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Balboa Park Summer Kickoff Concert
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Balboa Park Summer Kickoff Concert

Jun 1, 5:45 pm

Join us for a special SDYS open-air concert on the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art in the Plaza de Panama, Friday, June 1st as Balboa Park kicks off Summer in the Park!   The date coincides with the start of Food Truck Fridays, Friday Night Alive! (formerly Park After Dark) – with select museums and attractions open late-night hours from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and more.  This family-friendly evening of music, food, festival atmosphere and fun will get your summer season off on the right foot as Balboa Park celebrates its 150th Anniversary.

4pm: Food Trucks arrive
4pm – 5:45pm: Balboa Park musical entertainment
5pm – 8pm: Friday Night Alive! Late Museum Hours
5:45pm – 6:45pm: SDYS Pre-concert performances by Symphonic Strings and Diversity Heights (a Community Big Band from City Heights led by SDYS Overture Strings Conductor Chris Lea)
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra performances

SDYS’ Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra will be performing excerpts and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, Shostakovich’s Galop, and more. There’ll be seating and picnic tables in the Plaza, all the better to enjoy your Food Truck delights while listening to the concert. Or bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy this FREE and festive celebration of all things summer!

Want a feel for what an SDYS concert in the Plaza de Panama looks like? Watch this brief video about our 2015 China tour bon voyage concert on the steps of the Museum of Art.

Balboa Park Plaza de Panama San Diego, CA 92101 United States
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
(619) 233 3232
Jun 1
5:45 pm
Performing Ensembles:
Symphonic Strings, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra
San Diego Youth Symphony