Monday, September 20, 2010

Excitement is brewing

Last year, classical music fans in Los Angeles and New York welcomed Gustavo Dudamel and Alan Gilbert as their music directors. This season Ricardo Muti is making headlines in Chicago as he takes the reins of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Here in San Antonio, the orchestra celebrates "The SLL Era" as Sebastian Lang Lessing becomes music director. KPAC has followed the search and talked with SLL on both of his trips (April 2009) (November 2009) and when it was announced (announcement and interview).
Currently we're collaborating with the San Antonio Symphony to "Find SLL" - a scavenger hunt that can land you free tickets to the orchestra concerts in October. Through September 26, a life-size cutout of Maestro Lang-Lessing, will be placed at random businesses around town. The "Flat Sebastian" or "SLL" will be at each location for one week, starting on Tuesdays. To win tickets, take a photo of yourself standing next to SLL with your camera or smart phone and send it to with your contact information. You may also upload your picture to the San Antonio Symphony Facebook page, and the Symphony will contact you. (TPR Host John Clare pictured left at an undisclosed location)
Clues as to where to find SLL each week will be broadcast weekdays at 9:00 a.m. here on KPAC 88.3 FM, and will also be available on the San Antonio Symphony Facebook page, and through the Twitter feeds @SASym and @TPRClassical.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing makes his debut with the San Antonio Symphony as our new Music Director on October 2 with a special concert featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the "Titan."

1 comment:

Jack Fishman said...

As of 5:15 pm on September 20, the October 2 debut of Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing is now SOLD OUT!