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SA Symphony Announces 2012-2013 Season
San Antonio Symphony

February, 2012

Sebastian Lang-Lessing Announces San Antonio Symphony’s 2012-2013 Season

 

When:             October 2012 to June 2013

Where:           Majestic Theatre anda  Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas

Tickets:           Current subscribers may renew their subscription seats by April 5, 2012.

After the renewal deadline, subscriptions go on sale to the general public.

 

Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing announced the San Antonio Symphony’s 2012-2013 season today. The Symphony’s 73rd season runs from October 2012 to June 2013 and will feature 28 Classics concerts, 12 POPS, a special recital by superstar pianist Lang Lang, and a host of education programs. The 2012-2013 season is Maestro Lang-Lessing’s third season as music director. Tickets go on sale this week to current Symphony subscribers.

 

“Following our highly successful Beethoven Festival, we will feature the music of Brahms in an intense festival in February 2013. In just nine days, the Symphony will perform all four Brahms symphonies and his four major concertos,” said Lang-Lessing. “I’m especially excited to bring to San Antonio pianist Kirill Gerstein, violinist Vadim Gluzman and cellist Jian Wang for the Brahms Festival. This world-class lineup will make these two weekends very special.”

 

The Symphony will present superstar pianist Lang Lang in a recital on October 16, 2012 in the Majestic Theatre. Lang Lang will perform the four Chopin Ballades and sonatas by Mozart. Patrons who add the Lang Lang recital at the time of their subscription purchase will receive 50% discount for this special concert.

 

“2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Verdi and Wagner. We will celebrate these two romantic geniuses with the great Verdi Requiem and orchestral highlights from Wagner’s Ring Cycle,” said Lang-Lessing. “We will also offer some fantastic concertos,” continued Lang-Lessing.  “Audiences will love The Four Seasons, Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a new violin concerto that was inspired by a Diego Rivera mural called Fire and Blood.”

 

Other symphonic highlights include Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The symphony will also feature works by American composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Michael Daugherty, John Adams and Tobias Picker. The San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers will join the symphony in opera choruses on opening night and the women of the Mastersingers will be featured in works by Debussy and Mahler. The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio will sing on both the Classics and the POPS series.

 

The POPS series includes a program featuring two stars from the Broadway show Wicked. The music of Simon and Garfunkel and the music of Paul McCartney will be given special orchestral treatment. Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will lead the ever-popular Holiday POPS and the Fiesta POPS. In late November and early December, the Symphony will collaborate with Ballet San Antonio to produce The Nutcracker at the Majestic Theatre. The Symphony annual performs for 40,000 children in Young People’s Concerts, Family concerts and other education programs.

 

Subscribers may purchase all 14 programs in the 14-concert Masterclassics series or seven concerts in the Ovation or Applause series. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (210) 554-1010.

 

San Antonio Symphony – 2012-2013 Season

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Music Director

As of February 14, 2012

 

CLASSICS SERIES

 

Classics 1 (Ovation 1)                          

October 5 & 6, 2012

RACH 3

Ramon Tebar, conductor and Katherine Chi, piano

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

Rachmaninoff             Piano Concerto No. 3

Rimsky-Korsakov       Capriccio espagnol

Verdi                           Choruses from La forza del destino, Il trovatore and La traviata

Falla                            Intemezzo and Dances from La vida breve

Bizet                            March and Chorus, "Le voici!" from Carmen                                   

This concert sponsored by The Nordan Trust

 

Classics 2 (Applause 1)

October 19 & 20, 2012

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Baiba Skride, violin

Picker                          Old and Lost Rivers               

Schumann                   Violin Concerto

Berlioz                         Symphonie fantastique

 

Classics 3 (Ovation 2)

November 9 & 10, 2012

BOLERO

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Martina Filjak, piano

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers Women, John Silantien, director

Ravel                           Rapsodie espagnole   

Falla                            Nights in the Gardens of Spain    

Debussy                      Nocturnes       

Ravel                           Bolero            

                       

Classics 4 (Applause 2)

November 16 & 17, 2012

JUPITER      

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Ewa Kupiec, piano

Copland                      Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Ravel                           Piano Concerto in G Major    

Mozart                         Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”  

Ms. Kupiec’s appearance is sponsored by Carolyn A. Seale and Carol Lee Klose.

 


Classics 5 (Ovation 3)

January 11 & 12, 2013

GARZA PLAYS MOZART

Evan Rogister, conductor and Jeff Garza, horn

Mozart                         Symphony in D Major, K. 97

Mozart                         Horn Concerto No. 4

            Adams                         The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra

Dvořák                        Symphony No. 8

 

Classics 6 (Applause 3)

January 25 & 26, 2013

SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE

Karen Kamensek, conductor and Karen Gomyo, violin

            Chabrier                      “Fête polonaise” from Le roi malgré lui

            Lalo                             Symphonie espagnole

            Ives                             Symphony No. 2

 

Classics 7A (Ovation 4a)

Friday, February 8, 2013

BRAHMS FESTIVAL 1

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Brahms                        Piano Concerto No. 1

Brahms                        Symphony No. 1

 

Classics 7B (Ovation 4b)

BRAHMS FESTIVAL 2

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Brahms                        Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms                        Symphony No. 2

 

Classics 8A (Applause 4a)

BRAHMS FESTIVAL 3

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Vadim Gluzman, violin

Brahms                        Violin Concerto

Brahms                        Symphony No. 3

 

Classics 8B (Applause 4b)

BRAHMS FESTIVAL 4

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor, Vadim Gluzman, violin and Jian Wang, cello

Brahms                        Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Brahms                        Symphony No. 4

 


Classics 9 (Ovation 5)

March 8 & 9, 2013

FIRE AND BLOOD

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Alexandre Da Costa, violin

Daugherty                   Fire and Blood                                               

Wagner                        Orchestral highlights from The Ring                                                  

 

Classics 10 (Applause 5)

March 22 & 23, 2013

THE FOUR SEASONS

Cho-Liang Lin, conductor and violin

Vivaldi                                    The Four Seasons

            Schubert                      Polonaise, D. 580

Schubert                      Konzertstück, D. 345

            Schubert                      Symphony No. 6, “Little C Major”

The annual Russell Hill Rogers Strings Masterclass will be led by Mr. Lin.

 

Classics 11 (Ovation 6)

April 12 & 13, 2013

VERDI REQUIEM

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, John Silantien, director

University of Texas at San Antonio Concert Choir

Ana María Martínez, soprano and other vocal soloists to be announced

Verdi                           Messa da requiem                                          

The Verdi Requiem is made possible by a generous grant from the

Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

 

Classics 12 (Applause 6)

May 3 & 4, 2013

BEETHOVEN & SIBELIUS

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Andreas Bach, piano

Verdi                           Overture to Nabucco             

Beethoven                   Piano Concerto No. 4

Sibelius                        Symphony No. 5

 

Classics 13 (Ovation 7)

May 17 & 18, 2013

MOZART & SHOSTAKOVICH

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and Michel Dalberto, piano

Mozart                         Piano Concerto No. 22

Shostakovich               Symphony No. 8

 

Classics 14 (Applause 7)

May 31 & June 1, 2013

MAHLER 3

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor and TBA, Alto

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers Women, John Silantien, director

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Marguerite McCormick, director

Mahler                         Symphony No. 3

NON-SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

 

LANG LANG IN RECITAL

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic (special event, without orchestra).

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

 

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K. 283

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, K. 282

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310

 

—Intermission—

Frédéric Chopin:

Chopin Ballade No. 1, Op., 23 in G minor

Chopin Ballade No. 2, Op., 38 in F major

Chopin Ballade No. 3, Op., 47 in A–flat major

Chopin Ballade No. 4, Op., 52 in F minor

 

 

SYMPHONY POPS 2012-2013 SEASON

 

POPS 1

November 2 & 3, 2012

WICKED DIVAS

Laurie Auditorium: Steven Reineke, conducting  and Julia Murney and Jennifer Laura Thompson, vocalists

Julia Murney and Jennifer Laura Thompson, stars of the hit musical Wicked, join guest conductor Steven Reineke and your San Antonio Symphony in diva showstoppers including favorites from Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Ragtime and Chicago.

 

POPS 2

December 21 & 22, 2012

HOLIDAY POPS

Majestic Theatre: Akiko Fujimoto, conductor and The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Marguerite McCormick, director

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with the angelic voices of children and the majestic San Antonio Symphony? Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will lead the chorus and orchestra in the glorious sounds of the season.

 

POPS 3

February 1 & 2, 2013

POPS GOES TO THE MOVIES

Majestic Theatre: Carl Topilow, conductor and clarinet

Lights! Camera! Action! The San Antonio Symphony goes to the movies (with videos projected above the orchestra) in Hollywood favorites including Gone with the Wind, Rocky, Forrest Gump, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean.

 

POPS 4

March 1 & 2, 2013

SOUNDS OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

Laurie Auditorium: Michael Krajewski, conductor and AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocalists

Michael Krajewski returns to San Antonio with the sensational sounds of Simon and Garfunkel including Bridge Over Troubled Waters,

59th Street
Bridge Song, I Am a Rock, Scarborough Fair, Me and Julio, Sounds of Silence and much more.

 

POPS 5

April 19 & 20, 2013

FIESTA POPS

Majestic Theatre: Akiko Fujimoto, conductor, guest artists tba

Celebrate the unique spirit of the music and musicians of San Antonio and South Texas. The Fiesta Pops captures the beloved flavor of Fiesta with a wide variety of music and guest artists.

 

POPS 6

May 10 & 11, 2013:

LIVE AND LET DIE—A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF PAUL MCCARTNEY

Laurie Auditorium: Starring Tony Kishman, Martin Herman, conductor

Veteran of the Broadway hit, Beatlemania, Tony Kishman has toured worldwide with the music of Paul McCartney. Relive that golden era with Hey Jude,

Penny Lane
, Live and Let Die, Yesterday, My Love, Uncle Albert, Let It Be, Maybe I’m Amazed, Hello Good-Bye, The Long and
Winding Road
, Get Back, Silly Love Songs,
plus many more.

 

OTHER CONCERTS

The Nutcracker with Ballet San Antonio

Majestic Theatre

November 23, 24 & 25, 2012 and November 30 and December 1 & 2, 2012

 

Handel’s Messiah at three different Churches

November 30 and December 1 & 2, 2012

 

The Symphony’s annual Young People’s Concerts & Family Series are still to be announced.

 

All artists and programs subject to change.

 

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About the San Antonio Symphony: The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. The San Antonio Symphony, with more than 70 professional musicians, serves over 130,000 people per year including 40,000 students. For more information about the Symphony visit www.sasymphony.org. To purchase tickets, call the Symphony box office at (210) 554-1010.

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