Symphonic performance to honor veterans

The San Antonio Symphony, under the direction of Artistic Advisor Christopher Seaman, returns to Beeville for a fall performance with a Veteran’s Day theme on Thursday, Nov.12 at 7:30 pm. at the A. C. Jones High School Auditorium.

The concert is sponsored by the Beeville Concert Association with generous support from the Joe Barnhart Foundation and Coastal Bend College, many local sponsors, benefactors, patrons and friends.

Ken Masur, the San Antonio Symphony’s resident conductor, will direct an exciting program of music with a Veterans’ Day theme, beginning with Damrosch’s arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and closing with Beckel’s Liberty for All, featuring narrator Janet Toomes. Other program selections include Beethoven’s Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 in C minor; Mozart’s Allegro from Divertimento in F major; Sousa’s Hail to the Spirit of Liberty; Bach’s Fugue à la gigue; Grieg’s Norwegian Rustic March from Lyric Suite; Rodgers’ South Pacific: Symphonic Scenario; Brahms’ Allegro con spirito from Symphony No. 2 in D major; and Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen.

“We are delighted with the wonderfully varied program of audience-pleasing, well-known classical compositions,” commented BCA president Kay Past. “We especially hope that many young people will take advantage of this special musical offering.”

The concert is free to all students through high school age and to Coastal Bend College students with their student ID’s. Admission for other adults who do not hold BCA season memberships is $7 at the door.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for South Texas music lovers to enjoy some of the world’s most exciting classical music at an incredibly low price,” Mrs. Past said. “The affordable rates are made possible by the Barnhart Foundation, Coastal Bend College and the BCA’s many patrons.”

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10 the Symphony will perform two special concerts for selected Beeville ISD students, including band students.

“We are hoping that a large crowd will take advantage of the marvelous opportunity on Nov. 12 to hear exciting symphonic orchestra music in Beeville. A good turnout will encourage the Barnhart Foundation to continue to make possible symphony concerts at A. C. Jones,” Mrs. Past said.

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