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11.24.14
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SD Symphony offers up a rare and rewarding Mahler
U-T San Diego
10.30.13
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A Statement of Purpose From First-Time Visitors
The New York Times
03.01.13
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Lots of smiles and a few sneers in SD Symphony concert
U~T San Diego
10.13.12
Jahja Ling, Garrick Ohlsson
Powerful and persuasive, Ohlsson shines with S.D. Symphony
U~T San Diego
07.09.12
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Pianist Emanuel Ax shines in Cleveland Orchestra program at Blossom
Cleveland Plain Dealer
09.12.11
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Clevelanders brave bad weather for Beethoven in final Blossom concert of the season
Cleveland Plain Dealer
08.15.11
Jahja Ling
Blossom concert testifies to warm bond between Cleveland Orchestra, Jahja Ling
Cleveland Plain Dealer
03.19.11
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Conductor Jahja Ling returns home in triumphant program
San Diego Union Tribune
01.15.11
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Lang Lang and symphony create a night to remember
San Diego Union Tribune
12.31.10
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Happy Birthday, San Diego Symphony!
San Diego Jewish Journal
10.09.10
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Symphony's Fall Centennial Season Opens
San Diego Arts
07.26.10
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Showpiece and symphony switch roles on Cleveland Orchestra program
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.15.10
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San Diego Symphony makes mighty impact with Stravinsky, Strauss
San Diego News Network
10.13.09
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Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Financial Times (UK)
10.03.09
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San Diego Symphony opens season on glorious note
San Diego News Network
08.10.09
Jahja Ling, Garrick Ohlsson, Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra and conductor Jahja Ling dazzle at Blossom Music Center
Cleveland Plain Dealer
08.09.09
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Jahja Ling Celebration
25th Anniversary with Cleveland Orchestra
08.04.09
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Conductor Jahja Ling, cellist Johannes Moser lead Cleveland Orchestra's weekend feast at Blossom Music Center
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.23.09
Jahja Ling, Jon Kimura Parker
San Diego Symphony finely attuned to Gershwin
San Diego News Network
03.21.09
Jahja Ling
Conductor, pianist inspire grandness
Columbus Dispatch
01.23.09
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RPO concert marked by flutist Gilbert’s graceful virtuosity
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
12.08.08
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S.D. musicians set a new standard for the Mahler symphony
San Diego Union-Tribune
08.05.08
Jahja Ling
Jahja Ling returns to Blossom with Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jahja Ling’s distinguished career has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity.  He has held the longest continuous relationship with The Cleveland Orchestra for 32 consecutive seasons conducting over 500 concerts as Resident Conductor, Blossom Festival Director, and guest conductor. He is universally praised for his work and dedication in building the San Diego Symphony Orchestra from an orchestra of post-bankruptcy status into one of the top tier major orchestras during his 13 years tenure as music director.  He has appointed more than 65 new musicians from all over the world to form this remarkable ensemble  and together they have collaborated with world's greatest soloists such as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, James Galway, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Pepe Romero, and Gil Shaham.  In October of 2013, Mr. Ling led the orchestra in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, followed by a tour to China where they appeared in Yentai (San Diego's sister city), Shanghai, and Beijing. This was the first international tour and the first appearance of the San Diego Symphony at Carnegie Hall in its 102 year history.  The 2016-17 season will be Jahja Ling's final season as music director of SDSO and from the following season has been named as its first Conductor Laureate. 

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