Thursday, November 18, 2010

Classical Spotlight: OLÉ!

Classical Spotlight roves from Round Top to Madrid, plus some Country Roads and Gold from one of today's leading composers!

SASym leaves on a jet plane
A Tribute to the Music of John Denver
November 19 & 20, 2010 8:00 p.m.
San Antonio Symphony
Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium
Michael Krajewski, conductor Jim Curry, singer

Benefit for a great cause
SA Mastersingers Concert for Alzheimers
Friday & Saturday November, 19 & 20, 2010 8 PM
John Silantien conducting Robert Cohen’s Alzeimer’s Stories
First Baptist Church, San Antonio (11/19)
First Presbyterian Church,Kerrville, TX (11/20)

200 & 100 Years celebration
Mexico 2010 November 20, 2010
Youth Orchestras San Antonio & Juventud Sinfonica de Monterrey
Municipal Auditorium 7 p.m.
Tickets required - to get your free ticket, call the YOSA office at 210.737.0097. 
San Antonio's Office of Cultural Affairs presents a festive celebration for the bicentennial of Mexico's Independence movement and the centennial of its Revolution in a concert shared with the Juventud Sinfonica de Monterrey.

Walden Chamber Players, joined by the Trinity Chamber Singers and soloist, Dr. Linda McNeil
Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
The program, subtitled "Boccherini in Madrid," will feature 18th-century repertoiryincluding several Boccherini quintets, the Turina Oracion del Torero, and vocal works. Enhancing the cultural scope of the afternoon, students from Trinity's Madrid Summer Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will offer commentary on Spanish architecture, history, poetry, and daily life between the musical selections.

Schütz happens
Sunday November 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm
The Houston Chamber Choir, The Whole Noyse and Houston musicians perform works by Heinrich Schütz, the Master of Baroque Dresden. The founder of the Academy for Early Music in Bremen (Germany), Dr. Manfred Cordes, will conduct. In 1991 he was awarded his doctorate for his thesis on the relationship between tonality and emotion in the music of the Renaissance. In 1994 Dr. Cordes was appointed Professor of Early Music at the University of the Arts in Bremen, where served as Dean from 1996 to 2005 and was named Rector in 2007.
Reservations on line or call 979-249-3129

Light & Gold
Eric Whitacre has dazzled the composition scene for some time, but makes his conducting debut with a new Decca recording, Light & Gold.  The grammy nominated composer spoke to host John Clare about the new work, and about his project, The Virtual Choir.

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