Thursday, March 4, 2010

Classical by the dozen

There's lots to see and hear this week in South Central Texas! Listen to Classical Spotlight every Thursday at 2pm to find out about the scene in and around San Antonio on KPAC & KTXI! This week, we learn about Symphony of the Hills:
March 4 & 7, 2010 Thurs. 7:30 pm & Sun. 2:30 pm
For the Young and Young at Heart
Michelle Adam, soloist
Corigliano Pied Piper Fantasy
Doppler Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Patterson Little Red Riding Hood for Narrators and Orchestra

San Antonio Opera announces the 75th anniversary production of George Gershwin’s masterpiece, Porgy and Bess. Tickets can be purchased at all TICKETMASTER locations or by calling 1-800-982-2787. For more information call the San Antonio Opera box office at 210-225-5972 or visit The performance takes place Friday, March 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium

A Brief History of Root Vegetables is a new, three-act comic opera by UTSA professor David Heuser. The opera is a 21st-century farce; think Gianni Schicchi crossed with Monty Python, combined with Arrested Development, sprinkled with the Marx Brothers, and topped off with the frenetic story-telling style of authors such as David Eggers.
A Brief History of Root Vegetables will be performed at the University of Texas at San Antonio Buena Vista Theatre on Friday, March 5 (7:30pm) & Sunday, March 7 (3:00 pm), 2010 performed by the UTSA Lyric Theatre, William McCrary, director, with the UTSA Orchestra, Eugene Dowdy, conductor. For tickets, call (210) 458-5685.

Camerata San Antonio
March 5 Boerne at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at Travis Park UMC in San Antonio at 3 p.m. Ken-David Masur, baritone
Melinda Lee Masur, piano
Britten Three Divertimenti
Finzi By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2
Elgar Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84


March 6, 2010 Saturday ROUND TOP
Reservations online festivalhill dot org or call 979-249-3129
1:30 pm Tony Morris & Renata Green, flute
4:00 pm Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
8:00 pm Cem Duruoz
A buffet dinner will be offered at 6:15 pm in the Dining Hall of Menke House.
An after performance evening reception at 10:00 pm in Kafe Kaffeine.

Sunday, March 7, 2010—3:00 p.m.
Travelin’ Shoes: Songs and Spirituals This concert of American spiritual music includes a collection of songs written by Shaker women and arranged for Voci di Sorelle by director, Ruth Moreland.
Christ Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas

HOT Concert Band "Native America"
Sunday, March 7, 2010 3PM
Thiry Auditorium Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, Texas 78207
Featuring: San Antonio Brass performing Eric Ewazen's "Shadowcatcher"

Music From St. Mark's recital – Kristin Roach & soprano Melody Rich It's about the life and songs of Italian/American composer Pietro Cimara. Sunday, March 7th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan 78205. Concert and parking are free

Pops Concert: “So the Story Goes...”
It’s Story Time! From the pages of Ogden Nash, Lewis Carroll, and others, the Pops Concert is classic “music of the narrative” -- songs that tell the stories with music to provide amusing and dramatic emphasis. Add “Oedipus Tex,” a western melodrama with a Texas flair, and you have an afternoon’s entertainment.
Singers invite you to participate in their book collection for Haven for Hope. Bring new or gently-used books (children’s or adult) to the Pops concert as we share our love of reading with the San Antonio “Haven for Hope” community.
online at For further information call 210-228-4147
Sunday, March 7, 2010, 4:00 pm St. George Maronite Church

The Redeemer Fine Arts Series presents “A Baroque Project,” in collaboration with Maestro Ken-David Masur and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio on Sunday, March 7th at 7:00 pm at the Magik Theatre. The orchestra will consist of musicians from the San Antonio Symphony, as well as local high school and college students. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The program will feature J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 45 in E Major, selections from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, and Telemann’s Orchestral Suite in G Minor. Call 930-4480 or visit for more information.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble presents Premiere! Monday, March 8 – Gallery Nord Tuesday, March 9 – Trinity University, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall Thursday, March 11 - Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
7:00 pm Pre-concert talk 7:30 pm Concert Isaiah Putman: Systemic Secrets and Animal Space Stations Timothy Kramer: Cycles and Myths Timothy Kramer: Key Fragments
Diego Vega: Divertimento

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