- Courtesy of the San Antonio Symphony
Kicking off with Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, the Symphony performs a modern meditation on nature with creative instrumentation that includes slide whistle, flexatone, iPhones and a few other surprises. They next shift gears to our man Wolfgang Amadeus, showcasing Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero on the Piano Concerto No. 24, one of the few works in which Mozart embraced a darker, minor key.
But, the big guns don’t come out until the end: to close out the night, the Symphony whips out the Brahms Symphony No. 4. The final symphony of Brahms’ career culminates in what is considered to be one of his crowning orchestral achievements —it’s monumentally epic, and not to be missed!
$10-$96, 8pm Fri Jan. 11-Sat Jan. 12, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, sasymphony.org.
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