San Diego Symphony Music Director Rafael Payare will lead the orchestra at its free Nov. 2 concert in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo by J Henry Fair/San Diego Symphony.

In Thursday’s (9/7) San Diego Union-Tribune, George Varga writes, “The San Diego Symphony will make history this fall with the first concert in Tijuana in the orchestra’s 113-year history. The free Nov. 2 concert at Centro Cultural Tijuana’s (CECUT) annual Día de los Muertos Festival will be the only time the full orchestra has performed in Mexico since a 1992 concert in Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. The concert in the Mexican border city will be the symphony’s first area performance after it returns from its Oct. 13 engagement at Carnegie Hall. That will mark only the second time the symphony has played at the famed New York venue. The Nov. 2 concert will also be the only event in Mexico presented under the auspices of November’s statewide ‘California Festival: A Celebration of New Music’ … which includes a free Nov. 5 concert at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park … Carlos González Gutiérrez, the Mexican consul general for San Diego and Los Angeles, [said] ‘CECUT … is an iconic place in Tijuana to host the San Diego Symphony and this free concert strengthens the binational relationship between the orchestra and Baja California. This is the very definition of cultural diplomacy.’ ” The same article is available on the Los Angeles Times site in Spanish.