We have a busy weekend of great classical music to shine the spotlight on this week!
Tomorrow night Christopher Guzman plays a piano recital with music by Beethoven, Ravel and Frederic Rzewski, at the Musical Arts Center San Antonio at 7:00pm in the Recital Hall, free and open to the public. Find more info here.
Tomorrow night also marks the start of the San Antonio Symphony’s music director search. The first candidate is Christoph Campestrini (seen left with host John Clare) from Vienna, Austria. He’ll conduct Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ Song of Destiny tomorrow and Saturday night with the San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio Mastersingers at the Majestic Theater. You can also see more of the interview with Campestrini. Tickets and information is available here. We’ll have all 11 music director candidates for the San Antonio Symphony Music Director Search!
The Texas Bach Choir, led by Daniel Long (right) rescheduled their season opener because of Hurricane Ike, they’ll perform Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Woodland Baptist Church. On the program is Leopold Mozart, Guiseppe Torelli, and their namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach. Saturday night at 5pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Sunday afternoon at 3 at Woodland Baptist Church with discounts for TPR members. Find out more on their website.
Sunday afternoon the Alamo Chapter of the AGO, American Guild of Organists present a Spectacular in celebration of “The International Year of the Organ” at Coker United Methodist Church. The concert starts at 3pm and is free and open to the public.
Also Sunday afternoon at 3pm is the Camerata Recital of flutist Tal Perkes (left). He’ll play a French recital of Leclair, Couperin, Rameau, Gaubert and Dutilleux. This Camerata San Antonio concert takes place this Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Travis Park United Methodist Church. More info and tickets are available here.
Pianist Christopher O’Riley (with host John Clare right) and Cellist Carter Brey play next Monday night Sonatas by Richard Strauss, Francis Poulenc and Frederic Chopin. It starts at 7:30pm at Travis Park United Methodist Church. Tickets are available here. Watch the entire interview with O'Riley and Clare here.
Next week we’ll invite you to become a member of KPAC and KTXI, and hear from the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio and the Olmos Ensemble.