George Li photo
San Diego Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Fri, Jan 28, 2022 @ 8:00P & Sat, Jan 29, 2022 @ 2:00P

Fri, Jan 28, 2022 @ 8:00P & Sat, Jan 29, 2022 @ 2:00P

Civic Theatre
Masks are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.
Proof of Vaccination Required
Tickets start at $28.50 (includes a $3.50 Facility Restoration Fee)
Run Time
Approximately 2 hours
Must be 5+ years to attend. All ages must have own ticket.
On Sale
Public on Sale begins Sun, Dec 5, 2021 @ 10:00A

Per the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the event organizer, guests who attend this event will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as being at least 14 days after the receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (such as the currently available Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccine (like Johnson & Johnson). 

The San Diego Symphony’s Jacobs Masterworks and Chamber Music series are intended for fully vaccinated audiences age 5 and older. We regret that at this time we are unable to welcome patrons under the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated.

All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theatre, regardless of vaccination status.

For your convenience, Lux Concierge is offering rapid testing onsite at Civic Theatre for $40 per test.  Testing is available 1 hour before the event. Please plan to arrive early to the venue to accommodate the testing.

Click here for details on acceptable proof of vaccination.

Rafael Payare, conductor
George Li, piano

STILL: Darker America
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra bring us two ever-green popular favorites: Hector Berlioz's astonishingly daring Symphonie fantastique, an early romantic epic of unrequited love and passion; and before it, the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, in which they are joined by the American pianist George Li. The program opens with American music – William Grant Still's tone poem of sorrow, hope and prayer, intended, as the composer wrote, to be "representative of the American Negro and suggest the triumph of a people over their sorrows..."