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“Summer Pops on the Harbor - Don't miss it!”
Review of San Diego Symphony

San Diego Symphony
Ranked #79 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our party of four got tickets on the grass for the ABBA concert - a Swedish band replicating ABBA. And they did a passable job - some songs like the original, others less so. Maybe it was the "yet" lag. Nevertheless, I'd do it again because it was a well paced, entertaining 2 hour+ show.

The setting is impeccable. Right on the harbor with boats queued up to listen as well.

We opted for Joe's Crab Shack meals but that was a disaster. Take it from me and pass and just bring your food or buy it at the concert facility.

The show ended with a stunning display of fireworks. Well done, San Diego Symphony!

Thank Douglas A
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

For locals and visitors alike, the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops concerts are a unique opportunity to hear and see our symphony in a beautiful and casual setting. Ticket prices allow everyone to enjoy the event depending on the experience you want. Lawn seating is the most affordable and can be the most fun. Bring a picnic in a small cooler, some low back chairs, and a couple of blankets (it gets cool and breezy right on the water) and you get to see the symphony up close in your jeans and t-shirt. Get there by the time the doors open at 6 and you'll have a big selection of lawn area to choose from. Enjoy your pre-performance picnic (you may bring food and beverages, but no alcohol into the venue - you can purchase wine and beer at the event, if you choose) and then enjoy the show. There is also tableside seating for a slightly more formal feeling. Most shows offer fireworks after the concert which is the cherry on top of the concert. This is also a great way to expose your children to quality music.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The SD Symphony sis a great job with their July 4th Celebration concert. They exceeded my expectation as a terrific orchestra…I wasn't as thrilled with the vocalist that they chose for the concert however BUT I still look forward to seeing the Symphony again.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Really beautiful older music hall. For symphonies, you lose a lot of visibility range setting up front on the main floor but the acoustics are still very nice. The San Diego Symphony is just awesome

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I attended most of the City Lights performances this season. I was also so pleased at the Ballet performances for 2013/2014. The San Diego Symphony is more than just classical music. There are great Ballet performances, concerts by well known artists, both for older and younger audiences. The Hall is spectacular and I believe the best venue in San Diego for music. The best seats in the house are actually the Grand Tier, just above the stage, you see better for dance and the sound of the symphony rises up to meet you. If you have never been, GO, it is so worth it. San Diego is proud to have such a great place to enjoy music, dance, and a history lesson or two of local stories.

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