PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

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Oct 04, 2013 to Oct 05, 2013

October 4 & 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
The Symphony’s final season before moving to the new, world-class Tobin Center springs to life through the dramatic scenes of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. Next, [...]

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SYMPHONIC DANCES

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Oct 11, 2013 to Oct 12, 2013

October 11 & 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano | Catherine Martin, mezzo soprano
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director
Schubert Mirjams Siegesgesang
Schumann Piano Concerto
Rachmaninoff  Symphonic Dances

Rachmaninoff’s final composition, Symphonic Dances, has lush, nostalgic melodies inspired by Russian Orthodox and medieval chant, as well as dramatic dance energy imaginable only with [...]

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The Firebird & The Physics of Sound

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Oct 25, 2013

Get your students fired up about music with selections from Stravinsky’s epic ballet, The Firebird, and Wagner’s “Magic Fire Music” from The Valkyrie.
As the masterpiece unfolds, students will explore how sounds of different timbres, pitches, and intensities are created. Program and educational materials will also involve students in a discussion of frequency, wavelength and amplitude [...]

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Halloween Spooktacular - The Composer is Dead

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Oct 27, 2013

artwork by Carson Ellis, from THE COMPOSER IS DEAD, © HarperCollins
Pre-Concert Activities for Kids and Instrument Petting Zoo begin at 1:30 pm
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Alamo Heights High School Auditorium
6900 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209
There’s dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead!
Come join the Symphony for an annual family favorite, featuring Nathaniel Stookey’s delightfully [...]

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DISNEY IN CONCERT - Magical Music from the Movies

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Nov 01, 2013 to Nov 02, 2013

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, Andrew Johnson and Juliana Hansen, vocalists
Experience the Magic of Disney with four leading vocalists like never before! See scenes from your favorite Disney movies – including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and more.  Listen and watch as favorite Disney stories [...]

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Pro-Am | Holst The Planets

Nov 03, 2013

Third Annual Symphony PRO-AM
Sunday, November 3, 2013
8:00 p.m. performance | 6:30 p.m. open rehearsal
Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Holst Selections from The Planets
Enjoy this fabulous side-by-side collaboration with over 70 local amateur musicians! Don’t miss out on this musical voyage through the Solar System with a 120-piece orchestra as they perform selections from Gustav [...]

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RACH 2

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Nov 08, 2013 to Nov 09, 2013

November 8 & 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Cecile Licad, piano
Electrifying pianist Cecile Licad performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the most difficult and beautiful piano concertos. This incredible tour de force unmistakably demonstrates Rachmaninoff’s complete mastery of the romantic concerto. Bruckner’s magnificent Sixth Symphony, with grand [...]

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Veterans Day: Salute to Service

Nov 10, 2013

November 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor, San Antonio Symphony
Captain Rafael Toro-Quiñones, conductor, United States Air Force Band of the West
Randy Beamer, narrator
Join the San Antonio Symphony and the United States Air Force Band of the West as we celebrate our 9th Annual Veterans Day Concert: Salute to Service.  This [...]

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MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO

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Nov 22, 2013 to Nov 23, 2013

November 22 & 23, 2013 | Majestic Theatre
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor | Philippe Quint, violin
American violinist Philippe Quint gives sparkle and polish to each note of Mendelssohn’s immortally vibrant Violin Concerto on a program that also features a luscious arrangement for orchestra of Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor that abounds with memorable melodies. Bach’s Ricercare [...]

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The Nutcracker

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Nov 29, 2013 to Dec 01, 2013

November 29, 7 p.m. | November 30, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | December 1, 2 p.m.
December 6, 7 p.m. | December 7, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | December 8, 2 p.m.
For additional information, call the Symphony Box Office at (210) 554-1010. For groups of 10 or more, call (210) 554-1066.

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A Baroque Holiday

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Dec 01, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | John Carroll, trumpet | Angela Malek, soprano
Take a Baroque Holiday with us!  The program includes Telemann’s musical postcard from Poland, Zelenka’s eccentric Hipochondrie, the meditative sound of the midnight mass by Charpentier, plus two beautiful Christmas concerti by Manfredini and Sammartini.  Principal [...]

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Handel's Messiah

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Dec 06, 2013 to Dec 08, 2013

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
December 6, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., University United Methodist Church
December 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., Basilica of the Little Flower
December 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Coker United Methodist Church
December 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church
Antoine Plante, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers | John Silantien, director
Lauren Snouffer, soprano | John Holiday, countertenor
Marc Molomot, tenor [...]

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HOLIDAY POPS

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Dec 20, 2013 to Dec 21, 2013

December 20 & 21, 2013, 8:00 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers | John Silantien, director
Trinity University Handbell Ensemble | Diane Persellin, director
John Clare, narrator
Join Symphony Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto, the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and the Trinity University Handbell Ensemble for a magical celebration of the season complete with a sing-along [...]

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Holiday Magic! - a Family Holiday Celebration

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Dec 22, 2013

Pre-Concert Activities for Kids and Instrument Petting Zoo begin at 1:30 pm
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director
Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium
Home for the Holidays or visiting San Antonio? Let the Symphony take you away to a Winter Wonderland! Don’t miss out on an afternoon of good cheer and the very best Holiday music, [...]

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DVORÁK CELLO CONCERTO

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Jan 10, 2014 to Jan 11, 2014

January 10 & 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. | Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Jian Wang, cello
The Dvořák Festival opens with cellist Jian Wang returning to perform Dvořák’s best-loved concerto. Jian Wang’s splendid playing allows the sublime voice of the cello to soar to great heights. Dvořák’s charming Symphony No. 8, teeming with Czech flavor, [...]

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DVORÁK SYMPHONY NO. 6

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Jan 17, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Michel Dalberto, piano
With his Symphony No. 6, Dvořák established himself as an internationally renowned composer.
This exhilarating work, full of characteristic traits of the composer, is a musical canvas that meanders through pastoral orchestral scenes and dynamically rhythmic dances, delights in luminous string sonorities, and [...]

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DVORÁK VIOLIN CONCERTO

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Jan 18, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Nancy Zhou, violin

San Antonio native, Nancy Zhou returns to perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, which features gorgeous Czech melodies and Dvořák’s unique harmonic style. From its bold opening to its dazzling close, this concerto encompasses an entire spectrum of rich colors and reaches stunning technical [...]

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Rusalka - The Tale of a Little Mermaid

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Jan 22, 2014 to Jan 24, 2014

Have your students take part in the city-wide Dvořák Festival of 2014 as the Symphony presents excerpts for kids from the master composer’s famous opera, Rusalka.
Inspired in part by the well-known Hans Christian Andersen tale, Rusalka tells the story of a young mermaid who makes some questionable choices in her blind pursuit of [...]

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Music at the Museum XIV

Jan 27, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 5:3o p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art in the Great Hall
200 West Jones Avenue
Music at the Museum is an innovative musical event with the goal of supporting arts education for school children.  Through the collaborative efforts of two non-profit civic organizations, the San Antonio Symphony League (SASL) and [...]

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DVORÁK: RUSALKA — Semi-staged costumed production

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Jan 31, 2014 to Feb 01, 2014

January 31 & February 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
James Robinson, director | Tobias Picker, TOSA artistic director
Joyce El-Khoury, Rusalka | Brian Jagde, Prince
Christine Goerke, Foreign Princess | Alan Held, Water Sprite
Kirstin Chávez, Ježibaba | Julia Ebner, Wood-Sprite #1
Crystal Jarrell, Wood-Sprite #2 | Tynan Davis, Wood-Sprite #3
Eric Schmidt, Hunter
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, [...]

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DVORÁK - NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

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Feb 07, 2014 to Feb 08, 2014

February 7 & 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Influenced by the sights and sounds he experienced during a prolonged visit to America, Dvořák’s New World Symphony is a unique blend of Old World style and New World sounds. One hears Dvořák’s fascination with the sweeping grandeur of America as well as nostalgia for [...]

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This Can't Be Love: A BROADWAY VALENTINE

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Feb 14, 2014 to Feb 15, 2014

February 14 & 15, 2014 | Laurie Auditorium
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Tamra Hayden, soprano | Ted Keegan, tenor | Gary Mauer, baritone
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special. All ticket buyers in attendace will be entered to win a “Sweetheart” of a deal prize. You could win a spa certificate from the luxurious Mokara Hotel & Spa, a [...]

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Plante Conducts Baroque

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Feb 16, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral
Antoine Plante, conductor | Allyson Dawkins, viola
Vivaldi  Concerto Grosso in D minor, op. 3, no. 11, RV 565
Bach  Concerto for Viola, strings and continuo
Rameau  Suite from Les Boreades
Discover baroque music that lives and breathes under the direction of Maestro Antoine Plante. This concert in historic [...]

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GERSHWIN PIANO CONCERTO

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Feb 21, 2014 to Feb 22, 2014

February 21 & 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Julian Kuerti, conductor | Lo-An Lin, piano
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers | John Silantien, director
2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition Winner Lo-An Lin performs Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in F Major. In this concert of contrasting images, sit back and experience the world through the eyes of a [...]

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The Water Cycle & Paint to Music

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Feb 26, 2014 to Feb 27, 2014

Come join the Symphony for a program all about condensation, precipitation, transpiration and other water-related scientific concepts.
With special guests from the SAWS Education team!

Important works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner and others will highlight the various stages of the hydrologic cycle. Be sure to have your students participate in the San Antonio Symphony League’s 40th [...]

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BEETHOVEN AND MOZART

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Mar 07, 2014 to Mar 08, 2014

March 7 & 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Kolja Blacher, leader and violin
Violinist Kolja Blacher returns to San Antonio to lead the orchestra from the concertmaster chair in a series of intimate and charming classical works. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, an exquisite jewel for string orchestra sings in elegant phrases, and embraces a Russian flavor. [...]

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THE TEXAS TENORS

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Mar 21, 2014 to Mar 22, 2014

March 21 & 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m. | Laurie Auditorium
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Get ready for some real down-home flavored music with The Texas Tenors! This is a concert that’ll shake the house with everything from Texas-sized country and gospel to opera and the hits of Broadway, with a punch of cowboy humor to top it off. [...]

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Glories of the Baroque

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Mar 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23 2014 at 7 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Martha Long, flute
Purcell  Abdelazer Suite (The Moor’s Revenge)
Telemann  Suite in A minor
Rebel  Les Élémens
What does the beginning of the world sound like?  Come experience one of the most unique and shocking works from the baroque period, Les Élémens  (The Elements) [...]

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SWAN LAKE

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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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FIESTA POPS

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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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SCHUBERT GREAT

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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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BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

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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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PATRIOTIC POPS

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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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MAHLER 5

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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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75th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT WITH JOSHUA BELL

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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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