San Antonio Symphony Announces 2016-2017 Season

click to enlarge Music director and conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing - COURTESY
Music director and conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing

From the classics to modern compositions, the San Antonio Symphony's lineup for their 2016-2017 season is a stellar mix of old and new.

Season tickets have been available since February 3, and single tickets will go on sale in August. To purchase tickets, contact the Tobin Center Box Office at (210) 223-8624 or visit the SA Symphony's website

Below is the complete concert schedule. 

Valero Classics Series

September 16 and 17, 2016, 8pm
Carmina Burna

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Symphony Mastersingers — John Silantien, director - Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
Soloists, TBD

Orff - Carmina Burana

September 30 and October 1, 2016, 8pm
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

- William Tell Overture
Mendelssohn Symphony - No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian”
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major

*Part of the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts Celebrated Artists Series.

November 4 and 5, 2016, 8pm
Stewart Copeland - The Tyrant's Crush

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Stewart Copeland, trapset

Schmidt - Notre Dame - Entr’acte and Carnival Music
Stewart Copeland
- The Tyrant’s Crush: Concerto for Trapsetand Orchestra
- Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”

November 18 and 19, 2016, 8pm
Tchaikovsky “Pathétique”

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Wagner - Symphonic excerpts from Parsifal
- Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathétique”

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The San Antonio Symphony

Mozart Festival 

January 6 and 7, 2017, 8pm
Mozart's 40th Symphony

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Soloists, TBD

Mozart - Ave verum corpus
- Symphony No. 40 in G minor

January 13 and 14, 2017, 8pm
Mozart and Mendelssohn

KoljaBlacher, conductor and violin

- Symphony No. 36 in C major
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor
Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major

January 27 and 28, 2017, 8pm
Mozart and Rach

Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Lola Astanova, piano

- Posthorn Symphony, K. 320
- Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

February 3 and 4, 2017, 8pm
Mozart Piano Concerti

Jeremy Denk, conductor and piano

Rossini - Sonata No. 3 in C major
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Mendelssohn - Sinfonia No. 2 in D major
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488

February 10 and 11, 2017, 8pm
Mozart No. 39 and Jupiter

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Mozart - Serenade: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”

March 17 and 18, 2017, 8pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Eric Gratz, violin

- Masquerade Suite
Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky - The Firebird

March 24 and 25, 2017, 8pm
From Piano Duo to Cinderella

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo

- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Poulenc - Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos
Prokofiev - Selections from Cinderella

March 31 and April 1, 2017, 8pm
The Unfinished Symphony and Mahler No. 4

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Mane Galoyan, soprano

Schubert - Ave Maria
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished”
Mahler - Symphony No. 4 in G major

May 12 and 13, 2017, 8pm
Susan Graham, An American in Paris

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Berlioz - La Mort de Cléopâtre
- An American in Paris

*Part of the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts Celebrated Artists Series.

May 19 and 20, 2017, 8pm
Debussy — Ibéria

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Pablo Villegas, guitar

Chabrier España
- Bachianas Brasileiras
- Fantasía para un Gentilhombre
Debussy - 

March 4, 2017, 8pm
Spring Gala
An Evening with Gil Shaham

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

*Part of the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts Celebrated Artists Series.

Christopher Cross is set to perform on June 3, 2017. - COURTESY
Christopher Cross is set to perform on June 3, 2017.

H-E-B Pops Series

September 23 and 24, 2016, 8pm
Off the Charts! - Great Number One Hits

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Diane Penning, soprano 
Paul Langford, tenor

December 16 and 17, 2016, 8pm | December 18, 2016, 2pm
Holiday Pops

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director

January 20 and 21, 2017, 8pm
From Gospel to Soul to Broadway

Capathia Jenkins, soprano
Gospel Choir, TBD

April 21 and 22, 2017, 8pm | April 23, 2017, 2pm
Fiesta Pops

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Mariachi Campanas de America
Guadalupe Dance Company

May 26 and 27, 2017, 8pm | May 28, 2017, 2pm
John Williams and Beyond

Troy Peters, conductor

June 9 and 10, 2017, 8pm | June 11, 2017, 2pm
Cirque de la Symphonie

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor

Pops Gala

June 3, 2017, 8pm
An Evening with Christopher Cross

Peter Bay, conductor
Christopher Cross, vocalist
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