The following month, from December 12-14, 2014, you'll be treated to William Grant Still's "Afro-American Symphony."
Composed in 1930, the symphony is the first major one by an African-American composer. To mark the 25th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein leading an orchestra of international musicians playing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the demolished Berlin Wall, the La Jolla Symphony will play the same exhilarating piece. Guest artists include soprano Natalie Mann, mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell, tenor Enrique Toral, and bass Ron Banks. There's also a free Young People's Concert on November 7, featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with commentary from conductor Steven Schick, who will be at the helm for all of the aforementioned events at Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. Get more information about the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus performances at http://www.lajollasymphony.com/concerts/index.php.