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10.30.13
Jahja Ling
A Statement of Purpose From First-Time Visitors
The New York Times
03.01.13
Jahja Ling
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
Jahja Ling
Pianist Emanuel Ax shines in Cleveland Orchestra program at Blossom
Cleveland Plain Dealer
09.12.11
Jahja Ling
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
Jahja Ling
Conductor Jahja Ling returns home in triumphant program
San Diego Union Tribune
01.15.11
Jahja Ling
Lang Lang and symphony create a night to remember
San Diego Union Tribune
12.31.10
Jahja Ling
Happy Birthday, San Diego Symphony!
San Diego Jewish Journal
10.09.10
Jahja Ling
Symphony's Fall Centennial Season Opens
San Diego Arts
07.26.10
Jahja Ling
Showpiece and symphony switch roles on Cleveland Orchestra program
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.15.10
Jahja Ling
San Diego Symphony makes mighty impact with Stravinsky, Strauss
San Diego News Network
10.13.09
Jahja Ling
Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Financial Times (UK)
10.03.09
Jahja Ling
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
Jahja Ling
Jahja Ling Celebration
25th Anniversary with Cleveland Orchestra
08.04.09
Jahja Ling
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
Jahja Ling
RPO concert marked by flutist Gilbert’s graceful virtuosity
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
12.08.08
Jahja Ling
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 as an internationally renowned conductor has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia and now a citizen of the United States, he is the first and only conductor of Chinese descent who holds a music director position with a major orchestra in the US and has conducted all of the major symphony orchestras in North America including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. The 2013-14 season marks his tenth season as Music Director of the San Diego Symphony. In October of 2013 Mr. Ling led the San Diego Symphony for a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall with Lang Lang as soloist, followed by a tour to China where the Orchestra appeared in five concerts in Yentai (sister city of San Diego), Shanghai, and Beijing (at the National Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University) with soloists Joshua Bell and Augustin Hadelich. This two week tour was the first international tour and the first appearance of the San Diego Symphony at Carnegie Hall in their 102 year history which received great acclaim from the public and critics. The orchestra’s performances conducted by Mr. Ling have also received the highest praise from public and critics alike having been broadcast both locally and nationally and they have recently released eight new live recordings (the Symphony’s first in a decade). Together they have undertaken commissions as well as premieres of many new works and recorded new works of Bright Sheng for Telarc Records (released in summer of 2009) and a new CD of Lucas Richman “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” and Saint-Saëns “Carnival for the Animals” with soloists Jackie Parker and Orli Shaham distributed by Naxos in 2013. Under his leadership, the San Diego Symphony has been designated a Tier One major orchestra by the League of American Symphony Orchestras, based on a new level of unprecedented artistic excellence, its continuing increase in audience attendance as well as its solid financial stability. Mr. Ling’s contract has recently been extended by the Symphony’s board on an evergreen basis. ... read full bio