One of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films, The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen with dialogue and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on October 30-31.
Follow Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s resident Pumpkin King, through his adventure to Christmas Town, where residents are preparing for the upcoming, cheerful Christmas holiday. Bored with his perennial role as Halloween Town’s frightening Pumpkin King, Jack is determined this year to shake things up in Christmas Town. Enlisting the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters, Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and takes over the job of delivering gifts to the children of the world. But when plans go awry, he must rescue St. Nick from the clutches of the evil Oogie Boogie.
On Friday, October 30, you can dress up and come early for a costume contest at 7:15 p.m. Winner receives free tickets to the E.T. The Extraterrestrial live film presentation on November 13. Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc.
The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert on December 6, 1910. In the 100-plus years since its inception, the SDSO has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States, and was designated a Tier 1 Orchestra by the League of American Orchestras in 2010. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of Southern California, valued by and relevant to all its residents. Recently the San Diego Symphony Orchestra celebrated our 100th anniversary, the first California orchestra to reach this milestone. (Note: though the Articles of Incorporation for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra were completed March 28, 1928, the history of the Symphony as a performing entity begins in 1910.)
The Orchestra offers wide range of concert experiences and performs over 140 concerts each year. The SDSO’s indoor performances include the Jacobs Masterworks series with music director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire and featuring such guest artists as Horacio Gutierrez, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang and Gil Shaham; the City Lights series, featuring principal pops conductor Bill Conti and popular guest artists such as Jennifer Holliday, Michael Feinstein, Peter Cetera, Bill Conti, Kenny G and Brian Stokes Mitchell; the Family Festival, featuring family-friendly concerts; and the Fox Theatre Film Series, in which the Jacobs Music Center’s in-built, might Fox Theatre Organ accompanies the greatest hits of the Silent Film Era projected above by our period carbon-arc projectors. There is also a Chamber Music Series presented at the Auditorium at TSRI that brings together world-class performers and musicians of the Orchestra for intimate musical encounters.
Each summer, from July through September, the Orchestra presents an outdoor Summer Pops season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego’s picturesque waterfront, all under the baton of Matthew Garbutt, principal Summer Pops conductor. Recent Summer Pops guest artists have included Boz Scaggs, Vanessa Williams, Nathan Pacheco, Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, En Vogue, Neil Sedaka, Wilson Phillips, Roberta Flack, Dave Koz, Wynonna and Burt Bacharach.