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, Feb 23, 2018
8:00pm – 10:00pm
John Corigliano: Promenade Overture
Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
We celebrate Oscar-winning® composer John Corigliano’s 80th birthday with his Promenade Overture, a piece which was influenced by and incorporates elements of Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony.” Themes from Haydn’s symphony are performed backwards by offstage brass, and musicians enter the stage, rather than exit, during the performance. Following this dramatic overture, international soloist Philip Edward Fisher performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Beethoven himself premiered this work as the soloist in 1795. One of Brahms’s most optimistic compositions completes the program with his Symphony No. 2. This Symphony has been compared to Beethoven’s 6th Symphony due to its pastoral mood depicting the freshness of spring and new beginnings.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
San Antonio, TX, 78205