The Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, home of the San Diego Symphony, earlier in its renovation. Photo by Eduardo Contreras/San Diego Union-Tribune.

In Tuesday’s (12/12) San Diego Union Tribune, George Varga writes, “As anticipation grows for the postponed grand reopening of the San Diego Symphony’s downtown concert hall, the orchestra is announcing a new winter performance series at five venues across the county, plus one in Palm Desert. The concerts will take place between Jan. 26 and March 16. They are designed to sustain momentum from the symphony’s recent performances in San Diego, Tijuana, Orange County, New York, and Pennsylvania, while also serving as a buildup to the 2024 re-opening of orchestra’s indoor home, The Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall…. ‘It’s great that we can take the orchestra around to different venues throughout the county …,’ said Rafael Payare, the symphony’s music director…. The venue has been closed since an extensive $125 million redesign and renovations began in late 2021. This year’s planned reopening date of Nov. 4 was pushed back in July—along with the symphony’s 2023/2024 season—due to unexpected construction and redesign challenges. The delay saw the orchestra move some of its scheduled fall and winter concerts to its nearby outdoor venue.”