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San Antonio Symphony Leads City-Wide Beethoven Festival
San Antonio Symphony

December, 2011

When:             34 events in January and February 2012 (detailed list below)

 

Where:           Symphony concerts in the Majestic Theatre and chamber music concerts in area

churches and other venues (detail list below)

 

Tickets:           Individual Symphony concert tickets range from $8 to $64.75 and are available to

purchase at the Symphony Box Office or by calling (210) 554.1010 or visiting www.sasymphony.org.  Patrons can also visit any Ticketmaster location,

www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000 for concert tickets. Festival Partner tickets range from Free to $25. Ticketmaster has a special Festival sales page at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Beethoven-Festival-tickets/artist/803522

 

The San Antonio Symphony leads a city-wide Beethoven Festival with 34 performances taking place in January and February. The Symphony and Maestro Lang-Lessing will perform all nine Beethoven symphonies in nine concerts over five weeks. Twelve festival partners will offer an extraordinary collection of Beethoven’s chamber music, including all 32 piano sonatas offered by the San Antonio International Piano Competition. Festival partners include Camerata San Antonio, KLRN, KPAC (Texas Public Radio) Musical Bridges Around the World, Musical Offerings, Olmos Ensemble, San Antonio Chamber Music Society, San Antonio Mastersingers, San Antonio International Piano Competition, San Antonio Symphony, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, Tuesday Musical Club’s Artist Series and the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. For more information visit sasymphony.org/BeethovenFestival.

 

The Symphony’s portion of the Beethoven Festival is the second festival offered under the leadership of new Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing. In April, the Symphony performed all six Tchaikovsky symphonies and in February 2013 the Symphony will offer a Brahms Festival. Sebastian Lang-Lessing said, “Ï have two major goals for these festivals. I hope the excitement and intensity of these presentations brings new audiences to Classical music. I also believe that performing these works together is a fabulous opportunity for music lovers to enjoy Beethoven’s genius in a way they have never before experienced. Beethoven said, ‘Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life’ and this festival will offer our community many entry points into Beethoven’s life-affirming creations. No composer changed music history more profoundly than Beethoven, and we are honored to work with so many San Antonio groups to produce this festival that celebrates Beethoven.”

 

The Symphony’s first two events in the festival is a product of a collaboration with KLRN. KLRN will broadcast an hour-long Symphony concert featuring the finales of Beethoven symphonies numbers 1, 3, 5 and 7 on two occasions—Friday, December 16 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9 p.m. December 16 is Beethoven’s birthday. The first Symphony concerts in the Majestic Theatre are January 13 and 14, 2012. The Symphony’s final of nine concerts will be Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on February 12, 2012. “The Symphony is extremely grateful for the generosity of all Festival partners and Festival sponsor KCI,” said Symphony CEO Jack Fishman. “Having all these arts organizations work together to bring something of this stature to San Antonio is unprecedented.”  

 

The Beethoven Festival is sponsored by the KCI.

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About the San Antonio Symphony: The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. The San Antonio Symphony, with more than 70 professional musicians, serves over 130,000 people per year including 40,000 students. For more information about the Symphony visit www.sasymphony.org. To purchase tickets, call the Symphony box office at (210) 554-1010.

For more information:
Jack Fishman
San Antonio Symphony
fishmanj@sasymphony.org
(210) 554.1090

 

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

The Beethoven Festival is sponsored by KCI.

 

For more information visit sasymphony.org/BeethovenFestival.

San Antonio Symphony concerts are indicated by blue text.

 

December 16, 2011, 9 p.m. and January 5, 2012, 9 p.m.

Beethoven: Fantastic Finales on KLRN

San Antonio Symphony, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducting

Celebrate Beethoven’s Birthday (December 16, 1770) with a KLRN TV show featuring the finales from four Beethoven symphonies: 1, 3, 5 and 7.

 

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

Camerata San Antonio

            Sonata No 1 in F major, op 5:1

            Sonata No 4 in C major, op. 102:1

            12 Variations on “See the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

            Sonata No 3 in A major, op. 69

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at TrinityUniversity’s Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Jeffrey Swann, piano

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op.2, No.1

Sonata No. 13 in E-flat, Op. 27, No.1

Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op.106, “Hammerklavier”

 

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

Camerata San Antonio

            Sonata No 2 in G minor, op 5:2

            12 Variations on “Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute (by Mozart)

            7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from The Magic Flute (by Mozart)

            Sonata No 5 in D major, op. 102:2

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Naoko Takao, piano

            Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2, No .3

            Sonata No. 11 in B-flat, Op. 22

            Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op.81a, “Les Adieux”

            Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Beethoven Maennerchor (FREE for TPR members)

TPR Presents: Beethoven

Featuring Camerata San Antonio and other musical guests

 

Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 

Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, “Eroica”

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

Musical Offerings: Living in the Shadow of Beethoven:  Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, "Ghost" and musical gems of Beethoven’s contemporaries.

 

Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at San Fernando Cathedral (FREE)

Musical Bridges Around the World: Gary Levinson, violin and Baya Kakubery, piano

            Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 7, 8 and 10

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Spencer Myer, piano

            Sonata No. 10 in G, Op.14, No.2

            Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, Op.78, “Á Thèrése”

            Sonata No. 21 in C, Op.53, “Waldstein”

            Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op.57, “Appassionata”

 

Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Symphony No. 2, Op. 36

Symphony No. 4, Op. 60

Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

 

Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium

Musical Bridges Around the World

Repertoire: Beethoven in the style of Jazz.

 

Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 4 p.m. at TrinityUniversity’s Laurie Auditorium

YOSA Gold Series Concert

Beethoven and Orpheus: YOSA Philharmonic,

Troy Peters, Music Director and Abdiel Vázquez, piano

(Abdiel Vázquez presented in partnership with Instituto Cultural de Mexico)

Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 and music by Liszt, Offenbach, and Márquez

 

Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. at TexasLutheranUniversity, Seguin, Texas

Living in the Shadow of Beethoven:  Piano Trio No. 5 in D major "Ghost" and musical gems of Beethoven’s contemporaries Ries, Schubert, Brahms and others. (FREE)

 

Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Gallery Nord

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at TrinityUniversity’s Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

7 p.m. pre-concert talk at both concerts

SOLI Chamber Ensemble: Beethoven R/Evolutions

World premieres of new SOLI works inspired by Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, op.133, from Doug Balliett, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, Dan Welcher, and Xi Wang, plus the premiere of Brian Bondari’s Fuge transcription for SOLI.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition, Christopher Guzman, piano            

Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op.49, No.1

            Sonata No. 20 in G, Op.49, No.2

Sonata No. 30 in E, Op.109

Sonata No. 25 in G, Op.79

Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op.31, No.2, “The Tempest”

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Santikos Bijou (Rated R)

TPR Cinema: A Clockwork Orange

 

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Symphony No. 6, Op. 68

Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

 

Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre (FREE)

Olmos Ensemble

            Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, Op. 16

            Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

 

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. at Temple Beth-El

San Antonio Chamber Music Society presents the Pacifica Quartet

Dvořák Cypresses

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9, Op. 117

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No.1 “Razumovsky”

 

Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at San Fernando Cathedral (FREE)

Musical Bridges Around the World: Emanuel Borok, violin and Tatyana Gerasimova, piano

            Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 1, 2 and 3

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. at LaurelHeightsUnitedMethodistChurch

Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series presents Violinist Augustin Hadelich

            Includes Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Audrey Andrist, piano

Sonata No. 22 in F, Op.54

            Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op.110

            Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op.31, No.3, “The Hunt”

            Sonata No. 15 in D, Op.28, “Pastorale”

 

Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at San Fernando Cathedral (FREE)

Musical Bridges Around the World: Mark Cheikhet, violin and Elena Portnaya, piano

            Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 4, 5 and 6

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Ryo Yanagitani, piano

Sonata No.12 in A-flat, Op.26, “Funeral March”

            Sonata No. 4 in E-flat, Op.7

            Sonata No. 28 in A, Op.101

            Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13, “Pathétique”

 

Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and four vocal soloists

Symphony No. 8, Op. 93

Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, “Choral”

 

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Symphony and Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and four vocal soloists

Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, “Choral”   (no intermission)

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Richard Dowling, piano

            Sonata No. 2 in A, Op.2, No.2

            Sonata No. 9 in E, Op.14, No.1

            Sonata No. 16 in G, Op.31, No.1

            Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2, “Moonlight”

 

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at TrinityUniversity’s Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

San Antonio International Piano Competition: Jeffrey Swann, piano

            Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op.10, No.1

            Sonata No. 6 in F, Op.10, No. 2

            Sonata No. 7 in D, Op.10, No.3

            Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op.111

 

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. at FirstUnitarianUniversalistChurch

San Antonio Chamber Music Society presented the Vienna Piano Trio

Beethoven: Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” Op. 121a

Maricio Kagel: Piano Trio

Schumann: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

 

Please note: Programs and artist subject to change

 

 

Beethoven Festival Partners

Camerata San Antonio                                                http://www.cameratasa.org/

KLRN                                                                         http://klrn.org/

KPAC (Texas Public Radio)                                       http://tpr.org/

Musical Bridges Around the World                           http://www.musicalbridges.org/

 

Musical Offerings                                                       http://www.musicalofferings.org/main.php

Olmos Ensemble                                                         http://olmosensemble.org/

San Antonio Chamber Music Society                         http://www.sacms.org/

San Antonio International Piano Competition           http://www.saipc.org/home/index.html

San Antonio Mastersingers                                         http://www.samastersingers.org/

San Antonio Symphony                                              http://www.sasymphony.org/

SOLI Chamber Ensemble                                           http://www.solichamberensemble.com/

Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series                            http://www.satmc.org/artist-series

YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio)                http://yosa.org/

 

Festival Sponsor KCI                                                http://www.kci1.com/KCI1/home



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