San Antonio Symphony, Majestic Theatre host National Public Radio show
| The San Antonio Symphony in performance.
Violinist Zhou was selected from audition tapes submitted from all over the country. The Tejeda Middle School sixth-grader has already won concerto competitions in Austin and with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, and has been selected twice for the Russell Hill Rogers String Residency Master Class, most recently with international performer and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. From the Symphony's standpoint, Nancy's part of the family - she's the daughter of Symphony violinist Long Zhou. All in all, the whole project has a nice symmetry to it.
| 'From the Top' |
Taped Live from the Majestic
8pm, Jun 2
208 E. Houston
For Aldrete, it's as much about getting national exposure as partnering with local agencies and new sponsors. From his administrative point of view, part of the "comeback" mentality is to "act less like a philanthropic arts organization and function more like a successful business," without compromising musical integrity. "Our main focus right now is to reconnect with the local community," he says, and working with San Antonio's public television and radio resources has been fruitful. The Symphony will be the focus of a behind-the-scenes documentary produced and aired by KLRN at the end of this month, just days before the June taping of From the Top for NPR. The show's repertoire and air-date have not yet been announced, but it airs locally on KPAC 88.3FM every Saturday at 10 a.m. •