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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world.

San Antonio Symphony To Kick Off Its Season

The San Antonio Symphony’s new season starts next week.  The symphony’s Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto tells us what to expect this fall.

 “October 4th and 5th we have Pictures at an Exhibition, a famous piece by Mussorgsky followed by Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. And the first Pops concert of the season is Disney—magical music from the movies. We also have the Veterans Day concert with the Air Force Band of the West, followed by a Baroque Holiday in the San Fernando Cathedral, and of course the Nutcracker.”

The symphony is taking a distinctly creative tack for a pre-Halloween concert.

“Oh, the Halloween Spooktacular! …we are featuring a piece called The Composer Is Dead. It sounds very spooky but it is actually a great whodunit. At the beginning you find the composer dead, so the investigator goes around the orchestra figuring out who might’ve done it. In turn you learn about each family of instruments in the orchestra. A very, very fun piece."

Ms. Fujimoto has an idea for budget-conscious music lovers.
“You can go to sasymphony.org, and through this Friday at 5 p.m., you can buy three concerts of your choice for as little as nineteen dollars per ticket.”

There is also much more coming from the Symphony in the new year; we’ll keep you informed.


Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii