01 – Opening Night with Sarah Chang

October 19 & 20
Jahja Ling, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin

Saturday 8:00pm, October 19, 2013
Sunday 4:00pm, October 20, 2013

Blaisdell Concert Hall

Jahja Ling, conductor
Sarah Chang, 

Bernstein • Overture to Candide
Bruch • Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Op. 26
Dvorak • Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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Jahja Ling

Jahja Ling’s distinguished career as an internationally renowned conductor has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity. The 2011-2012 season marks his eighth season as Music Director of the San Diego Symphony… Mr. Ling is the first and only conductor of Chinese descent who has conducted all of the major symphony orchestras in North America including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco.

Sarah Chang

“Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature….” The New York Times – Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.