Musical Bridges Around the World
October 7: "Fusion of the Worlds"
MBAW's eclectic new season opens with a concert featuring Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato (a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble) along with Victor Prieto on accordion, John Hadfield on percussions, and duoJalal members Kathryn Lockwood on viola and Yousif Sheronick on eastern percussions.
On the horizon: "Invocation" (December 9); "A Little Nightmare Music" (January 18); "Musical Generations" (February 24); "Russian Extravaganza with Barynya" (May 19).
Season subscriptions range from $50-$100; individual tickets cost $25. For tickets and timetables, visit musicalbridges.org. Performances take place at McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro, alamo.edu/sac/mcallister.
San Antonio Symphony 2012-2013 Season Repertoire
October 5-6: Rach 3
The San Antonio Symphony opens its 73rd season on a dramatic note with Ramon Tebar conducting a program packed with Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Falla, Verdi, and Rimsky-Korsakov and showcasing renowned Canadian pianist Katherine Chi and the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers.
October 16: Lang Lang in Recital
October 19-20: Symphonie Fantastique
November 2-3: Wicked Divas*
November 9-10: Bolero
November 11: Veterans Day
November 16-17: Jupiter
November 23-December 2: The Nutcracker
November 25: Christmas Baroque
On the horizon: Handel's Messiah (December 1); Holiday Pops (December 21); Garza Plays Mozart (January 11); Passione: Italian Baroque (January 25); Symphonie Espangole (January 25); Pop Goes to the Movies (February 1); Brahms Festival 1 (February 8); Brahms Festival 2 (February 9); Discover Brahms 2 (February 10); Brahms Festival 3 (February 15); Brahms Festival 4 (February 16); Discover Brahms 4 (February 17); Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel (March 1); Fire and Blood (March 8); The Four Seasons (March 22); Verdi Requiem (April 12); Fiesta Pops (April 19); Fiesta Baroque (April 21); Beethoven & Sibelius (May 3); Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney (May 10); Mozart & Shostakovich (May 17); Mahler 3 (May 31).
Season packages range from $49-$469. For tickets and timetables, visit sasymphony.org. Performances take place at The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.
*Takes place at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University, One Trinity Place, (210) 999-8117, trinity.edu.
SOLI Chamber Ensemble 2012-2013 Season
October 8-9: Hot Off the Press
San Antonio's premiere chamber ensemble opens its season with the debut of three new commissions — RagOut for four by Peter Farmer, Three Portraits by Elliott McKinley, and Moving On by Erich Stem — in a program that also features Diego Vega's Divertimento and Libby Larsen's Rodeo Queen of Heaven.
On the horizon: New, Newer, Newest (March 25-26); Power of the Story (May 21-22).
Season subscriptions cost $50; individual tickets range from $10-$20. For tickets, timetables, and performance locations, visit solichamberensemble.com.