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Top conductors departing San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony
Top conductors departing San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony

The top conductors of the San Diego Opera and the San Diego Symphony will be departing their respective organizations in the months to come. Karen Keltner, who has been resident conductor of San Diego Opera since the early 1980s, will step down  Feb. 1, following the company's production of "La Boheme." Elsewhere in the city, Jahja Ling will depart the San Diego Symphony at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, following a tenure as music director that will have lasted 13 years by the time he leaves. The symphony and the opera are separate and independent of each other, but musicians from the symphony perform as the pit orchestra for the opera. Keltner's...

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