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Venezuelan born Rafael Payare named Music Director of the San Diego Symphony

Feb 13, 2018

37-year-old Venezuelan native Rafael Payare

The San Diego Symphony just announced the appointment of 37-year-old Venezuelan native Rafael Payare as its new Music Director, to succeed Maestro Jahja Ling in July 2019.

Payare was raised in the same Venezuelan education program, El Sistema, as his friend and fellow conductor the 37-year-old Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Read the full story from The San Diego Union-Tribune of his appointment and how members of the orchestra view Payare.