Donors and friends of the San Diego Symphony were invited to a virtual program by the San Diego
Symphony. The presentation included music performed by the principle violinist and information
shared by Executive Director Martha Gilmer. Music Director Rafael Payere shared updates on the virtual
music planned for the coming year. There was a virtual tour of the new Shell. Originally scheduled to
open July 2020, the inaugural summer season at The Shell, the outdoor locale for the San Diego
Symphony, will now take place in 2021. While they are very sad to put off the opening of this gift to San
Diego they know that delaying the opening is in the best interest of all of patrons, musicians, staff, and
the health of San Diegans.