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Jahja Ling, Just In Time!
After receiving a call on Sunday evening March 9, Jahja Ling was suddenly starting his scheduled Australian tour a week early! 35 hours, five airports and three very long flights later, he had arrived in Perth to rehearse the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for weekend performances in place of their indisposed conductor with a half hour to sparePer The West Australian reviewer Rosalind Appleby, the performance of music by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Strauss came off very well, especially given the extraordinary coordination of effort to ensure Mr. Ling's timely arrival for his single day of rehearsals! Just after his Australia visit, Jahja Ling stopped by the Hong Kong offices of the South China Morning Post's senior music critic for an in-depth feature article.

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Jahja Ling, San Diego's Ambassador for the Arts!
San Diego Tourism Authority recently launched its San Diego Ambassador Campaign: “Guide to the Good Stuff.” Notable among the “ambassadors” is San Diego Symphony music director Jahja Ling, the only member of the San Diego arts community selected to participate in this campaign. The campaign features three video clips shot at the Jacobs Music Center, Balboa Park and various locations around San Diego. Maestro Ling appears in three separate videos highlighting the following themes: "Celebrating the Arts," "San Diego as a Musical Instrument" and "The Spectacular Symphony!"

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Jahja Leads San Diego Symphony in Historic 2013-2014 Season
Earlier this year, Jahja announced the San Diego Symphony's exciting 2013-2014 season and his programming philosophy for this historical year. U-T San Diego gives a thorough overview. Jahja Ling and the San Diego Symphony made their Carnegie Hall debut on October 29, 2013 followed by a historic China Friendship Tour. CLICK HERE for a CCTV broadcast featuring Jahja and a preview of the tour! And CLICK HERE for a video montage of Carnegie Hall and China highlights!

Jahja Ling and the San Diego Symphony look forward to a record breaking season with incredible artists and programs. To read about acclaimed performances in current and past seasons, read some recent reviews here.

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Jahja and Lang Lang
On June 15, 2012 Jahja Ling conducted Lang Lang 30th birthday concert with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra at O2 World in Berlin which was attended by more than 10,000 people and televised live in German and Spanish TVs. Watch the video here. Lang Lang also recently performed with Jahja Ling and the San Diego Symphony at their annual 2012 OPUS Gala and together at a private event.

 

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Jahja in Cleveland
Jahja Ling recently conducted three programs with The Cleveland Orchestra. On‬ July 2, he led the orchestra at the Public Square which was attended by more than 40,000 people and got front page coverage from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. More. Then on July 3, he led the 2012 Opening Blossom concert with 9,900 in attendance which was a rare attendance record. On July 8, he also conducted the donor concert at Blossom with Manny Ax who played marvelously with a full pavilion audience of about 6,000. More

 

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Jahja in Taipei
Jahja conducted the National Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan on October 29. To see photos click here