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Symphony Family and Pops Opening Performances
San Antonio Symphony

October, 2012

San Antonio Symphony Family season begins October 28


with a special Halloween performance







When:             Sunday, October 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.




Where:            Alamo HeightsHigh School Auditorium




Tickets:           Individual concert tickets $8 for children under 18 years and $16 for adults and are available to purchase at the Symphony Box Office or by calling (210) 554-1010 or visiting  Patrons can also visit any Ticketmaster location, or call (800) 745-3000 for concert tickets. A FamilyPass for $99 is also available for the entire 4-concert series. For information call (210) 554-1010.




The San Antonio Symphony begins its 2012-2013 Family subscription series with a Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, October 28. This performance will be held at Alamo Heights High School Auditorium (the remainder of the Family Series will be performed at Laurie Auditorium.) Children are invited to attend in costume (the orchestra will be) for this family Halloween celebration featuring music from Haydn’s “Witches Minuet,” Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.




The concert begins at 2:30 p.m., but patrons are invited to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for our popular interactive pre-concert activities that include a conducting workshop and an instrument petting zoo.  The four concert Family Series continues on December 23, 2012 with Holiday Magic.  The other concerts are Inside Symphony—The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra on January 27 and Columbus and his Musical Voyages on May 19, 2013.


For more information about the Family Series, contact Jeremy Brimhall, San Antonio Symphony Director of Education at or 210-554-1006.




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Symphony POPS opens with Wicked Divas







When:             November 2 & 3, 2012 | 8 p.m.




Where:           Laurie Auditorium at TrinityUniversity




Tickets:           Individual concert tickets range from $12 to $67 and are available to purchase at the Symphony and Laurie Auditorium Box Offices, by calling (210) 554-1010 or visiting Patrons can also visit any Ticketmaster location, or call (800) 745-3000.




The San Antonio Symphony’s POPS series begins with a program called Wicked Divas. The concert stars two Broadway singers (Nicole Parker and Katie Rose Clarke) who have performed in Wicked in New York City. The musical highlights include diva showstoppers from Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Ragtime, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. The guest conductor will be Steven Reineke.




Nicole Parker is probably best known for playing the role of the green witch “Elphaba” in the hit Broadway production of Wicked.  Also on Broadway, she was seen in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.  This past spring, Nicole created the role of Red in The People in the Picture with Donna Murphy on Broadway.  Katie Rose Clarke was most recently seen in the Broadway production of Wicked as “Glinda the Good”.  She also played the role for nearly two years in the first national touring company.  Clarke made her Broadway debut as Clara Johnson in the Lincon Center Theatre’s production of The Light in the Piazza under the direction of Bartlett Sher. 


Maestro Reineke is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center for the Arts and Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.  In addition, he serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label.


This concert sponsored by the San Antonio Symphony League





About the San Antonio Symphony: The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. The San Antonio Symphony, with more than 70 professional musicians, serves over 130,000 people per year including 40,000 students. For more information about the Symphony visit To purchase tickets, call the Symphony box office at (210) 554-1010.


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