Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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About eight minutes into the first movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s first violin concerto, with soloist Nicola Benedetti, the orchestra trades melodies with the solo violin. The whole movement has been a dense musical search, and if it doesn’t exactly open into a clearing, there is a sense of orchestra and soloist working in perfect harmony. I thought to myself, “That’s some pretty good soundboard mixing” until I remembered I was merely listening to a perfect melding of soloist and ensemble!

San Antonio Symphony

This Saturday, July 30, the San Antonio Symphony returns to the airwaves for a ten-week series of concerts featuring some of the orchestra’s best performances from the 2015-16 season. The programs, hosted by San Antonio’s Ricardo Chavira, air at 7 p.m. Saturdays as part of TPR’s ongoing “Performance Saturday” program featuring locally recorded classical music concerts.

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The dog days of summer are filled with great music! Don’t believe me? Head to the University of the Incarnate Word this week, where the sixth annual Mozart Festival Texas is taking place.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The weekend is upon us, and whether it's art, nature or a neighborhood block party, we've got you covered. First off tonight head to the West Side for the party with the fun name:

"We're about to host our Summer Youth Chupachanga."

Keli Rosa Cabunoc of San Anto Cultural Arts says the kids have been creating lots of art.

"We hosted over 30 workshops on things like print-making, muralism, public art. They created portraits, they did photo-journaling, poetry, literary arts. All kinds of workshops."