The San Antonio Symphony http://tpr.org en San Antonio Symphony Returns To KPAC July 26 http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphony-returns-kpac-july-26 <p>Experience the beauty and drama of live and local classical music on KPAC 88.3 FM beginning Saturday, July 26, as Texas Public Radio presents the very best of the <a href="http://sasymphony.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Symphony</a>'s 2013–2014 artistic season with a handpicked selection of concerts. Relive these world-class performances or experience them for the first time on both KPAC 88.3 FM in San Antonio and on KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country, Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:57:35 +0000 Texas Public Radio 35104 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Symphony Returns To KPAC July 26 Celebrate "A Baroque Holiday" On KPAC With The San Antonio Symphony http://tpr.org/post/celebrate-baroque-holiday-kpac-san-antonio-symphony <p>On Christmas Eve, tune to KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM for a special program, “A Baroque Holiday,” featuring the San Antonio Symphony, led by Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto. Recorded live at San Fernando Cathedral, Akiko Fujimoto says the venue was beautiful, artistically and historically. “San Fernando Cathedral was built during the baroque period,” she points out, “so there could not be more perfect venue for this music to be performed by the San Antonio Symphony.”</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:47:48 +0000 Texas Public Radio 23770 at http://tpr.org Celebrate "A Baroque Holiday" On KPAC With The San Antonio Symphony The San Antonio Symphony On KPAC: A Brahms Festival http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphony-kpac-brahms-festival <p>This weekend, KPAC begins a series of concert broadcasts featuring the entire Brahms Festival, as presented by the San Antonio Symphony at the Majestic Theater in February, 2013. &nbsp;Hear four symphonies, four concertos, and a few Hungarian Dances for good measure over the next four weeks with your host, Ricardo Chavira.</p><p>TPR's John Clare spoke to the San Antonio Symphony's music director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, about the concerts before the performances:</p><p></p><p>The broadcasts take place on Saturday nights at 7:00 on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:18:40 +0000 Nathan Cone 17065 at http://tpr.org The San Antonio Symphony On KPAC: A Brahms Festival Mozart, Ravel Highlights Of Symphony Broadcast http://tpr.org/post/mozart-ravel-highlights-symphony-broadcast <p>This week's San Antonio Symphony broadcast features quintessentially American music by Aaron Copland, as well as the American influence on the French composer Maurice Ravel. Mozart's final symphony rounds out the program.</p><p>Aaron Copland's "Rodeo" helped put the composer on the map; its rustic rhythms were a hit in 1942, and later held up as the epitome of Americana when used in a popular ad campaign, "Beef: It's What's For Dinner."</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:35:43 +0000 Nathan Cone 16700 at http://tpr.org Mozart, Ravel Highlights Of Symphony Broadcast San Antonio Symphony Performs "Bolero" And More http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphony-performs-bolero-and-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maurice Ravel was somewhat ambivalent about his "Bolero," calling it "18 minutes of orchestra, with no music." But "Bolero," with its hypnotic rhythm, stands as one of the best-loved, most interesting studies of orchestra color and musical acoustics ever composed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The show this week also includes Spanish music from both Ravel and Manuel de Falla, and impressionistic pictures for orchestra by Claude Debussy. It's music from both sides of the Pyranees on this week's "San Antonio Symphony" broadcast.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:03:58 +0000 Nathan Cone 15683 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Symphony Performs "Bolero" And More San Antonio Symphony Returns To KPAC 88.3 FM http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphony-returns-kpac-883-fm <p>The <a href="http://sasymphony.org" target="_blank">San Antonio Symphony</a> returns to the airwaves this Saturday night at 7:00 on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country. Actor (and music lover) Ricardo Chavira will once again host this year’s broadcasts. Each week, the “San Antonio Symphony on KPAC” showcases the very best of the Symphony’s concert season and provides classical music lovers the opportunity to relive the world-class performances or experience them for the first time.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:35:10 +0000 Texas Public Radio 15271 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Symphony Returns To KPAC 88.3 FM