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TPR Presents: Richard Strauss

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This January, the San Antonio Symphony is spearheading a city-wide festival celebrating the dramatic music of Richard Strauss (1864-1949), the acclaimed composer of “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” “Don Juan,” “Death and Transfiguration,” and the daring opera “Salome.”

To offer a glimpse into the life of Strauss, Texas Public Radio, the Jewish Community Center, and the San Antonio Symphony are hosting a fascinating evening of history and music on Sunday, January 4. The Munich-born Strauss (1864-1949) never joined the Nazi party, but in the early 1930s he had a curious collaboration with the party in the hopes to promote German art, culture and music. Join Steven G. Kellman, Ph.D, professor of comparative literature at UTSA, Maxine Cohen, Holocaust educator and David Gross, President of the San Antonio Symphony, as they discuss history, music and more. The evening will be complemented by performances from a quartet of San Antonio Symphony musicians previewing works of Strauss that will be performed as part of the festival, and a dessert reception follows the program.

The program will be held in the Holzman Auditorium on the campus of the Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231. The program begins at 6 p.m., and is open to the public. Non-members are invited to attend; a suggested $10 donation at the door is welcomed, and benefits both TPR and the JCC.

TPR Presents: Richard Strauss
Sunday, January 4th
6 - 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Holzman Auditorium, Barshop Jewish Community Center
12500 NW Military Hwy.
San Antonio, TX 78231

To reserve your space, follow this link or call the JCC at 210-302-6820.