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Guest Conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra

This December 1–3, Payare returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program that pairs Mahler’s First Symphony with the U.S. premiere of Jimmy López Bellido’s Ephemerae, a Philadelphia Orchestra co-commission, with pianist Javier Perianes as soloist for the piece. Payare made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2021, leading Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, as...


Launching the First California Festival

Back at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, Rafael Payare leads the San Diego Symphony’s three fall programs as part of the inaugural “California Festival: A Celebration of New Music.” Created by the San Diego Symphony in collaboration with both the LA Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, the festival represents a new,...


San Diego Symphony Travels to Mexico

On November 2, Payare and the San Diego Symphony travel south of the border to perform at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT). Part of CECUT’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration, the program comprises Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, David Chesky’s Abreu Danzas and Gabriela Ortiz’s Kauyumari. The free concert on November 2 will be the...


Bringing the San Diego Symphony to Carnegie Hall

This October, Payare and the San Diego Symphony make a three-stop US tour, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall. The New York performance marks the orchestra’s first appearance at the hall in a full decade. The tour program includes Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, featuring MacArthur award winner Alisa Weilerstein; the New York premiere of Wake...