Monday, February 14, 2011

SA Symphony: This one goes to eleven

More details about the San Antonio Symphony 72nd Season 2011-12:

October 14 & 15, 2011
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Alexander Gravylyuk, piano

Barber The School for Scandal Overture
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S.124
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op.35

October 28 & 29, 2011
Paganini Rhapsody
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Bernd Glemser, piano

Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
Liszt Totentanz, S.126
Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op.61

November 4 & 5, 2011
SLL Salutes America
Laurie Auditorium
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing brings his favorite American popular music to the POPS, including works by Bernstein and Gershwin.

November 11 & 12, 2011
Brahms Sings
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

Brahms/Glanert Four Serious Songs, Op.121
Brahms A German Requiem, Op.45

November 18 & 19, 2011
Rachmaninoff 2
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Kolja Blacher, violin

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K.492
Berg Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op.27

NOVEMBER 25-27 and DECEMBER 2-4, 2011
The Nutcracker
Performed by Ballet San Antonio
Majestic Theatre
Ken-David Masur, conductor

December 16 & 17, 2011
Holiday POPS
Majestic Theatre
Ken-David Masur, conductor

January 13 & 14, 2012
Beethoven 1 & 3
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op.62
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op.21
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op.55, “Eroica”

January 20 & 21, 2012
Beethoven 2, 4 & 5
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Beethoven Symphony No. 2, in D major, Op.36
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op.60
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

January 27 & 28, 2012
Beethoven 6 & 7
8 p.m., Majestic Theatre
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68, “Pastorale”
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op.92

February 10 & 11, 2012
Beethoven 8 & 9
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Vocal soloists TBA
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op.93
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, “Choral”

February 12, 2012
Beethoven 9 Sunday Matinee
3 p.m., Majestic Theatre
NOTE: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3 p.m. Symphony No. 9 only, not part of Classics series

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, “Choral”

February 3 & 4, 2012
Broadway Rocks
Laurie Auditorium
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Broadway rocks with your Orchestra and stars from “The Great White Way” in high energy selections from Broadway blockbusters, such as Mamma Mia, Tommy, Rent, The Lion King, Hairspray and The Phantom of the Opera!

March 2 & 3, 2012
The Sea
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Latica Honda-Rosenberg, violin

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.77
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a
Debussy La mer

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Renée Fleming
7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre
Special Event (not part of Classics series)
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano

March 9 & 10, 2012
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Majestic Theatre
George Daugherty, creator and conductor

Bugs Bunny is back! This new production is the sequel to the original Bugs Bunny on Broadway that was one of the biggest POPS hits of recent years. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, features a new fusion of on-screen Looney Tunes and live symphony orchestra accompaniment, and spotlights some of the original cartoon treasures of Bugs Bunny on Broadway, while adding an enlarged “cast” of Warner Bros.’ animated characters and cartoons to this celebrated melding of classical music and classic animation.

March 23 & 24, 2012
Nancy Zhou Returns
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Nancy Zhou, violin
Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Marguerite McCormick, director

Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I
Corigliano The Red Violin: Chaconne
Ravel Tzigane
Liszt Dante Symphony
April 13 & 14, 2012
Bach, Handel & Vivaldi
8 p.m., Majestic Theatre
Patrick Duprè Quigley, conductor
Tess Wakim, soprano and Reggie Mobley, countertenor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

J. S. Bach. arr. Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Vivaldi In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626
J. S. Bach Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Handel Zadok the Priest
Handel Chandos Anthem No. 4: O Sing Unto the Lord, H249b
Carpentier Te Deum

April 20 & 21, 2012
Fiesta POPS
Majestic Theatre
Ken-David Masur, conductor

May 4 & 5, 2012
Mozart in Old Style
Barry Douglas, conductor and piano

Rossini Overture to La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Górecki Three Pieces in Old Style
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”

May 18 & 19, 2012
Stars Wars and other Space Odysseys
Laurie Auditorium
Michael Krajewski, conductor

Michael Krajewski and the Symphony Pops will boldly go where no orchestral pops concert has gone before! Space has inspired some of the greatest symphonic film music and Star Wars, Star Trek, and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial are just a few of the thrilling scores that will transport you to a special place filled with fun and fantastic music.

May 25 & 26, 2012
Alondra conducts Copland

Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Mikhail Simonyan, violin

Khachaturian Concerto for Violin
Copland Symphony No. 3

June 1 & 2, 2012
Bruckner Blockbuster
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Olga Scheps, piano

Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S.125
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E major

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