MUSICIANS OF THE SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY

PRESENT THREE CONCERTS WITH LEADING CONDUCTORS

The Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony will return to the stage for three more concerts at the First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough Avenue. The repertoire will be announced when it is finalized. The dates and conductors are:

 

Stefan Sanders                 Thursday April 21, 7:30 p.m., Friday April 22, 7:30 

Sebastian Lang Lessing    Thursday May 12, 7:30, Friday May  13, 7:30 

Christopher Wilkins             Thursday June  2, 7:30, Friday June 3, 7:30

 

 

In addition, MOSAS will present a free Family Concert on April 23 and June 4, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. The Family Concerts will have abbreviated performances without intermission. 

The concerts are being presented by the MOSAS Performance Fund, a 501C3 non-profit. The MOSAS Performance Fund is a nascent organization started by musicians in the San Antonio Symphony. Tickets may be purchased and tax-deductible donations made through mosasperformancefund.org


The MOSAS Performance Fund gratefully acknowledges contributions from the San Antonio Symphony League, First Baptist Church of San Antonio, and individuals and orchestras in San Antonio and around the country. These gifts help preserve professional orchestral music in San Antonio. 

 

The Conductors:

Stefan Sanders is the music director of Central Texas Philharmonic and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and has guest-conducted throughout the world. In 2014 he conducted the San Antonio Symphony in a series of Young People’s Concerts.

Music Director Emeritus Sebastian Lang-Lessing concluded a 10-year term as Music Director from 2010 to 2020. Lang-Lessing is scheduled to conduct the San Antonio Symphony as part of its 2021-22 season, in May. If an agreement is not reached to resume performances before then, he will conduct performances with the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony.  

After leaving San Antonio, Lang-Lessing was named Music Director of the Korea National Opera, conducting productions of “Samson and Delilah,” “Fidelio,” “La Boheme” and “La Traviata.” His 2022 began with work in Sweden and Germany, and he will conduct Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” at the Hungarian National Opera in April.

Music Director Emeritus Christopher Wilkins will return to San Antonio for the first time since his 10-year tenure as Music Director of the Symphony ended in the early 2000s. He currently serves as Music Director of the Akron Symphony and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

The Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony is comprised of 72 musicians who live and work in the San Antonio community. Members come from all over the United States and every corner of the world, earning their positions by taking a blind, nationally advertised audition and competing with the most talented orchestral musicians in the field. 

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