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San Diego Symphony Announces 2024-25 Inaugural Season in Transformed Jacobs Music Center

The San Diego Symphony and music director Rafael Payare announced the 2024-25 season, which welcomes audiences to a revitalized indoor home, Jacobs Music Center. Following a complete renovation, the nearly-100-year-old-theater has been transformed into an intimate concert hall. Elements of the renovation include new seating and finishes; restored architectural details; modernized lighting, sound, video and...


Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Announces 2024-25 Season

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has unveiled its 2024–2025 programming, marking the orchestra’s 91st season and the midway point of Music Director Rafael Payare’s tenure. The 24–25 season’s opening concerts on September 11 and 13 will feature the monumental Gurre-Lieder, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Schoenberg’s birth. The season’s second week maintains the pace with...


Critical Acclaim for Strauss/Mahler Album

The new album Strauss ‘Ein Heldenleben’ and Mahler ‘Rückert-Lieder,’ featuring Rafael Payare leading the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) and soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the latest extension of their Pentatone discography, has received steady critical acclaim since its March 15 release. In April, tracks from the album appeared on Apple Music Classical’s “The Late Romantics”...