The San Antonio Wind Symphony will present "Watercolors", its first concert of the new year, on Sunday evening, February 21st, in the auditorium of Southwest High School at 6:00 p.m. In keeping with its educational outreach program, the Wind Symphony will perform music under consideration by the Southwest High School band program for their Spring performances.
The works under consideration by the Southwest High School bands include Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Eric Whitacre's October, Frank Ticheli's Joy Revisited, Brian Balmages' Rippling Watercolors, Claude T. Smith's Concert Variations and Pavel Tschesnokoff's Salvation is Created. In addition, the Wind Symphony will add a work of its own - the Overture to Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz.
According to Richard Flores, Director of Bands at Southwest High School, two of the bands - Wind Ensemble A and Wind Ensemble B - will perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of a festival this coming March. Over 100 students will be involved in the trip.
The concert is open to the public free of charge, and we hope you will be able to attend.