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Music Shows Happening in San Antonio This Week That You Can't Miss (11/15-11/21) 

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SA Symphony presents “Boléro”

Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro,” easily the French composer’s most famous work, is a roughly 15-minute orchestral piece that was originally intended as a ballet. An exercise in (almost mechanical) restraint and exuberance at once, the piece, beloved by audiences throughout the years despite Ravel’s own tendency to dismiss it as a half-realized experiment, offers little in the way of divergence from its central melodies (passed from instrument to instrument) and a steady, martial tempo. Nevertheless, as “Boléro” builds to final force, the orchestra gets louder and the sound fuller/more complex. Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing will lead the SA Symphony in performing “Boléro” as well as other classical favorites from Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Richard Wagner. $25-$96, 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, – JC

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