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San Antonio Philharmonic holds inaugural concert

San Antonio Symphony Musicians purpose to maintain the music going below new identify.

SAN ANTONIO — Classical music returned to the stage Friday evening below a brand new banner: the San Antonio Philharmonic.

For the San Antonio Symphony, the ship has sunk. Still, the band performs on.

Sitting at a desk exterior on the Pearle Brewery, San Antonio Philharmonic board member Roberto Treviño and its President Brian Petkovich hashed out a number of the particulars for Friday’s efficiency.

“There’s gonna be a special acknowledgement of DieciSeis or something like that, or…” Treviño requested Petkovich.

Sitting down for a chat with the 2 of them can really feel like sitting in on a planning session for the Philharmonic

“We don’t we don’t want to lose these valuable things.” Treviño said. “And they’re pushing very, very hard to keep that here in San Antonio.”

The Philharmonic grew out of the “MOSAS” efficiency fund affiliated with the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony Union which put by itself performances whereas on strike.

“We started during the strike to get back out,” Petkovich said. “And really, we’ve just been growing quickly, ever since.”

Petkovich is a bassoonist with the orchestra along with serving as its president. He’s optimistic that the brand new group can keep away from the monetary pitfalls of its predecessor.

“We have very little overhead.” He said. “And we’re really basically just trying to do one thing at a time very well, starting small, really trying to grow this thing from the start.”

During our interview Treviño had a run-in with an outdated colleague: district eight councilman Manny Pelaez who had his personal ideas on the efforts of the musicians.

“The great cities of the world – all the great cities have great philharmonic orchestras,” he stated.

The orchestra’s first official efficiency was Friday night. Almost poetically, of their first official efficiency below a brand new identify, they performed music from the Prokofiev Ballet Romeo and Juliet. The play that impressed it, famously asking the question, ‘What’s in a reputation?’

The Philharmonic additionally carried out works by Johannes Brahms and Maurice Ravel in addition to a brand-new composition by UTSA Music Composition and Theory Professor Ethan Wickman.

Petkovich stated they are going to quickly be taking part in instructional program just like the Symphony had earlier than them.
“We have our opening night, this week at the First Baptist Church,” he stated. “The week after, we’re doing an entire collection of concert events at space excessive faculties for elementary college youngsters.

Treviño says it may take the help of the general public to maintain classical music afloat in San Antonio,

“And we’re really trying to craft a positive message, one that says, Look, we’re gonna do it together, we want people to come out,” he stated.

You can discover extra details about their schedule and methods to purchase tickets here.

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