Donor Spotlight: Susan and Peter Mallory
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
1M ago
Susan and Peter Mallory keep a busy schedule, splitting their time between San Diego and South New Jersey, yet they remain deeply engaged in their communities and passions. Susan, a native San Diegan and former financial services executive and commercial banker, now serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, and the San Diego Symphony Foundation, as well as two corporate boards. Peter, a lifelong competitive athlete, historian, educator, and former CPA, shares his passions for rowing and history with Susan’s love for ..read more
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Musician Spotlight: Nathan Walhout, Cello
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
1M ago
Cellist Nathan Walhout joined the San Diego Symphony in 2020. Prior to starting with the Symphony, Mr. Walhout was pursuing his Master’s degree at Rice University studying with Brinton Smith. Mr. Walhout graduated in 2019 with his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan studying with Richard Aaron. Before college Mr. Walhout studied at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy with the late Gilda Barston. 1. Tell us about your musical journey. How did you decide to become a professional classical musician? How did you come to the San Diego Symphony?   I began playing the ..read more
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Interview with Gerard Mcburney, Creative Consultant for Die WalkÜre and The Firebird
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
2M ago
Behind the scenes at the San Diego Symphony, there are many talented individuals, less visible, but nonetheless essential to the process of creating some of the most exciting and enthralling classical music programs. One of these individuals is Gerard McBurney who is creative consultant to the San Diego Symphony. Gerard is a renown composer, writer and director who has worked with some of the top music organizations in the world — Lincoln Center in New York City, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal College of Music in Londo ..read more
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Musician Spotlight: Aaron McCalla
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
2M ago
Aaron McCalla, a native of Dallas, TX, has performed around the world in orchestras as a soloist, as a chamber musician, and in rock bands. In 2022 he became Principal Tuba of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Read on as Aaron talks to us about his exciting upcoming performances with the San Diego Symphony, his musical journey so far and his life off stage.  1. Tell us about your musical journey and how you came to play with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.  My musical journey started out in my hometown of Duncanville, Texas in the sixth-grade band. The school I attended had an amaz ..read more
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Sound & Silence: San Diego Symphony's Interactive Elementary School Program
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
3M ago
Last month, KPBS San Diego got a behind the scenes look at the San Diego Symphony's free elementary school program "Sound and Silence" at Sandburg Elementary School in Mira Mesa, part of the San Diego Unified School District. 200 students were treated to a live performance by a San Diego Symphony woodwind quintet and got to participate in a lively and engaging Q&A with the musicians. This year's program culminates on April 19th, when 5,000 students from across the county will attend an interactive performance with the San Diego Symphony at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Read and watch the ..read more
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Donor Spotlight: Dr. Robert "Bob" Rubenstein and Marie Raftery
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
3M ago
Some people may not think of a dental office as a particularly romantic setting, between the root canals, fillings, and X-rays. For Dr. Robert “Bob” Rubenstein and Marie Raftery, it is where they began their relationship 38 years ago. “He was a patient in the dental office where I was working,” said Marie. “He had a nice sense of humor and beautifully dressed, so when he asked me out, I thought, ‘this could be interesting.’” Bob and Marie come from two very different worlds. She grew up in Boston attending the symphony and the ballet, while he grew up in New Mexico attending the rodeo and ..read more
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Volunteer Spotlight: Suanne Pauley
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
3M ago
April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate, we are turning the spotlight on one of our many wonderful and hardworking volunteers, Suanne Pauley. Suanne has been ushering with the San Diego Symphony since 2014 and finds fulfillment in donating her time to causes that connect her with the outdoors and with people. The San Diego Symphony thanks all of our volunteers who generously donate their time to help us make music possible.  1. Hello Suanne! Tell us about how became a volunteer with the San Diego Symphony. When I retired from the workforce in 2014, I was looking for ..read more
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Musician Spotlight: Ai Nihira Awata, Violin
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
4M ago
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Ai started the violin at age four in Seattle, Washington, with Mihoko Hirata. Ai later moved to Los Angeles, California, where she studied with Margaret Shimizu, Richard Schwabe and Henry Gronnier at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Originally starting as a long-term substitute accompanying the Symphony on their China Friendship Tour in 2013, Ai eventually won a permanent spot in 2018. Read more about Ai below: 1. Tell us about your musical journey and how you came to play with the San Diego Symphony.  I started playing the violin when I was 4 years old in ..read more
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Donor Spotlight: Julie and Steve Tierney
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
5M ago
“There are two things that make San Diego spectacular,” says Steve Tierney. “One is the Pacific Ocean, and the other is the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.” Steve, pictured above with his wife Julie, was born in San Mateo, California and has lived all around the world from Dearborn, Michigan; to London, England; and New Delhi, India. “I have heard a few world class orchestras in my time, and I would say the San Diego Symphony is very competitive!” Steve has had a lifelong connection to classical music. He credits his parents and especially his teacher, Ms. Elizabeth Hagberg for opening his eyes ..read more
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Musician Spotlight: Andrea Overturf, English Horn
San Diego Symphony Podcast
by John Velasco
5M ago
Andrea Overturf has served as San Diego Symphony's English Horn since 2009. A Seattle native, Andrea earned her musical degrees from the Eastman School of music as well as The Juilliard School. In addition to performing with the San Diego Symphony, Andrea has also appeared as a guest soloist across the United States and Asia and participated in numerous music festivals including La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest. Andrea will also be featured in San Diego Symphony's presentation of Ned Rorem's Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra as part of the program entitled "Musical Masterpie ..read more
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