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Help With Your Weekend Plans Regardless Of Weather Woes

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I've found a real mix of things to do, some indoors, some out. First, the San Antonio Symphony is back in action. President David Gross explains.

“Our Music Director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing is back in town and will be leading the orchestra in the Dances of Galanta. And then the Mozart Concerto No.4 with the fabulous young violinist Jennifer Koh. And the second half of the program is the orchestral masterpiece, the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra.”

Lang-Lessing has been guest conducting high visibility concerts in Beijing.

“We’re very proud of him with the international acclaim that he’s gotten as a conductor. I think it’s great for the orchestra and great for the community.”

If you don’t mind swinging up to San Marcos, this sounds interesting.

Swing on the Square is a Western Swing and heritage festival that we have hosted in San Marcos for 23 years now.”

Stephanie Armbruster is with the city of San Marcos, and they have a full marquee of entertainment.

“The Texas Playboys, we have Carolyn Martin, Louise Rowe, who is always a treat to watch, and many others.”

Dance looms large in Swing on the Square.

“We’ll be having a street dance all day long, and we also host a dance contest in the evening.”

If inside is the place you’d rather be, the Institute of Texan Culture’s got a new exhibit up.

“The new exhibit is called Los Tejanos.”

Curator Lupita Barrera.

“And it is the history, the story of our people, starting with 500 years ago.”

The exhibit is more experiential than just a series of displays.

“What we want to do is to get people to think about it, and to be curious about it.”

More on the Tejano exhibit next week. We have  more on the Symphony performance here.

 
We have more on Swing on the Square here.

 
We have more on the new Tejano exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures here