2017/2018 San Antonio Symphony Performances
The Symphony shines the spotlight on 14 awe-inspiring Classics Series concerts beginning with Olga Kern, as she performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2; a celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial in winter 2018; and six eclectic Pops Series concerts.
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
8:00pm – 10:00pm
January 12 & 13, 2018, 8:00pm
January 14, 2018, 2:00pm
H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Ellington: The Three Black Kings
Joseph Schwantner: New Morning for the World
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Beethoven’s third symphony, Sinfonia Eroica (Heroic Symphony), is one of his most celebrated works. Although it was ultimately dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz of Bohemia, Beethoven always intended the work to be dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. The second movement, the marcia funebre, has been played at numerous funerals and memorial services, such as those for Felix Mendelssohn, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and the eleven Israeli athletes killed in the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. In addition to this monumental work, the orchestra will play Ellington’s The Three Black Kings and Schwantner’s New Morning for the World.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
San Antonio, TX, 78205