The San Diego Symphony has been delighting Southern Californian classical music lovers since 1910. The grand Copley Symphony Hall is its home, originally built as a Rococo-style movie palace in 1929. Don't be alarmed when you pull up to the address only to find a modern high-rise; the ornate auditorium remains intact inside—a jewel within a box. The classical season runs from October through May; the Summer Pops series takes the show outdoors, running from July to September at the Embarcadero Marina Park, and features crowd pleasers such as the Classical Mystery Tour, a tribute to the Beatles. Students may purchase $10 tickets one hour in advance for shows at the Copley Symphony Hall, subject to availability.
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At Seventh Avenue, 750 B St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Transportation Bus: numerous Broadway routes; Trolley: Fifth Ave. Phone 619/235-0804 Prices Tickets $20–$100 Web site San Diego Symphony