San Antonio Symphony Celebrates 75th Anniversary

One of the city’s most venerable cultural institutions, the San Antonio Symphony, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a classical concert and party on Saturday, June 14. The concert will feature international violin sensation Joshua Bell at the Majestic Theatre, beginning at 8 p.m. Buy tickets online here.


Weber     Overture to Oberon
Wagner   Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Wagner   Prelude from Die Meistersinger
Sibelius   Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Ravel        Bolero

San Antonio Symphony Celebrates 75th Anniversary

From the stunningly powerful violin concerto of Sibelius to the sultry sounds of Bolero, showcasing the entire orchestra, Bell joins San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony in a program that will include musical selections performed during the June 1939 inaugural concert to include works from Wagner and Strauss.

“I am so gratified to be part of this world-class orchestra as it marks its 75th year,” Lang-Lessing said. “Together we will continue to build on its legacy toward another 75 years of success.”

The San Antonio Symphony was founded in 1939 by Max Reiter, a Jewish conductor in exile from Italy. By 1945, its popular community support enabled Reiter to establish the San Antonio Symphony Grand Opera Festival, bringing world-class stars and productions to the Municipal Auditorium. This early Symphony venue will be reborn in September as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; the San Antonio Symphony will serve as its resident symphony orchestra.

75th Anniversary Post-concert Celebration

More festivities will unfold after the concert in the lobby of the St. Anthony Hotel, which will have just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Champagne, flaming desserts, 1930s jazz, a full bar and valet parking are included in the $75 price. VIP tickets to the concert also are $75.

Symphony Dinner at the St. Anthony Hotel – $49.99 including service charges and taxes

Dinner service will be held in the Georgian room from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seating will be every half-hour and the last seating will be at 7:00 p.m. in order to get you to the concert on time.

Arugula Salad with Opal Basil ~ Snap Peas~ Feta Cheese Crumbles ~ Candied Walnuts ~ Blood Orange Vinaigrette
St. Anthony House Salad with Choice Of Dressing

Entrée Choices:
Filet Of Beef Salsify (Root Vegetable) Puree ~ Burgundy Sauce
Grilled Airline (French Cut) Chicken Breast ~ Roasted Butternut Squash ~Bigarade (Citrus) Sauce
Vegetarian Entree: Squash Ribbon Lasagna ~ Heirloom Marinara
Herbed Ricotta ~ Parmesan Bread Crumbs ~ Mushrooms ~ Sweet Drop Risotto With Carrots

Dessert choices:
Peach Chamomile Mousse Cake
Chef’s Choice Of Parfait

All meals served with a fresh vegetable, rolls, butter, coffee & iced tea.

San Antonio Symphony Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Both may be purchased at the San Antonio Symphony Box Office, (210) 223-8624 or For groups of 10 or more, call (210) 554-1066.  Special room rates are also available at the St. Anthony Hotel, click HERE for more information.

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