2012-2013 Season Repertoire

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Click here for a list of the 2013-2014 repertoire.
Click here for a PDF of the Classics series renewal brochure.
Click here for a PDF of the POPS series renewal brochure.

Lang Lang in Recital on October 16, 2012

FEBRUARY 15, 2012: Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing announced the San Antonio Symphony’s 2012-2013 season today. The Symphony’s 73rd season runs from October 2012 to June 2013 and will feature 28 Classics concerts, 12 POPS, a special recital by superstar pianist Lang Lang, and a host of education programs. The 2012-2013 season is Maestro Lang-Lessing’s third season as music director. Tickets go on sale this week to current Symphony subscribers.

“Following our highly successful Beethoven Festival, we will feature the music of Brahms in an intense festival in February 2013. In just nine days, the Symphony will perform all four Brahms symphonies and his four major concertos,” said Lang-Lessing. “I’m especially excited to bring to San Antonio pianist Kirill Gerstein, violinist Vadim Gluzman and cellist Jian Wang for the Brahms Festival. This world-class lineup will make these two weekends very special.”

The Symphony will present superstar pianist Lang Lang in a recital on October 16, 2012 in the Majestic Theatre. Lang Lang will perform the four Chopin Ballades and sonatas by Mozart. Patrons who add the Lang Lang recital at the time of their subscription purchase will receive 50% discount for this special concert.

“2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Verdi and Wagner. We will celebrate these two romantic geniuses with the great Verdi Requiem and orchestral highlights from Wagner’s Ring Cycle,” said Lang-Lessing. “We will also offer some fantastic concertos,” continued Lang-Lessing. “Audiences will love The Four Seasons, Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a new violin concerto that was inspired by a Diego Rivera mural called Fire and Blood.”

Other symphonic highlights include Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The symphony will also feature works by American composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Michael Daugherty, John Adams and Tobias Picker. The San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers will join the symphony in opera choruses on opening night and the women of the Mastersingers will be featured in works by Debussy and Mahler. The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio will sing on both the Classics and the POPS series.

The POPS series includes a program featuring two stars from the Broadway show Wicked. The music of Simon and Garfunkel and the music of Paul McCartney will be given special orchestral treatment. Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will lead the ever-popular Holiday POPS and the Fiesta POPS. In late November and early December, the Symphony will collaborate with Ballet San Antonio to produce The Nutcracker at the Majestic Theatre. The Symphony annual performs for 40,000 children in Young People’s Concerts, Family concerts and other education programs.

Subscribers may purchase all 14 programs in the 14-concert Masterclassics series or seven concerts in the Ovation or Applause series. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (210) 554-1010. To subscribe online now click here.