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Mahler 5 on CD & Upcoming OSM Tour

For the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) and its new Music Director, Rafael Payare, next month brings their collaborative album debut on the Pentatone label (March 3) followed by their first U.S. appearances together at Washington’s Kennedy Center (March 6) and New York’s Carnegie Hall (March 8). The vehicle for all three landmark events is Mahler’s...


San Diego Symphony’s 2023-24 Season

Music Director Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony have announced the 2023–24 Jacobs Music Center season that will introduce audiences to the organization’s renovated and revitalized indoor home, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center. Beginning November 4, 2023, the season will feature the works of more than 35 composers, representing 250 years of...


Announcing the Inaugural California Festival

This November, Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony join forces with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony for the new California Festival: A Celebration of New Music. Running from November 3–19, the two-week festival highlights the collaborative and innovative spirit of California, showcasing today’s most...


Touring Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in 2023

Already known for his “spectacular Mahler” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Rafael Payare recently inaugurated his tenure as Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) with an account of the “Resurrection” Symphony that “will be remembered as a major milestone in the history of the OSM” (Le Devoir, Canada).  The concert launched a new, multi-season Mahler cycle...