Friday, January 8, 2016

The Complete Schedule for San Antonio Symphony's 'Las Américas' Winter Festival

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

click image Composer, Music Director, Festival Curator Sebastian Lang-Lessing
  • Composer, Music Director, Festival Curator Sebastian Lang-Lessing

To celebrate "Las Américas," and some of the classic compositions of North, Central and South American, the sixth annual Winter Music Festival is taking on a massive, San Antonio sized schedule. Made possible by the Valero Classic Series and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing, the San Antonio Symphony will combine the repertoire of Americans George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland with Mexican, Cuban and Argentinian-inspired compositions.

Here's the schedule of the Symphony's performances.

Classics 4 Rhapsody In Blue

January 15 and 16 at 8pm - January 17, 2016 at 2pm
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Sebastian Lang-Lessing - conductor
Vincent Balse - piano

Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Gershwin, arr. Grofé - Rhapsody in Blue
Ellington and Strayhorn, arr. Jeff Tyzik - The Essential Ellington: Music of Ellington and Strayhorn
Gershwin - I Got Rhythm, Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Ellington, arr. Peress - Harlem
Gershwin - Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess

Classics 5 American Cello
January 22 and 23 at 8pm.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

John Axelrod - conductor
Christine Lamprea - cello

Piazzolla - Tangazo
Jeffrey Mumford - of fields unfolding . . . echoing depths of resonant light
John Adams - El Dorado
Bernstein - Divertimento

Classics 6 Barber Violin Concerto
January 29 and 30 at 8pm
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Sebastian Lang-Lessing - conductor
Eric Gratz - violin
 
Copland - El salón México
Barber - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Catán - Florencia en el Amazonas
Barber - Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a

Classics 7 From Bernstein to Piazzolla
February 5 and 6 at 8pm
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Sebastian Lang-Lessing - conductor
Juan Pablo Jofre - bandoneón
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers / director - John Silantien 

Schuman - New England Triptych
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Piazzolla - Aconcagua, Concerto for Bandoneón
Bernstein - On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2

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