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Barber Violin Concerto

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor Eric Gratz, violin Copland El salón México Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Catán Florencia en el Amazonas Barber Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a Aaron Copland’s El salón Mexico. The San Antonio Symphony features its very own brilliant concertmaster Eric Gratz in Samuel Barber’s superbly melodic Violin Concerto—its lush Romanticism a clever contrast to the same composer’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, his portrait of “psychological states of jealousy and vengeance which are timeless.” Orchestral excerpts from Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s tuneful Florencia en el Amazones round out this colorful program.

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