On Monday evening, November 7th, at 7:30 pm, the San Antonio Wind Symphony will present its second concert of the Fall, "Tosca Act II, a Lecture and Concert" in the Department of Music Recital Hall on the main UTSA campus. The performance will feature a single work in the form of a lecture recital.
In 1904, Professor Alfredo Sturchio, grandfather of recognized San Antonio musician/educator/businessman Alfred Sturchio and friend of Giacomo Puccini, transcribed the Third Act of Puccini's opera TOSCA for a wind band in Naples, Italy. The manuscript score has been passed down to Alfred and was found amongst a sizeable band library acquired by Alfred's father over the years and donated to the UTSA Instrumental Music Library. The manuscript has been revised for modern band by Robert Rustowicz and will be the basis for the concert.
The evening's performance will include a verbal presentation of a wealth of information regarding the Sturchio family, the manuscript score and parts, and a display of memorabilia in support of the presentation.
The concert is open to the public without charge.
Seating begins at 7:00 PM.