Summer 2023 Opening Night: RAFAEL PAYARE and PACHO FLORES

Artists and Repertoire

Rafael Payare, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Roberto Sierra: Salseando for Trumpet and Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


Trumpeter Pacho Flores joins Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra to open the Summer 2023 season at The Rady Shell with a night of dancing and iconic melodies. Flores will perform the West Coast Premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Salseando. Written for him in 2020, the concerto blends jazz improvisation with salsa rhythms and melodies.

The concert opens with Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and features Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
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The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Achilles Coffee, Wicked Popcorn, Kitchens for Good and Cali Cream.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)


Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.