“A Mozart Festival and special concerts featuring violinist Gil Shaham and San Antonio native Christopher Cross are among the highlights for the San Antonio Symphony’s 2016-17 season,” writes David Hendricks in Wednesday’s (2/3) San Antonio Express-News (Texas). “Five Mozart-themed programs will occur between Jan. 6 and Feb. 11, with the last program featuring two late Mozart symphonies, Nos. 39 and 41, ‘Jupiter.’ … Except for the last concert in the Mozart Festival, other composers’ works will be blended into the programs, including Gioachino Rossini, Gabriel Fauré, Howard Hanson, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Felix Mendelssohn.” Sebastian Lang-Lessing is the orchestra’s music director. “Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2…. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing French operetta and American musical theater pieces in a program titled ‘An American in Paris’ … Drummer Stewart Copeland … who played with the rock band the Police, will perform a new piece, ‘The Tyrant’s Crush: Concerto for Trapset and Orchestra.’… The season will begin with… Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ with the San Antonio Mastersingers.” Also planned in 2016-17 are Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, excerpts from Wagner’s Parsifal, and a performance with Cirque de la Symphonie.
Posted February 9, 2016