San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Presents Two Unique Concerts This Juy

The San Diego Summer Pops is presenting two fun and unique concerts this July:

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions: Brought to life by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Susie Benchasil Seiter, and accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. With millions of video games sold since its debut in 1996, Pokémon continues to provide memorable entertainment around the world. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives loyal fans and newcomers a chance to experience the evolution of the franchise through all-new orchestral arrangements with carefully timed visuals drawing from classic and recent Pokémon video games including:

  • Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
  • Pokémon Yellow
  • Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
  • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

Produced by Princeton Entertainment. $1 of each ticket goes to supporting arts education programs.

Star Trek Into Darkness: Star Trek’s bigger, badder 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness comes to Summer Pops. Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his Enterprise crew match wits with super-genius and terrorist Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) as the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs Michael Giacchino’s heart-pounding film score live. Want to hang out with Trek composer Michael Giacchino in our VIP area before the concert/screening? You can add the Michael Giacchino Meet and Greet to your order today for $75! (Note: you must also be holding an admission ticket for Star Trek: Into Darkness the same evening to qualify for admission to this special event.)

Please Note: These are ticketed San Diego Symphony Summer Pops concert events, not directly associated with Comic-Con.

Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the San Diego 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.

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