The San Diego Symphony has announced that construction will begin in September on its new Bayside Concert Venue to be located in the Port of San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South on the San Diego Bay. The first concerts are scheduled for summer 2020.

« The new upgraded park and venue will feature a permanent, highly innovative, architecturally striking and acoustically superior outdoor stage that will allow the Symphony to present a wider variety of musical presentations », the press release says.

With the new venue and with the help of its new music director Rafael Payare

San Diego Symphony wants to provide everyone in the greater San Diego region with access to a wide variety of high quality, live musical performances in addition to expanded learning and outreach programming.

Bayside Performance Park, through its flexible seating plan, expanded performance opportunities, and improved park facilities and access, will offer the community « an unparalleled outdoor park and concert experience ».

The project is possible solely through private philanthropy. The Symphony estimates that average attendance will be approximately 3,100 per event, however the venue will have the flexibility to accommodate a maximum capacity of 10,000 attendees.

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