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The San Antonio Symphony On KPAC: A Brahms Festival

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This weekend, KPAC begins a series of concert broadcasts featuring the entire Brahms Festival, as presented by the San Antonio Symphony at the Majestic Theater in February, 2013.  Hear four symphonies, four concertos, and a few Hungarian Dances for good measure over the next four weeks with your host, Ricardo Chavira.

TPR's John Clare spoke to the San Antonio Symphony's music director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, about the concerts before the performances:

The broadcasts take place on Saturday nights at 7:00 on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.

August 24, 7pm: BRAHMS 1

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, featuring Kirill Gerstein
Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Hungarian Dance No. 1

August 31, 7pm: BRAHMS 2

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, featuring Kirill Gerstein
Symphony No. 2 in D major
Hungarian Dance No. 6

September 7, 7pm: BRAHMS 3

Violin Concerto in D major, featuring Vadim Gluzman
Symphony No. 3 in F major
Hungarian Dance No. 7

September 14, 7pm: BRAHMS 4

Double Concerto in A minor, featuring Vadim Gluzman, violin, and Jian Wang, cello
Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 7

Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.