Join Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and members of the San Antonio Symphony as they explore the spirited music of the Baroque. All three chamber orchestra concerts last about 75 minutes without an intermission and will be held at the beautiful and historic San Fernando Cathedral on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm.
A Baroque Christmas
November 25, 2012 | 7:00 pm | San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Bonnie Terry, violin
If it ain’t Baroque, you won’t hear it! Join Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and members of the San Antonio Symphony at the inaugural concert of the Baroque series. The program includes Christmas concertos by Corelli and Torelli, a hauntingly beautiful setting of the French noels by Charpentier, and two favorites by J. S. Bach—his Orchestral Suite No. 1 and Violin Concerto in A minor, featuring Assistant Concertmaster, Bonnie Terry.
Torelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 8, no. 6, “Christmas Concerto”
Charpentier Noëls pour les instruments, H. 534
Bach Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and String Orchestra, BWV 1041
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, “Christmas Concerto”
Bach Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Passione: Italian Baroque
January 20, 2013 | 7:00 pm | San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor and Kenneth Freudigman, cello
Travel back to the epicenter of Baroque music: Italy! A tour of passionate music by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Geminiani and Corelli will transport you to the glories of Venice, Rome and Naples. The program commemorates the 300th anniversary of the death of Arcangelo Corelli, who achieved international fame as one of the most influential composers of instrumental music throughout Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Principal Cello Ken Freudigman performs Tartini’s Cello Concerto.
Vivaldi Sinfonia in G major, RV149, “Il coro della muse”
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in C major (After Corelli, Op. 5, No. 3)
Tartini Concerto in D major for Cello and Orchestra
Scarlatti Sinfonia No. 2 in D major
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4
April 21, 2013 | 7:00 pm | San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Hideaki Okada, oboe | Sayaka Okada, violin
What do Fiesta and Baroque music have in common? Kings & queens, and parties on the river! Enjoy some of the most festive music to come out of the Baroque period, including Water Music by Handel, dances from Rameau’s opera Les Indes Galantes, and Purcell’s Fairy Queen. A husband-and-wife duo from the Symphony, Assistant Principal Oboe Hideaki Okada and violinist Sayaka Okada, will be featured in the Double Concerto for Violin & Oboe by Bach.
Purcell From The Fairy Queen, Z.629
Rameau from Les Indes galantes
Bach Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, and String Orchestra, BWV 1060
Handel From Water Music, Suites 2 and 3