Monday, April 7, 2014

San Antonio Symphony concerts April through June 2014, astounding variety and virtuosity

FROM the web site of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Music Director


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Apr 11, 2014 to Apr 12, 2014

April 11 & 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers | John Silantien, director

The score to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet Swan Lake includes more beautiful tunes and memorable melodies than perhaps any other romantic showpiece. Hauntingly lovely, this tale depicts the grace of swimming swans, and the selfless love of [...]

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Peter and the Wolf

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Apr 13, 2014

Michael Villarreal, YOSA Concerto Competition Winner

Pre-Concert Activities for Kids and
Instrument Petting Zoo begin at 1:30 pm
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Michael Villarreal, cello
Albert Flores, narrator
Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium

Bring the whole family to hear Prokofiev’s timeless classic for kids, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by News4 Meteorologist Albert Flores. Also to be featured on this concert is [...]

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Apr 18, 2014 to Apr 19, 2014

April 18 & 19, 2014 | Majestic Theatre

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Mariachi Campanas de America |Guadalupe Dance Company
Little Joe y La Familia

Join the San Antonio Symphony for the annual Fiesta Pops concert featuring the music, dance and culture of San Antonio and South Texas.  One of the most popular Tex-Mex groups in the Latin music [...]

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May 09, 2014 to May 10, 2014

May 9 & 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Schubert’s last symphony was dubbed “The Great” for its majesty and grandeur. Schumann thought it the greatest instrumental work since the death of Beethoven. The word “great” also comes to mind in reference to the key of E-flat major. Some [...]

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May 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

May 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Nicholas Angelich, piano

Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was inspired by Mozart and includes some of his most beautiful, sensual and ethereal music. In the sweet sounds of this concerto, many times one stumbles upon fleeting glimpses of the “ghost of Mozart,” but Beethoven’s own [...]

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Link Up: The Orchestra Moves!

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May 20, 2014 to May 22, 2014

Looking for a chance to have your students sing, play recorders and dance with a professional orchestra?

Don’t miss the inaugural year of the San Antonio Symphony’s partnership with the Weill Music Institute of NYC’s Carnegie Hall for this special, highly-participatory program. Students will learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform [...]

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May 23, 2014 to May 24, 2014

May 23 & 24, 2014 | Majestic Theatre

Carl Topilow, conductor

Spend Memorial Day weekend with the Symphony and guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honor or military with classic American music.

For additional information, call the Symphony Box Office at (210) 223-8624. For groups of 10 or more, [...]

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Jun 06, 2014 to Jun 07, 2014

June 6 & 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Children’s Chorus of San Antonio | Marguerite McCormick, director
Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 5 brings the Symphony’s final season in the Majestic Theatre to a glorious and powerful close. From the sound of the lone trumpet and the unhurried march of the strings that begins this [...]

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Jun 14, 2014

June 14, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.| Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin
Weber   Overture to Oberon
Sibelius  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Wagner Prelude from Die Meistersinger
Strauss  Tales from the Vienna Woods
Ravel     Bolero

Joshua Bell— virtuosic; inspiring; musically poetic! One of the most renowned violinists [...]

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