Review: Romantic-era musical styles power San Antonio Symphony evening
“an angelic choral entrance with philosophical overtones…”
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger
“An organ on stage added deep pedal notes to the joy of music-making articulated by the excellent chorus as Reif led the forces of almost 200 musicians on stage through a series of opera highlights.”
A luxury import from Germany
"The Mastersingers sang with warmth and lovely balances in the peaceful first stanza; with dramatic punch and sizzle in the despairing, violent second.”
Mahler's VIRTUAL Resurrection Symphony
To our Mastersingers' friends,
Many orchestras and choruses have stopped performing this season in consideration of recent studies regarding the risk linked between singing and the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Above all, we want to keep everyone safe but we miss singing together! So when the opportunity came about to collaborate with members of the San Antonio Symphony in a VIRTUAL performance, we were thrilled.
Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, Fifth movement, Finale, was selected for several reasons: This symphony opened the first season for the Tobin Center over 5 years ago. We performed it again to open the 2019-2020 season last September while we joyfully celebrated our 75th Anniversary and the 80th Anniversary of the San Antonio Symphony. And now you can listen to the finale of the 5th Movement, recorded by members of the San Antonio Symphony and the Symphony Mastersingers each individually in isolation but woven together magically and masterfully by Steve Peterson, Principal Trombonist of the Symphony and video editing wizard.
You can hear this wonderful collaboration at either of these links:
With hope in our hearts that we will sing together again soon, future auditions are planned for the Spring. Check the Auditions tab under the About tab on this site for updates as they become available.
Please direct any questions and comments to email@example.com.
With warm regards, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. John Silantien – Music Director
Marguerite McCormick - Board Chair