Classical Spotlight http://tpr.org en An Emotional Performance From The Mastersingers http://tpr.org/post/emotional-performance-mastersingers <p>"Annelies" is a music event unlike perhaps any you've been to before. It's the story of Anne Frank, who hid from the Nazis with her family for three years in an Amsterdam attic. They were eventually found and all died in Bergen-Belsen concentration Camp.</p><p>Left behind though, was her diary, which revealed her intelligence and humanity in a particularly inhumane situation. It served as a catalyst for movies, and as San Antonio Mastersinger Chancey Blackburn explains, a piece of music.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:43:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 21147 at http://tpr.org An Emotional Performance From The Mastersingers Video: Miguel Del Aguila Featured With Olmos Ensemble http://tpr.org/post/video-miguel-del-aguila-featured-olmos-ensemble <p>This weekend kicks off the first of two concerts for the Olmos Ensemble. Led by oboist Mark Ackerman, the nineteen year old chamber group, will feature "Sizzlin' Latin American/Spanish Music" this Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Antonio.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:40:53 +0000 John Clare 16364 at http://tpr.org Video: Miguel Del Aguila Featured With Olmos Ensemble Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Leaders Visit San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/lincoln-center-chamber-music-society-leaders-visit-san-antonio <p><strong>Husband and wife duo present romantic sonatas</strong></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:39:46 +0000 John Clare 7945 at http://tpr.org Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Leaders Visit San Antonio Connecting Worlds And Culture With Choral Music http://tpr.org/post/connecting-worlds-and-culture-choral-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday night there is a chance to hear choral music with a twist.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mwangazachoir.org" target="_blank">Mwangaza</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.mwangazachoir.org" target="_blank"> Children's Choir </a>is a group of Ugandan children (ages 8-12) who represent the orphaned and poor youth of their country. </span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:26:15 +0000 John Clare 7430 at http://tpr.org Connecting Worlds And Culture With Choral Music Dragons & Gods, Fire & Blood Fill San Antonio Symphony Program http://tpr.org/post/dragons-gods-fire-blood-fill-san-antonio-symphony-program <p><strong>Music by Richard Wagner and Michael Daugherty on tap this weekend</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout 2013, musicians will be playing Richard Wagner in honor of his </span>200th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday this May. The San Antonio Symphony will offer wonderful selections of Wagner's grand opus, "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Der Ring des&nbsp;Nibelungen</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">." </span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:19:47 +0000 John Clare 7373 at http://tpr.org Dragons & Gods, Fire & Blood Fill San Antonio Symphony Program Joffrey Ballet Returns To San Antonio With Stravinsky's Notorious "Rite of Spring" http://tpr.org/post/joffrey-ballet-returns-san-antonio-stravinskys-notorious-rite-spring <p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:54:34 +0000 Nathan Cone 7037 at http://tpr.org Joffrey Ballet Returns To San Antonio With Stravinsky's Notorious "Rite of Spring" Choir's National Tour Stops In San Antonio Friday Night http://tpr.org/post/choirs-national-tour-stops-san-antonio-friday-night <p><strong>Concordia Choir travels across 8 states in only three weeks</strong></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:23:46 +0000 John Clare 6912 at http://tpr.org Choir's National Tour Stops In San Antonio Friday Night Record Number Of Pipe Organists In 42nd Hall Pipe Organ Competition http://tpr.org/post/record-number-pipe-organists-42nd-hall-pipe-organ-competition <p><strong>The William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition turns 42</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday, March </span>2<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, undergraduate and graduate organists will compete for the </span>42nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Hall Pipe Organ Competition in San Antonio. This year there are a record number of entrants, something unusual for the competition, since sometimes they are unsure of whether or not they will get the minimum of five competitors!</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:49:31 +0000 John Clare 6823 at http://tpr.org Record Number Of Pipe Organists In 42nd Hall Pipe Organ Competition Copperleaf Quintet Reflects With Lenten Music http://tpr.org/post/copperleaf-quintet-reflects-lenten-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio's vocal chamber group the </span>Copperleaf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quintet, has an afternoon of music for Lent planned this weekend. On the program are works by Francisco Guerrero and Tomas Luis de Victoria. </span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"His [de Victoria's] lines are just so exquisite, and when they are so exposed by just having one person on a part singing them, it's just a wonderful thing to hear!"</span> said <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ruth Moreland, the director and soprano for the group.</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:54:05 +0000 John Clare 6756 at http://tpr.org Copperleaf Quintet Reflects With Lenten Music Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven, And Teams With...Scarlett Johansson! http://tpr.org/post/joshua-bell-conducts-beethoven-and-teams-withscarlett-johansson <p><strong>Violinist busy with recordings and nominations</strong></p><p>The latest from Joshua Bell isn't a violin album, although he does play. It features his "new band," the <a href="http://www.asmf.org/" target="_blank">Academy of St. Martin in the Fields</a>, of which Bell is the&nbsp;Music Director; only the second one in the group's 54 year history. The new Sony Classical release features Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphonies <em>No. 4 </em>and <em>No. 7</em>.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:55:28 +0000 John Clare 6195 at http://tpr.org Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven, And Teams With...Scarlett Johansson!