A grand evening of Hough – and puff

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“The other composers represented were Ralph Vaughan Williams (overture to The Wasps, 1909), William Walton (Crown Imperial, 1937), and Gustav Holst (the a cappella choral song “I Love My Love,” 1918, beautifully sung offstage by the Mastersingers). The concert closed with audience sing-alongs … Continued

The Temptation of St. Anthony

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This season, the San Antonio Mastersingers will join forces with the San Antonio Wind Symphony to present music with ties to the diverse culture of San Antonio, and celebrating our city’s 300th Anniversary! We are very pleased to announce our … Continued

Handel’s Messiah

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Enjoy an annual holiday tradition with the San Antonio Mastersingers as they present Handel’s Messiah! Dr. John Silantien conducts the 120-voice chorus in a concert that will feature favorite Christmas selections along with the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Performances are Sunday, December … Continued

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

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  Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an oratorio depicting events in the life of the Biblical prophet, Elijah. Though modeled after the works of his Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, the lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color in the piece clearly reflect … Continued

Reverential airs open the Mozart Festival

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By David Hendricks January 6, 2017 Someone once observed that Ludwig van Beethoven’s music struggled mightily to reach the mountaintop only to find that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music already was there. On Friday night, the San Antonio Symphony launched the … Continued

What Others Are Saying

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May 30, 2016 To: Dr. John Silantien Bravo! That was a wonderful performance of Alzheimer’s Stories – very nuanced and expert and moving. Thank you very much for your long-standing commitment to the piece, and please convey my gratitude to … Continued