This season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony will present music with ties to the diverse culture of San Antonio, and celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary!
Please join us for our fourth concert of the season as we present Concetino da Camera by Jacques Ibert, performed by acclaimed UTSA Saxophone Professor, Dr. Rami Abdulrazzak El-Farrah.
Here is a little more about Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert:
"Concertino Da Camera, written in 1935 by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) was a small concerto for alto-saxophone and eleven instruments: Flute, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn, Trumpet and Strings.
This Concertino is in two movements, Allegro con moto and Larghetto – Animato Molto, is dedicated to the Saxophonist Sigurd Rascher and is well known for its use of the Alto-Saxophone. It can be technically challenging and has a strong lyrical part.
Its author, Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) is a neoclassical composer who won the Prix de Rome in 1919. He composed many symphonic suites, operas and seven orchestras, including Angelique (1926) and Divertissement (1930). He was also in charge of the Accadémie de France in the Villa Médicis (Roma) and was later administrator for the Paris Opera.
This concerto has some similarities with his Flute Concerto (1934)"
We will also be performing include Dmitri Shostakovich's masterpiece, Festive Overture; Percy Aldridge Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy (1. Lisbon [Sailor's Song] and 2. Horkstow Grange [The Miser and the Man]}; Frank Ticheli's beautiful Earth Song; Professor Alfredo Sturchio's march, Viva Savoia!; Randall Standridge's Tanchōzuru, Jamie Texidor's legendary paso doble, Amparita Roca, and Elliot del Borgo's Two British Folk Songs.
The concert will be in Titan Theatre at Southwest Legacy High School and is free and open to the public, we hope to see you there!