Thursday, September 30, 2010

Classical Spotlight Sells out

This week we highlight concerts from Mission Espada to the Callioux Theater!

Mostly Motets
The San Antonio Chamber Choir starts their 2010-11 season with a concert celebrating the music of Heinrich Schutz, Brahms and Rindfleisch .
Fri, Oct 1 - 8 pm   Mission Espada
Sat, Oct 2 - 8 pm  Mission Espada
Sun, Oct 3 - 3 pm  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
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At the Helm
Sebastian Lang Lessing starts his tenure as Music Director of the San Antonio Symphony Saturday night.  On the program is Mahler's First Symphony, Brahms' “Lost Youth”, “In Silent Night”, “Evening Serenade” and Bizet's “Avec la garde montante”. The concert is sold out...but they begin their regular season next weekend, October 8 & 9 with Christopher Seaman, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Swann in a program including Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2, "London".  Find out more at SASymphony dot org.

If it's not Baroque
Musical Bridges Around The World presents Mercury Baroque, a chamber ensemble from Houston, performs the opera “La Serva Padrona” by Giovanni Pergolesi staged with period costumes and furniture.
Also Edwin Colon Zayas - award-winning master of the Puerto Rican cuatro national instrument - plays a blend of native folk and dance music, and salsa with Sabor a Cultura, a group of musically-gifted youngsters from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
It takes place Sunday afternoon at 3 at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro. More at 210-464-1534 or

What's Opera Doc?
Symphony of the Hills start their 2010-11 season next Thursday, October 7, at 7:30pm. The program from the Callioux Theater in Kerrvile is called Opera Highlights - featuring local and regional vocalists in excerpts from favorite operas.  Dr. Jay Dunnahoo leads Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and more!

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