead.  The War Requiem was an instant classic (200,000 copies of the recording sold in the year after its premiere), and it remains an overwhelming experience.  And a gigantic undertaking: the San Diego Master Chorale joins us for this work, which calls for three soloists, boys choir, massive chorus, two orchestras, and two conductors.


Concert sponsors: Claire Friedman / Beda & Jerry Farrell / Pat & Eric Bromberger


Dress Rehearsals

2019-2020 Open Rehearsal Schedule
Dress rehearsals are from 7:00 to 10:00 with
one 20-minute break unless otherwise noted.

February 7 – 7:00 to 10:00 pm
March 13 – 7:00 to 10:00 pm
May 1 – 7:00 to 10:00 pm
June 5 – 7:00 to 10:00 pm

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February 8-9, 2020
Brahms. Pissaro. Abbasi.

March 14-15, 2020
Britten-War Requiem

May 2-3, 2020
Debussy. Boulanger. Takemitsu.

June 6-7, 2020
Adams. Mendelssohn. Rossini.

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