Tchaikovsky Festival

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Immerse yourself in passion, drama, energy and beauty. This music will transport you from ecstasy to despair, as only Tchaikovsky can do. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing has designed this Festival to give San Antonio a rare opportunity to experience all six Tchaikovsky symphonies and both piano concertos in just nine days. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing will conduct all four Symphony performances and pianist Freddy Kempf will be the soloist in both concertos. In addition, KLRN, TPR, Trinity University, Camerata San Antonio and Musical Bridges Around the World are partnering with the Symphony to present a variety of Tchaikovsky Festival events. The Festival is sponsored by KCI.

Events include:

Tchaikovsky Festival Preview Concert on KLRN
Airs on KLRN: Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony explore the evolution of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies in this thirty-minute televised concert.
For more information about KLRN click here.

Free Lecture: Tchaikovsky, Town and Gown
Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. | Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University
Dr. Roland John Wiley, musicology faculty, School of Music, University of Michigan. Leading American Tchaikovsky scholar John Wiley speaks about Tchaikovsky’s special position in Russian culture and the sources of his enduring appeal. Copies of Wiley’s new biography of the composer, Tchaikovsky, published by Oxford University Press in 2009, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. For more information about music at Trinity click here.

Texas Public Radio Presents: Tchaikovsky
Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. | Travis Park United Methodist Church
Camerata San Antonio, Ballet San Antonio and Trinity University Music Department Chair Carl Leafstedt
offer this one-hour event. For more information call (210) 614-8977.
For more information about TPR click here.

Symphony No. 3, “Polish” • Piano Concerto No. 1
Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theater
San Antonio Symphony – Freddy Kempf, piano

Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian” • Symphony No. 4
Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
San Antonio Symphony

Chamber Music: Camerata San Antonio and Freddy Kempf
Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. | Travis Park United Methodist Church
String Quartet No. 1 and Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
Freddy Kempf, piano
For more information about Camerata San Antonio click here.

Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams” • Symphony No. 5
Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
San Antonio Symphony

Piano Concerto No. 2 • Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre | San Antonio Symphony
Freddy Kempf, piano

Chamber Music with Musical Bridges Around the World
Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. | McAllister Auditorium
Houston Grand Opera stars, in a selection of arias with dancers from Ensemble Barynya.
For more information about Musical Bridges Around the World click here.

Family Concert – Tchaikovsky: The Art of Sound
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. | Laurie Auditorium
Join Ken-David Masur, the San Antonio Symphony and the winner of the 2011 San Antonio
Symphony Future Stars Concerto Competition for an afternoon of all-time favorites by Tchaikovsky.
Interactive pre-concert activities for children begin at 1:30 p.m.

The $99 Tchaikovsky Festival pass is valid for one ticket to all seven ticketed events. Seating for Symphony concerts at the Majestic Theatre will be best available tickets at the time of redemption. Total value of the Festival Pass is up to $330 (70% discount.) You’ll save even if you attend two or three concerts!


Camerata San Antonio, general admission $20
(Students $8)

Musical Bridges Around the World, general admission $25
(children under 13 are free)

San Antonio Symphony concerts at the Majestic Theatre, reserved seating
$11.75 to $64.75
Students in any seating section $8

San Antonio Symphony Family Concert at Laurie Auditorium,
general admission $16 adults, $8 children

Tchaikovsky Festival Lecture at Trinity University is free.

Texas Public Radio Presents: Tchaikovsky FREE for TPR members
Suggested donation of $10 for non-members 12+ (kids free)

Some concerts may already be included in your subscription package.

Call the Symphony box office at (210) 554-1010.