The San Antonio Symphony

Saturdays, 7 p.m.

  

Texas Public Radio presents the very best of the San Antonio Symphony's previous artistic season with a handpicked selection of concerts that showcase the drama and beauty of live classical music. Tune in to the San Antonio Symphony Broadcasts with returning host Ricardo Chavira.

Relive highlights of the last season, including the Las Americas Festival, masterfully spearheaded by Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing. 

The San Antonio Symphony Broadcasts are made possible by the members of Texas Public Radio.

Airs:  Saturdays at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM

Laion

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.

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."

Romano Grozich

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.

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.

This week’s program:

August 10, 7:00 p.m. BOLERO

San Antonio Symphony Returns To KPAC 88.3 FM

Jul 22, 2013

The San Antonio Symphony 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.

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