Two works share the San Antonio Symphony program this weekend with conductor Sebastian Lang Lessing: Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with soloist Michel Dalberto.
Audiences won't expect the romantic sounds of Ferruccio Busoni when they hear the Mozart - but the Italian master wrote cadenzas (solo passages within the concerto) that Dalberto will play.
It was somewhat of a cacophony at Rackspace on Tuesday, as members of the San Antonio Symphony set up for a surprise pop-up concert – right in the middle of the food truck courtyard.
New San Antonio Symphony President and CEO Jack Downey said the symphony owes a debt of gratitude to Graham Weston and the other Rackers, who came out to show their support.
"Graham has made a six-figure pledge to the symphony and he wants other corporations and people to do the same thing and help the symphony, and help our community by doing so," Downey said.
The San Antonio Symphony announced today that Jack Downey, a local businessman, fundraising consultant and retired Air Force officer, will take the helm as the organizations new CEO.
Downey said this position was an irresistible opportunity:
Three concerts span fun Fiesta and Riverwalk themes with Akiko Fujimoto!
This weekend the San Antonio Symphony adds cellos, oboes, and more to mariachi sounds with their annual Fiesta Pops at the Majestic Theatre Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.