2016-2017 Valero Classics Series

classic_highlight_ead-1024x483-revMaestro Lang-Lessing will open the season and the Classics series on September 16, 2016 with Orff’s powerful and climactic Carmina Burana, featuring the Symphony Mastersingers, the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio and terrific soloists including mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. The Valero Classics Series will feature 14 classical concerts with fabulously exciting works by some of the most acclaimed composers ever, such as Brahms’ monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 performed by Garrick Ohlsson, Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, the “Pathétique,” Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the Poulenc Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos performed by piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton.

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BUY NOW  Purchase the 14-concert Masterclassics Series (Ovation and Applause Series)Tickets from $175 for all 14 concerts
BUY NOW  Purchase the 7-concert Ovation SeriesTickets from $87.50 for 7 concert series.
BUY NOW  Purchase the 7-concert Applause SeriesTickets from $87.50 for 7 concert series.
*4-CONCERT SUNDAY SERIES AT 2:00 P.M.

OVATION 7-CONCERT SERIES

CARMINA BURANA – Sponsored by The Nordan Trust
September 16 & 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
*September 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Symphony Mastersingers — John Silantien, director
Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
Sarah Shafer, soprano | Anthony Webb, tenor
Steven LaBrie, baritone

Verdi……………………Overture to I vespri siciliani
Orff                             Carmina Burana

Sponsored by the Nordan Trust

STEWART COPELAND — THE TYRANT’S CRUSH
November 4 & 5, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Stewart Copeland, trapset

Schmidt………Notre Dame: Entracte and Carnival Music
Stewart Copeland ..The Tyrant’s Crush
Saint-Saëns                Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”

Sponsored by Christopher Cheever

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN
January 13 & 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Kolja Blacher, conductor and violin

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

MOZART & TCHAIKOVSKY
January 27 & 28, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Julian Schwarz, cello

Mozart                        “Posthorn” Symphony, K. 320
Danzi                       Variations on “Don Giovanni” for cello
Tchaikovsky               Rococo Variations
Hanson                        Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”
Sponsored by The Park Foundation

MOZART NO. 39 & JUPITER
February 10 & 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
*February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
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”

FROM PIANO DUO TO CINDERELLA
March 24 & 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
*March 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo

Sponsored by the San Antonio Symphony League

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

SUSAN GRAHAM: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
May 12 & 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Ravel                         Le Tombeau de Couperin
Berlioz                      La Mort de Cléopâtre
Gershwin                  An American in Paris
Plus selections from French operetta and American Musical Theatre: from the Champs Elysée to Broadway.

Celebrated Artist Series, Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

APPLAUSE 7-CONCERT SERIES

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
September 30 & October 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

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

Celebrated Artist Series, Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

TCHAIKOVSKY “PATHETIQUE”
November 18 & 19, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
*November 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Wagner                       Symphonic excerpts from Parsifal
Tchaikovsky              Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

Sponsored by the Tobin Endowment

MOZART’S 40TH SYMPHONY
January 6 & 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Deanna Breiwick, soprano | Morgan Smith, baritone

Mozart                         Ave verum corpus
Fauré                           Requiem
Mozart                        Symphony No. 40 in G minor

MOZART PIANO CONCERTI
February 3 & 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Eric Gratz, leader
Jeremy Denk, piano

Rossini                        Sonata No. 3 in C major
Mozart                        Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major
Mendelssohn             Sinfonia No. 2 for Strings
Mozart                      Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major

MASKS
March 17 & 18, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Eric Gratz, violin

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

THE UNFINISHED SYMPHONY & MAHLER NO.  4
March 31 & April 1, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Mane Galoyan, soprano

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

DEBUSSY — IBÉRIA
May 19 & 20, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Angel Romero, guitar

Chabrier                  España
Villa-Lobos              Bachianas brasileiras
Rodrigo                    Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Debussy                   Ibéria

 

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