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 Sebastian Lang-Lessing On Symphony's 75th Birthday http://tpr.org/post/sebastian-lang-lessing-symphonys-75th-birthday <p></p><p>The San Antonio Symphony is marking a big landmark. Its first concert was 75 years ago this month.</p><p>Despite its age, the strapping, robust symphony has perhaps never looked stronger. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing talks about the symphony’s first concert 75 years ago.</p><p>“It was actually June 12, the concert that Max Reiter did," said Lang-Lessing. Reiter was the San Antonio Symphony’s first conductor.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:04:13 +0000 Jack Morgan 33299 at http://tpr.org Sebastian Lang-Lessing On Symphony's 75th Birthday The Source: San Antonio Symphony At 75 http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonio-symphony-75 <p>The San Antonio Symphony celebrates 75 years this weekend. The cultural staple has had a storied past with notable conductors, principles and headliners performing, including praise from the likes of <a href="http://therivardreport.com/san-antonio-symphony-oldest-texas-celebrates-75th-anniversary/" target="_blank">Arturo Toscanini</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:30:54 +0000 Paul Flahive 33222 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio Symphony At 75 Symphony Does Mahler & Copland, Says Goodbye To Children's Chorus Founder McCormick http://tpr.org/post/symphony-does-mahler-copland-says-goodbye-childrens-chorus-founder-mccormick <p>The San Antonio Symphony’s winter/spring season is winding down and June 6 &amp; 7 marks two important performances.</p><p>“We’re presenting Mahler [Fifth Symphony] to finish the season, and Marguerite McCormick is leaving the Children’s Chorus,” said symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing. Longtime Artistic Director McCormick’s last performances with the chorus will be at these two nights.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:38:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 31979 at http://tpr.org Symphony Does Mahler & Copland, Says Goodbye To Children's Chorus Founder McCormick San Antonio Symphony's Discover Concert Dives Into Schubert's 9th http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-symphonys-discover-concert-dives-schuberts-9th <p></p><p>There’s a concert coming up that parents might want to get on their calendars. And really, the parents might enjoy this one as much as the kids.</p><p>"And the focus of that concert is going to be the [Franz] Schubert 9th [Symphony], which is the great C-Major symphony," said San Antonio Symphony President David Gross, who is nothing, if not enthusiastic.</p><p>As he explained, this one is one of the symphony’s "discover" concerts, which are geared toward helping people discover classical music.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:03:10 +0000 Jack Morgan 30931 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Symphony's Discover Concert Dives Into Schubert's 9th Symphony Makes Latin Transformation For 'Fiesta Pops' http://tpr.org/post/symphony-makes-latin-transformation-fiesta-pops <p>The San Antonio Symphony is back in action this weekend, but they're not going to sound like they usually do. They won’t be playing Beethoven, Brahms or Bach, this weekend Fiesta Pops events have a little more <em>picante</em> than that.</p><p>“Fiesta Pops is our official Fiesta event, annually," said San Antonio Symphony Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:21:27 +0000 Jack Morgan 30138 at http://tpr.org Symphony Makes Latin Transformation For 'Fiesta Pops' Symphony Holding Canned-Good Food Drive For March Performances http://tpr.org/post/symphony-holding-canned-good-food-drive-march-performances <p>The San Antonio Symphony is back at it this weekend, but this time around they're doing something a little different.</p><p>“We have our classical concert this weekend on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8,” said new San Antonio Symphony President David Gross.</p><p>There will be a guest player/conductor.</p><p>“Kolja Blacher is our violin soloist, and he is also our guest conductor" said Gross. "And we’re going to be featuring music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven.”</p><p>But this is where the regular symphonic experience takes a slight detour, as he explained.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:09:56 +0000 Jack Morgan 27687 at http://tpr.org Symphony Holding Canned-Good Food Drive For March Performances San Antonio Arts Groups Develop "Big Ideas" At Geekdom Workshop http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-arts-groups-develop-big-ideas-geekdom-workshop <p></p><p>The halls of Geekdom are normally filled with techies workshopping the next killer app or the next innovation in cloud computing. But this weekend there was a different type of brain storm at the downtown offices.</p><p>Asia Ciaravino, president of the San Antonio Playhouse, stood in front of a computer project screen as she pitched their big idea to expert entrepreneurs. Ciaravino and five other arts groups just went through the three-day startup process where they learned to re-think their approach to business.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:19:28 +0000 David Martin Davies 27231 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Arts Groups Develop "Big Ideas" At Geekdom Workshop Renee Fleming To Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season http://tpr.org/post/renee-fleming-open-san-antonio-symphonys-75th-anniversary-season <p>I talked to the San Antonio Symphony's Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing today and asked what many in the arts community are wondering: who will be the focus of next year’s music festival?</p><p>“Richard Strauss,” revealed Lang-Lessing.</p><p>“For me it was just a natural way to celebrate the 75th anniversary with a Strauss festival," he said.</p><p>It's the San Antonio Symphony’s 75th year of playing and to get that anniversary started right, he had another big announcement.</p><p>“We open with Renee Fleming, so I’m very thrilled that this works out,” Lang-Lessing said.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:45:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 27128 at http://tpr.org Renee Fleming To Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season With Dvorak Festival Finished, Lang-Lessing Talks About How It Went, What's Next http://tpr.org/post/dvorak-festival-finished-lang-lessing-talks-about-how-it-went-whats-next <p>The San Antonio Dvo<span>řá</span>k Festival is done and I checked in with San Antonio Symphony Music Director&nbsp; Sebastian Lang-Lessing to see how it went.</p><p>“The objectives were basically we were able to enlarge our partner groups, including opera."</p><p>Lang-Lessing noted that Dvo<span>řá</span>k provides a good continuity from last year’s Brahms Festival.</p><p>"And third it is touching a composer who is from Europe but changed the American music history dramatically in a very good and inspiring way," he said.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:51:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 26675 at http://tpr.org With Dvorak Festival Finished, Lang-Lessing Talks About How It Went, What's Next