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2019-2020 Season Announcement

2019 - 2020 Season Announcement

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“The 2019-20 Season is a season of transition.
I am telling a story with the concerts I conduct. This is a story of great artistic achievements and wonderful inspirational work with ‘my’ orchestra. I wanted to bring repertoire which reflects our work of the last decade.”
– Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

For more information about the 2019-2020 Classics Season,
please scroll down or CLICK HERE to read the Press Release.

For more information about the 2019-2020 POPS Season,
please scroll down.

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2019 - 2020 Classics Season

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Deanna Breiwick, soprano
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Resurrection

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks, Applause, and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

SHAW: Entr’acte for Strings
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

RAVEL: Suite from Mother Goose
BARTÓK: Concerto No. 3 in E Major for Piano and Orchestra
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

David Danzmayr, conductor
Eric Gratz, violin
Ellie Dehn, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
Myles Mykkanen, tenor
Alexander Dobson, baritone
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
WEILL: Concerto for Violin and Wind Instruments, Op. 12
MOZART: Requiem in D minor, K. 626

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Christian Reif, conductor
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
WAGNER: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
BRAHMS: Song of Destiny, Op. 54
WAGNER: Selections from Die Meistersinger von Nüremburg

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH: Selections from The Gadfly
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
Andrei Ioniță, cello

DVOŘÁK: Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director

MAZZOLI: Holy Roller
MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
PROKOFIEV: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 63
RAVEL: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Meechot Marrero, soprano

FALLA: Suite from The Three-Cornered Hat
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
DEBUSSY, arr. Matthews:  Les collines d’Anacapri and La puerta del vino
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Kevork Mourad, visual artist

BEETHOVEN: Selections from The Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Night One: Friday, April 10, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15
BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72c
BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58

Night Two: Saturday, April 11, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37
BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73, “Emperor”

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, May 15, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Roderick Cox, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
MOZART: Concerto No. 21 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1947 Version)

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, May 22, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Anthony McGill, clarinet

MOZART: Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Ovation Series

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, June 5, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

HIGDON: Work TBD
RACHMANINOFF: Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

*This concert is a part of the Masterworks and Applause Series

2019 - 2020 POPS Season

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, November 1, 2019, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8 p.m.

A magical musical journey through the history of The Beatles!  Featuring Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik’s arrangements transcribed from the original Abbey Road.  Don’t miss your “ticket to ride” for hit after Beatles hit including Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Her Comes the Sun, and Hey Jude.

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, December 20, 2019, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

San Antonio’s favorite holiday tradition continues!

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, January 17, 2020, 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8 p.m.

From “The Music of the Night” to “A Little Night Music,” the San Antonio Symphony is joined by a trio of Broadway stars to celebrate the genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim.  You’ll enjoy smash hits from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Follies, and more!

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, February 28, 2020, 8 p.m.

Experience blockbuster scores from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, The Magnificent Seven, Gone With the Wind, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s while unforgettable moments from these iconic films are projected on the big screen.

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, April 17, 2020, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 p.m.

Get into the Fiesta Spirit!  This beloved annual concert features the colorful whirling and twirling Guadalupe Dance Company and brilliant musical stylings of the Mariachi Campanas de America alongside your San Antonio Symphony.

H-E-B Performance Hall, The Tobin Center

Friday, May 29, 2020, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2020, 8 p.m.

“Richard Glazier has Gershwin in his soul.” — Michael Feinstein

An award-winning pianist, Glazier plays and reminisces about his friendship with Ira Gershwin, using rare footage and humorous anecdotes. Included are classic songs, like The Man I Love, and Embraceable You, and instrumental masterpieces like Strike Up the Band, Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue.