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Help YOSA Rock the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
With your help, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) will collaborate with some of San Antonio’s best-known musical acts to produce one of the most exciting musical events of 2015.
Classical music and alternative rock will come together on Saturday, June 27, 2015 as YOSA and local musical luminaries present Radiohead’s landmark 1997 album “OK Computer” in a unique concert event at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Backed by a full symphony orchestra of YOSA musicians, artists including Nina Diaz, Demitasse, Pop Pistol, and Lonely Horse will reinvent some of the most iconic alternative rock songs of the 1990s.
To make this concert happen, however, will require a substantial initial investment by YOSA. We need to rent rehearsal space; rent the performance venue; pay the stage crew, lighting director, and audio engineer; contract live audio recording; and create a dozen orchestral arrangements for the musicians to play. Backers of this project will play a key role in positioning YOSA to bring this exciting project to the stage.
YOSA music director Troy Peters will create the orchestral arrangements and conduct the concert. “San Antonio boasts such a wealth of remarkable musicians in a wide variety of styles,” Peters says. “The audience is in for a real treat with such a diverse lineup of musicians tackling this legendary material. And with a full symphony orchestra backing them up, it’s going to be a seriously memorable show.”
Sunday, January 18, 2015 | 3:00 pm
Pre-Concert Activities for Kids and Instrument Petting Zoo begin at 2:00 pm
One-hour concert performance begins at 3:00 pm
Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Troy Peters, conductor and narrator
Open the door to a “That could be me someday!” musical experience for the kids: bring them to see the inspiring talent of the YOSA Philharmonic musicians as they perform side-by-side with professional musicians of the San Antonio Symphony! Recently returned from a successful tour of Vermont and Quebec, Canada, the YOSA Philharmonic is represented by 70 of the San Antonio area’s top musicians of high-school age. Discover the kid-friendly “Enigma Variations” by English composer Edward Elgar, who wrote a set of short variations based on an “enigma” melody to describe the character of each of his friends. Musical examples and narration will help to better enjoy the work!
Family Concerts are designed for children age 4-11, but can be enjoyed by persons of all ages. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family fun!
There are no tickets for this event – admission is FREE! – first come, first seated.
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Check out this Texas Public Radio story to learn more about the YOSA Concerto Competition. It happens this Saturday, November 15, at 2 pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church; admission is free.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, H-E-B Performance Hall
NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. In a rare San Antonio visit, Marsalis will present the same program he played in a 2011 New York Philharmonic concert that the New York Times hailed for its “gracious poise, supple tone, and insouciant swagger.” YOSA Music Director Troy Peters will also conduct Elgar’s popular “Enigma” Variations, a symphonic masterpiece that also contains 14 musical portraits of Elgar’s friends and family. The concert will open with the bluesy strut of American composer Kenji Bunch’s Supermaximum. Don’t miss this evening of exciting music with the YOSA Philharmonic, San Antonio’s very best young musicians.
Glazunov—Alto Saxophone Concerto
Schulhoff/Bennett—Jazz Concerto (Hot Sonata)
Strauss—Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 7