San Antonio Symphony looks to 75th anniversary with 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 28, 2013

In Wednesday’s (2/27) San Antonio Express-News (Texas), D Hendricks writes, “An Antonín Dvorák Festival, a 75th anniversary special concert featuring international violin star Joshua Bell and a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, are among the highlights of the San Antonio Symphony’s 2013-14 season, the symphony has announced. The season will be the last in which the orchestra performs primarily in the Majestic Theatre; the symphony takes up residence in the fall of 2014 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, now under construction. … The Dvorák Festival in January-February 2014 will feature Symphonies 5 to 9 (including ‘From the New World’ Symphony, No. 9), the cello, piano and violin concertos, and a concert staging of the Czech composer’s opera ‘Rusalka’ in collaboration with The Opera San Antonio. … The 75th Anniversary Concert program will closely resemble the symphony’s first concert in 1939, [Music Director Sebastian] Lang-Lessing said, when orchestra members played a summer fundraising concert to prepare for its first season. The program includes works by Weber, Wagner and Johann Strauss II, and concludes with Ravel’s ‘Bolero.’ The symphony’s actual 75th season will be in 2014-15.”

Posted February 28, 2013