LAS AMÉRICAS FESTIVAL: BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO

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    January 29 & 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m.GRATZ-headshot-2015-200-x-300
    Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Eric Gratz, violin
    H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center

    Copland      El salón México
    Barber         Violin Concerto
    Catán          Florencia en el Amazonas Orchestra Suite
    Barber         Medea’s Dance of Vengeance

    Aaron Copland’s El salón Mexico, an evocative tone-painting of a Mexico City dance hall, opens this program. The San Antonio Symphony features its very own brilliant concertmaster Eric Gratz in Samuel Barber’s superbly melodic Violin Concerto—its lush Romanticism a clever contrast to the same composer’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, his portrait of “psychological states of jealousy and vengeance which are timeless.” Orchestral excerpts from Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s tuneful Florencia en el Amazonas round out this colorful program.

    / H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center Eric Gratz