Ken Leighton 2:46 p.m., Oct. 15
Final Concert: San Diego Symphony
The San Diego Symphony finishes its Jacobs MasterWorks concert series this weekend with a trio of concerts that should be a great conclusion to a successful season.
Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 begins the concert. It is a symphony written in one movement. The seventh is the last symphony Sibelius composed. Sibelius lived another 33 years but the seventh was his final major work except for the tone poem Tapiola.
Jazz musician Dave Brubeck and his son Chris Brubeck have collaborated to compose a piece of music based on the photography of Ansel Adams. The piece is intended to have 101 of Adams’ pictures projected while the orchestra plays. Both Brubeck and Adams are notable California natives.
The final piece of the season is Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. The soloist will be Cuban-American Horacio Gutiérrez. Gutiérrez was born in Havana, Cuba and became an American citizen in 1967. He has been a regular with the great orchestras of the world since his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1970.