Classical Music

San Diego Symphony's January Festival features sounds of the future and futures past

San Diego Symphony's January Festival features sounds of the future and futures past

San Diego Symphony is revving up for its fourth annual January Festival, a month-long array of events, Jan. 10-27, 2019; which this year is called "Hearing the Future." It's curated by Matthew Aucoin, a 2018 winner of the MacArthur "Genius" grant, which honored his gifts for "expanding the potential of vocal and orchestral music to convey emotional, dramatic, and literary meaning."

"Hearing the Future" begins with the Jan.10 debut of Rafael Payare, the Symphony's new music director, an internationally renowned conductor who was chosen after a three-year search to replace outgoing director Jahja Ling.

Payare guest-conducted the opening...

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