SAN DIEGO -- January 24, 2003 -- In a special tribute to the NFL, Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and the San Diego Symphony held a special performance on January 23 at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. The San Diego Super Symphony performance included highlights of Super Bowl moments and was accompanied by an original score of orchestral and jazz music. The program was also a salute to San Diego's finest symphonic and blues talent.
The concert featured four of San Diego's finest blues musicians: Robin Henkle, Etoile "Ruby" Presnell, Billy Thompson and Leonard Tucker. Consummate jazz pianist, Michael Leroy Peed, who contributed to the orchestral arrangements for this concert, conducted the entire program.
"The San Diego Symphony's original score of orchestral and jazz music combined with NFL highlights was one of the first of its kind in San Diego," said Jeffrey K. Belk, senior vice president of marketing for Qualcomm. "Qualcomm is proud to have been a part of this unique and special symphony performance that saluted the NFL and featured local talent, showcasing the arts and culture of our hometown."
"The San Diego Symphony is honored to share the stage with these talented blues musicians as we pay tribute to the NFL. Expanding the format of our symphonic music allows us to build bridges across genres and share the experience to a broader audience," said Drew Cady, general manager for the San Diego Symphony. "We hope to emulate this format and take it across the United States to broaden the horizons of other symphony aficionados."
The San Diego Symphony is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of the San Diego Region, valued by and relevant to all its residents. The Symphony has hosted many renowned directors, including Earl Bernard Murray, David Atherton and Yoav Talmi, and has produced 10 highly acclaimed recordings on the Naxos and Proarte labels.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2002 and most recent Form 10-Q.
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