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EDUCATION & OUTREACH Education...with music in mind

20 1 2-2013

Young People’s Concerts - Open Rehearsals - Outreach to Schools and Community Programs for Pre-School through Adults




he San Diego Symphony is committed to serving all segments of our very diverse community. Each season, the San Diego Symphony presents approximately 30 concerts and 300 related events, reaching more than 58,000 students from pre-school through adult. Our programs are designed to appeal to children and address California State Learning Standards in music and other subjects. San Diego Symphony musicians take an active role in developing and presenting our programs, making symphonic music exciting and accessible to all.

“This was my best field trip ever!”

- 4th grade student, Foussat Elementary

“...this is a valuable opportunity for children to be exposed to music and the arts.”

- 5th grade teacher, Canyon View Elementary

Ken-David Masur, Assistant Conductor



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Two performances each day at Copley Symphony Hall Tickets are $5 per student with one free ticket furnished for an adult chaperone per every ten student tickets paid. Additional adults pay $5. To reserve seats, please call Adrienne Valencia, Director of Education, at 619.615.3911.

Symphonic Olympics November 7 & 8, 2012 (9:45 and 11:15 a.m. each day)

A Lincoln Portrait February 21 & February 22, 2013

Join instruments from all over the world as they compete to see which ones play the loudest, the softest, the highest and the lowest. Featuring Gregory Smith’s piece Orchestra Games. CURRICULUM CONNECTION: Ancient History

(9:45 and 11:15 a.m. each day) Honest Abe, The 16th President, The Great Emancipator. By any name, Abraham Lincoln remains an important figure in American history. In this concert you’ll hear his powerful words set to music in Aaron Copland’s piece A Lincoln Portrait. CURRICULUM CONNECTION: American History

The Magic of Mozart January 23 & January 24, 2013 (10:00 and 11:30 a.m. each day) Precocious Mozart is history’s most famous prodigy but what do we really know about him? We’ll explore the trials, tribulations and triumphs of one of our most popular composers through his music and the music of Haydn and Beethoven. CURRICULUM CONNECTION: Social Studies

Docent programs are available by contacting Aveline von Ehrenberg, Education Vice-President with the Advocates for Classical Music, at

Funded in part by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program and the San Marcos Community Foundation.


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SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS For Pre-School – 2nd Grade Linda and Shearn Platt Kinder Koncerts

conducted by Ken-David Masur These chamber orchestra concerts, performed in satellite venues around the County, are designed to introduce the youngest listeners to classical music, to the instruments of the orchestra and to the live concert experience.

For Elementary Grades Meet a Musician

San Diego Symphony members visit classrooms to speak about life as a professional musician and demonstrate his/her instrument and answer student questions.

Ensemble Performances

Small ensembles from the Symphony visit groups of students at their school. The musicians discuss playing mechanics, sound production and instrument families in these interactive performances that relate to other subjects in the school curriculum.


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“A grounding in the arts will help our children to see; to bring a uniquely human perspective to science and technology. In short, it will help them as they grow smarter to also grow wiser.” - Robert E. Allen – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Corporation (1988-97)


For Middle, High School and College “Hot Shots” Young Artist Competition

San Diego Symphony’s “Hot Shots” Young Artist Competition recognizes young, talented musicians from San Diego County. Along with a cash prize donated by the Advocates for Classical Music, winners of this annual concerto competition may be invited to perform with the orchestra during the following season.

Instrumental Coach

Groups of young musicians in school orchestra and band programs can learn from a pro! Symphony musicians bring their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to students during sectional rehearsals at the school site.

Open Rehearsals

This free annual concert features some of our community’s most talented young orchestra musicians playing alongside members of the San Diego Symphony.

High school and college-aged students have an exciting and unique opportunity to attend a rehearsal of a Jacobs Masterworks concert. This is a wonderful way for students to see how the conductor and musicians work together to create the highest quality musical performance and artistic experience.


Student Rush Tickets

“Best and Brightest”

Full-time students, aged 35 and under with current ID, may enjoy any San Diego Symphony concert at Copley Symphony Hall for just $10! Tickets must be purchased within one hour of the concert, limit 2 per ID, cash only, subject to availability. For more information please call 619.235.0804.

Masterclasses provide opportunities for more advanced music students to be evaluated and coached by a San Diego Symphony musician or visiting guest artist while other students listen and learn. Violinist Philippe Quint and student.


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$35 Coca-Cola Family Pack

The San Diego Symphony gives families an opportunity to learn about classical music together. Designed for 4-12 year-olds, these fun and interactive concerts help youngsters, parents and other family members discover and enjoy the power and beauty of symphonic music. Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 Symphonic Olympics Sunday, December 23, 2012 Holiday Pops Sunday, January 27, 2013 The Magic of Mozart Sunday, April 21, 2013 Musical Celebrations

Family Festival 2:00 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall


(Phone only. Must include up to two adults and two to four children ages 3-17. Availability limited.)

...promoting life-long learning in the arts

What’s the Score?

Ensemble Performances

Symphony Exposé 7:30 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall

Educator’s Discount

Enlightening pre-concert presentations hosted by Nuvi Mehta provide context for and musical excerpts from the day’s program beginning 45 minutes before each Jacobs’ Masterworks concert.

This four-concert series examines the “inside story” of some of the greatest masterworks in the orchestral repertoire. Host Nuvi Mehta, using historical documents, multi-media presentations, and his formidable knowledge of classical music, immerses the audience in historical contexts of the evening’s music and composer, lending insight and humor as only he can. October 11 and December 13, 2012; January 31 and May 16, 2013


Small ensembles from the Symphony perform at local libraries, senior centers and hospice facilities. Educators at all levels (elementary through college) are eligible to purchase a Jacobs Masterworks subscription at half price. For more information call 619.235.0804.

Nuvi Mehta


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Join our Educator Advisory Committee! The San Diego Symphony invites community educators to meet with Symphony staff and conductors to assist in the development of our Education & Outreach programs. There are also opportunities to help write our preparatory lesson plans for our Young People’s Concerts. To receive more information about the San Diego Symphony’s Education & Outreach programs please contact: Adrienne Valencia, Director of Education & Outreach 619.615.3911

“Through music, we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of the human family and to the myriad rhythms of life.” - Daniel A. Carp, Eastman Kodak Company Chairman and CEO.


The Education & Outreach programs of the San Diego Symphony are generously supported by: The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; County of San Diego Board of Supervisors: Greg Cox, Pam Slater-Price, Ron Roberts; The National Endowment for the Arts, Ashford University, The Berton Family Foundation, Bridgepoint Education, Catepillar Foundation/Solar Turbines, Citigroup, City of Encinitas/Mizel Family Foundation, Community Service Association of San Diego City Schools, Cushman Foundation, Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Helmstetter Family Foundation, Menard Family Foundation, Nordson Foundation, Linda and Shearn Platt, Pratt Memorial Fund, Resmed Foundation, The Rose Foundation, San Marcos Community Foundation, the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, Union Bank of California, US Bank, Ellen G. and Edward G. Wong Family Foundation, and Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation.

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