Classical Music

Rafael Payare named next Music Director of The San Diego Symphony

Rafael Payare named next Music Director of The San Diego Symphony

The San Diego Symphony recently announced internationally acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare will become the orchestra’s next music director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as music director designate for the first year, and begin the role of music director on July 1, 2019. Payare will debut at the San Diego podium in his new role January 2019, when he kicks off the fourth annual San Diego Symphony January festival.

As the San Diego Symphony’s music director, Payare – currently music director of the Ulster Orchestra, principal conductor of the Castleton Festival and honorary conductor of Sinfonietta Cracovia – will succeed Maestro Jahja Ling, whose...

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