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

Valero Classics Series presents West Side Story

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 and Forefathers’ Day”
BERNSTEIN [...]

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Veterans Day: Salute to Armed Forces

Nov 22, 2014

Veterans Day: Salute to Armed Forces
November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. | Laurie Auditorium
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Captain Rafael Toro Quiñones, conductor
Master Sergeant Harry Kibbe, narrator
United States Air Force Band of the West Brass in Blue
Join the San Antonio Symphony and the United States Air Force Band of the West Brass in Blue as we celebrate our [...]

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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
Sebastien De La Cruz, vocalist
 
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 [...]

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NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE TOBIN CENTER

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Dec 31, 2014

December 31, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Patricia Racette, soprano | Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Ring in the New Year in style at The Tobin Center with OPERA San Antonio and world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette as she performs her exciting Diva on Detour Cabaret Program, accompanied by pianist Craig Terry.  Click HERE for [...]

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SALOME

Jan 08, 2015 to Jan 11, 2015

January 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. & January 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center
San Antonio Symphony | Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Patricia Racette as Salome
An opera in one act based on the play by Oscar Wilde
Music and Libretto by Richard Strauss
Sung in German with projected English translations
The nubile princess Salome lusts for [...]

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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
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Rene Barbera, tenor
Stephen Powell, bass
 
MOZART                             Overture to Don Giovanni
AARON JAY KERNIS Whisper, Echo, and a Cry
STRAUSS [...]

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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
 
DOUG BALLIETT        I’m Sorry Texas
STRAUSS                       Don Juan
KORNGOLD                   Violin Concerto
STRAUSS                       Josephs-Legende
STRAUSS                       Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Program Notes, click HERE.

Unequaled master of the tone poem, Richard Strauss paints a breathtaking picture of the amorous rogue, [...]

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DISCOVER: TILL EULENSPIEGEL

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Jan 25, 2015

Discover: Till Eulenspiegel
January 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Discover the amorous rogue Don Juan and the legendary prankster Till Eulenspiegel as these orchestral portraits reveals the power of Richard Strauss’ musical storytelling.  The program will include a discussion with Sebastian Lang-Lessing and video close-ups of the orchestra.
►For a [...]

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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 Fanfarria Son-Risa
STRAUSS     Der Rosenkavalier: First Waltz Sequence
RAVEL     Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
STRAUSS     Burleske
RAVEL     Valses nobles et sentimentales
RAVEL     La Valse
Program Notes, click HERE.
The Strauss Festival continues with a dazzling mix of heroism [...]

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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 Piedemonte, Symphonic Prelude
J. STRAUSS, JR.         Künstlerleben Waltz
R. STRAUSS                Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
R. STRAUSS                Ein Heldenleben
Program Notes, click HERE.
A Hero’s Life.  Has Richard Strauss [...]

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THE SYMPHONY PLAYS BEEVILLE, TEXAS

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Feb 27, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
A.C. Jones High School Auditorium | Beeville, Texas
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Ilan Morgenstern, bass trombone
MOZART       Overture to Don Giovanni
EWAZEN        Ballade
PROKOFIEV  From Romeo and Juliet, Suite Nos. 1-3
The concert is sponsored by Beeville Concert Association with generous gifts from the Joe Barnhart Foundation and Coastal Bend Community Foundation.
Tickets: Adults $10 or BCA ticket [...]

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THE BAROQUE SERIES: THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

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Mar 01, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
San Fernando Cathedral
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Martha Long, flute | Eric Gratz, violin | Gösta Funck, harpsichord
The Brandenburg concertos, considered the benchmarks of baroque music with a most dazzling display of orchestral virtuosity, were presented by J.S. Bach to the Margrave of Brandenburg, but he was never thanked or paid for [...]

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ARRIVAL from Sweden | 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
ARRIVAL from Sweden, special guest
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 [...]

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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
LIEUWEN                           Samba Spirits
TCHAIKOVSKY                Voyevoda, Symphonic Ballad
CHOPIN                                Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY                    Petrushka (1947 version)
Program Notes, click HERE.
World premiere Samba Spirits, by [...]

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BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II

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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, Octavio Moreno, baritone
P. HALFFTER   In the Circle
HALFFTER        Las campanas de Gran Canaria
RODRIGO           Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
GINASTERA     Estancia

Program Notes
Known for his exquisite expressiveness, [...]

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HEB Pops Series presents 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
Sebastien De La Cruz, vocalist
Join the San Antonio Symphony for the annual Fiesta Pops concert featuring the music, dance and culture of San Antonio and South Texas.  Enjoy [...]

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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
MÁRQUEZ          Clave Dorada
CORIGLIANO     Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra
BEETHOVEN      Symphony No. 7

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Evelyn Glennie, percussion virtuosa, plays Corigliano’s 2014 Grammy-award-winning Conjurer, paired with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, whose slow movement provided a [...]

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HEB Pops Series presents 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
Cirque de la Symphonie, special guests 
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 [...]

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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

DB ROUMAIN        Father Antonio’s Contrapuntal Prayers
                                      for Michael
KODÁLY             Dances of Galánta
MOZART             Violin Concerto No. 4
BARTÓK             Concerto for Orchestra
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Jennifer Koh, returns to San Antonio to give a sparkling performance of Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto: [...]

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STAR WARS AND MORE: THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

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May 22, 2015 to May 23, 2015

H-E-B Pops Series Presents
Star Wars and more: The Music of John Williams
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 [...]

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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 No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY         Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH       Symphony No. 10
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Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk takes command of Tchaikovsky’s incredibly popular Piano Concerto No. 1. Expressing “human emotions and [...]

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SCHEHERAZADE & 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
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Rio Grande
GRIEG                                Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46
GRIEG                                Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op. 55
BORODIN                         Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV      Scheherazade, Op. 35
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In this concert of musical stories Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade paints musical landscapes [...]

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