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, Mar 9, 2018
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque for Cello and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Honoring Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, we open our program with his, “Three Dance Episodes” from On the Town, a 1944 hit musical about three American sailors during wartime. The San Antonio Symphony’s own principal cellist, Kenneth Freudigman will perform Bloch’s Schelomo, a musical interpretation of the Biblical book Ecclesiastes, where the voice of the cello takes on the voice of the reincarnated King Solomon. Finally, the Symphony brings you Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” This work was written “in the spirit of national American melodies” and reflects San Antonio’s rich cultural background during the city’s Tricentennial.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
San Antonio, TX, 78205