CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS IN SAN ANTONIO

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Sep 04, 2014

Celebration of the Arts in San Antonio
September 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center
Members of the San Antonio Symphony | Ballet San Antonio | OPERA San Antonio
Celebrate history at the first public performance in The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!
Be among the first to sit in the new seats of the [...]

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RENÉE FLEMING

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Sep 20, 2014

AN EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING
September 20, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Renée Fleming, soprano
Four-time Grammy® winner Renée Fleming returns to San Antonio to open our 2014-2015 season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.  In September of 2013, Ms. Fleming released her much-anticipated recording featuring romantic arias [...]

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Mahler, Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

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Oct 10, 2014 to Oct 11, 2014

October 10 & 11, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano | Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and UTSA Concert Choir, John Silantien, director
RANDALL MEYERS    Simplexity Prelude
MAHLER                      Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
The Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Classics Series opens with Mahler’s dynamically emotional Symphony No. 2 that [...]

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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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Oct 17, 2014 to Oct 18, 2014

October 17 & 18, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
 
Director J.J. Abrams continued to re-energize the iconic Star Trek franchise with one of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Now orchestras and audiences can reach warp speed together as they experience composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score [...]

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BAROQUE SERIES: THE ENCHANTED FOREST

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Oct 19, 2014

October 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Jeff Garza, French horn
Come immerse yourself in the mysterious sounds of La foresta incantata (The Enchanted Forest) by Francesco Geminiani, a suite for orchestra inspired by the 16th-century poem “Gerusalemme liberate” (“Jerusalem delivered”) by Tasso. The program also features Principal Horn Jeff Garza in baroque works [...]

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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

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Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014

H-E-B Pops Presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
October 24 & 25, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
The sights and sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy open our 2014-2015 H-E-B Pops Series with Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing.  BBVD will have you “swinging” in the aisles with this high-energy program featuring classic American [...]

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TCHAIKOVSKY 4

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Oct 31, 2014 to Nov 02, 2014

Valero Classics Series presents Tchaikovsky 4
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. & Nov. 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Kirill Gerstein, piano
ANTONIO CARLOS DEFEO   Promenade for Orchestra
VERDI      Overture to La forza del destino
RACHMANINOFF      Piano Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY         Symphony No. 4
Program notes, click HERE.
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, [...]

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LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW

Nov 07, 2014

San Antonio Symphony Luncheon & Fashion Show with designer Cesar Galindo
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.The Eilan Hotel, 17103 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256
Join us in welcoming New York based designer, Cesar Galindo for a special luncheon and showing of his Spring/Summer 2015 Czar by Cesar Galindo Collection at [...]

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GRIEG CONCERTO

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Nov 07, 2014 to Nov 08, 2014

Valero Classics Series presents Tchaikovsky 4
November 7 & 8, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Jon Kimura Parker, piano
JEAN-LOUIS AGOBET    American Prelude
WAGNER                               Lohengrin, Prelude, Act I
GRIEG                                    Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS                             Symphony No. 2
 
 
The romantic Piano Concerto written by Grieg, “the Chopin of [...]

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WEST SIDE STORY

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Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

November 14 & 15, 2014, 8:00 p.m. and November 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Teddy Abrams, conductor | Julie Albers, cello
ALEXANDER MILLER       Scherzo Crypto
ANTHEIL            Over the Plains
WEINBERGER           Prelude and Fugue on a Southern Folk Tune
BARBER             Cello Concerto
IVES                  “Thanksgiving Day and Forefathers Day”
BERNSTEIN          Symphonic Dances from [...]

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HOLIDAY POPS

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Dec 19, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014

December 19 & 20, 2014, 8:00 p.m. | December 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Doreen Rao, director
 
Experience the joy of the season with the San Antonio Symphony, conductor Akiko Fujimoto, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio in an evening of holiday musical delights. [...]

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STRAUSS FESTIVAL – REQUIEM

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Jan 16, 2015 to Jan 17, 2015

January 16 & 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

 
DOUG BALLIETT             American Prelude
MOZART                             Overture to Don Giovanni
STRAUSS                           Tod und Verklärung
MOZART                             Requiem in D minor

 
The Strauss Festival opens with the music of Richard Strauss and [...]

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STRAUSS FESTIVAL – DON JUAN

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Jan 23, 2015 to Jan 24, 2015

January 23 & 24, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Daniel Hope, violin
 
PETER LIEUWEN        American Prelude
STRAUSS                       Don Juan
KORNGOLD                   Violin Concerto
STRAUSS                       Josephs-Legende
STRAUSS                       Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
 

Unequaled master of the tone poem, Richard Strauss paints a breathtaking picture of the amorous rogue, Don Juan.  Phenomenal music and [...]

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STRAUSS FESTIVAL – LA VALSE

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Jan 30, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015

January 30 & 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Michel Dalberto, piano
ROBERT XAVIER RODRÍGUEZ          American Prelude
STRAUSS     Der Rosenkavalier: First Waltz Sequence
RAVEL     Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
STRAUSS     Burleske
RAVEL     Valses et nobles sentimentales
RAVEL     La Valse
 

The Strauss Festival continues with a dazzling mix of heroism and poetic [...]

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STRAUSS FESTIVAL – HELDENLEBEN

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Feb 06, 2015 to Feb 07, 2015

February 6 & 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Eric Gratz, violin
 
JUAN DAVID OSORIO       American Prelude
J. STRAUSS, JR.               Künstlerleben Waltz
R. STRAUSS                       Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
R. STRAUSS                       Ein Heldenleben
 

A Hero’s Life.  Has Richard Strauss written about himself as the hero of this splendid [...]

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THE BAROQUE SERIES: THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

Mar 01, 2015

Akiko Fujimoto – photo credit: Liz Garza Williams
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Once a bunch of untitled concertos that J.S. Bach presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg but was never thanked or paid for, the six Brandenburg concertos are now considered the benchmarks of baroque music and the most dazzling display [...]

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THE MUSIC OF ABBA

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Mar 06, 2015 to Mar 08, 2015

March 6 & 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. | March 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
 
Experience the musical excitement of one of the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA show bands, Arrival from Sweden. The band has toured over 50 countries, having embarked on 30 sold-out tours in North America [...]

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PETRUSHKA

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Mar 20, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015

March 20 & 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m. & March 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Daniel Raiskin, conductor | Alexei Volodin, piano
 
AARON JAY KERNIS      American Prelude
TCHAIKOVSKY                Voyevoda, Symphonic Ballad
CHOPIN                             Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY                    Petrushka (1947 version)
 
Revel in the sounds of Russian folk tunes with Stravinsky’s astonishingly inventive work, Petrushka, [...]

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BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY

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Apr 03, 2015 to Apr 04, 2015

April 3 & 4, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
George Daugherty, conductor

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars are projected on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner — while their extraordinary [...]

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RODRIGO: CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

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Apr 10, 2015 to Apr 12, 2015

April 10 & 11, 2015, 8:00 p.m. & April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Pedro Halffter, conductor | Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar
 
PEDRO HALFFTER        American Prelude
HALFFTER                      Las campanas de Gran Canaria
RODRIGO                       Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
GINASTERA                   Estancia
 
Known for his exquisite expressiveness, guitarist Pablo Sáinz [...]

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FIESTA POPS

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Apr 17, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015

April 17 & 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. | April 19, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Mariachi Campanas de America | Guadalupe Dance Company
 
Join the San Antonio Symphony for the annual Fiesta Pops concert featuring the music, dance and culture of San Antonio and South Texas.  Enjoy the beautiful [...]

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BEETHOVEN 7

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May 01, 2015 to May 02, 2015

May 1 & 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Steven Sloane, conductor | Evelyn Glennie, percussion
 
XI WANG            American Prelude
CORIGLIANO      Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra
BEETHOVEN           Symphony No. 7
 
Evelyn Glennie, percussion virtuosa, plays Corigliano’s 2014 Grammy-award-winning Conjurer, paired with Beethoven’s [...]

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CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

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May 08, 2015 to May 10, 2015

May 8 & 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m. | May 10, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
 
Back by popular demand!  The magic of Cirque returns to the Symphony for an evening filled with high-flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists, jugglers, and more, performing incredible acrobatic feats of wonder, all choreographed to classical music [...]

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MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO

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May 15, 2015 to May 16, 2015

May 15 & 16, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Jennifer Koh, violin
 
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN        American Prelude
KODÁLY             Dances of Galánta
MOZART             Violin Concerto No. 4
BARTÓK             Concerto for Orchestra
 
Jennifer Koh, returns to San Antonio to give a sparkling performance of Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto: a grand contrast to Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra spotlighting [...]

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STAR WARS AND MORE: THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

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May 22, 2015 to May 23, 2015

May 22 & 23, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads this all-orchestral extravaganza in a program featuring Hollywood’s greatest composer of all time, John Williams.  The program will highlight music from Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and many [...]

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TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO

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May 29, 2015 to May 30, 2015

May 29 & 30, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
 
DETLEV GLANERT  American Prelude
TCHAIKOVSKY         Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH       Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905”
Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk takes command of Tchaikovsky’s incredibly popular Piano Concerto No. 1. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 is a compelling musical drama [...]

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PEER GYNT

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Jun 05, 2015 to Jun 06, 2015

June 5 & 6, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director
 
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY American Prelude
GRIEG                                Peer Gynt
 
Grieg’s music brings to life Peer Gynt, Ibsen’s epic tale of a reckless, boasting fellow, who, lost in daydreams, must choose between sweet love and a land [...]

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