COSA Announces 2014/2015 Season

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The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio announces the programming for its 2014/2015 season.  The Special Spring 2014 concert will take place at Gallery Nord, while the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 concerts will take place at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

For art integrationists, on May 31, 2014, at 7:30 pm at Gallery Nord, COSA and AtticRep, both Tobin resident companies, will perform a radio play by Ron Moore.  Elizaveta, in the present celebrates the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and in the past explores the tangled lives of artists, everyday persons, and the government in communist Russia.  Both eras delve into heightened relations among individuals and the strains in the creation of musical and literary art.  COSA will perform works during and bookending the play by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Prokofiev, Webern, Shostakovich, and Debussy.

As part of the opening gala week for the Tobin Center, COSA will perform on September 6, 2014.  An Iberian Epic presents music from and about the Iberian peninsula:  Joaquin Turina’s La Oracion del Torero (The Prayer of the Bullfighter); Joly Braga Santos’ Concerto for Strings; and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen-Suite.  Carlos Izcaray, the conductor of COSA’s Inaugural Concert in 2012, returns from Berlin to conduct, and Francisco Fullana of Spain and the concertmaster for COSA’s Fall 2014 Concert, also returns.

On May 16, 2015, The Chamber Symphony concert will highlight the dual nature of the chamber orchestra as a chamber ensemble and the smaller symphonic form.  COSA will perform works that include Contrapunctus XIV from Samuel Baron’s transcription of J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s Chamber Symphony.

Tickets go on sale May 1, 2014 through the Tobin Center’s Box Office (tobincenter.org) or through a link on COSA’s website (ChamberOrchestraSA.org).

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