San Antonio Symphony 2014 – 2015 Season

The San Antonio Symphony has announced their classical series for the first season in the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a slightly different approach to the annual Festival this season. Previous festivals have been devoted entirely to the works of a single composer. This year we will have a Richard Strauss festival but some festival concerts will include works by other composers who either influenced Strauss or were influenced by him. 2014 is the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ birth. San Antonio Symphony founding director, Max Reiter, was a friend of Richard Strauss and the symphony performed the American premiers of several Strauss works, including three of the Four Last Songs with soprano Kirsten Flagstad. Flagstad had performed the world premier of all four songs with conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, but found Fruhling too demanding on her aging voice and never performed it again.

The last few years I’ve created maps summarizing the symphony’s classical season. Here is the one for 2014 – 2015. Click to view a larger version.

2014 - 2015 SA Symphony Classical Season

2014 – 2015 SA Symphony Classical Season

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