Thursday, September 23, 2010

Classical Spotlight: When Hilary Met Jennifer

SRod up to bat
We start with pianist Santiago Rodriguez who plays a program of Rachmaninoff & Schumann tomorrow night, showing that he's not just a judge for the SAIPC but a great artist too!
His September 24 program will include the Schumann Carnival as well as the Mozart Sonata, K. 330, and several Rachmaninoff works including the Sonata No. 2, Op.36. The performance will be followed by a Meet the Artist reception in the Sky Dining Room at Trinity University.
Santiago Rodriguez in Recital
Friday, September 24, 2010
7:30 PM Ruth Taylor Recital Hall Trinity University

Side x Side
A chamber orchestra of YOSA Philharmonic students playing side-by-side with their mentors from the San Antonio Symphony performing popular Italian gems.
Cimarosa: Overture to The Secret Marriage
Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4
Rossini: Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra with Ilya Shterenberg, principal clarinet of the San Antonio Symphony
Respighi: The Birds

Solos and more
Coming up next Monday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m., violinist Mary Ellen Goree is giving a faculty recital at the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall. Pianist Christine Debus will collaborate. The program is:
J.S. Bach: Sonata no. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Charles Ives: Sonata no. 4, "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting"
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata no. 4 in a minor, op. 23
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, op. 25
Charles Ives quotes an old hymn in each movement: "I Tell Me the Old, Old Story;" "Jesus Loves Me;" and "Shall We Gather at the River."

 Let the Trumpet Sound
The San Antonio Symphony's first concert of the 2010-2011 season will feature Principal Trumpet John Carroll as soloist.  Resident Conductor Ken-David Masur leads a program of Handel, Bach & Haydn on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the San Fernando Cathedral. The concert benefits the preservation of the Cathedral (tickets are $35; available at 210-576-1365 or for information email:
The complete Cathedral program:
Murcia arr. Russell from ¡Al Z√≥calo!
Bach Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Handel, arr. Tarr Suite in D major for Trumpet and Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No. 92 in G major, "Oxford"

Double the concerti
Jennifer Higdon released TWO new cds on Tuesday, one featuring her violin concerto called The Singing Rooms on the Telarc label with Jennifer Koh & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; and the other on DG featuring Higdon's Pulitzer Prize winning Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn & the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Host John Clare spoke to both Hilary Hahn about the new disc, and caught up with Jennifer Higdon about her amazing skills.

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