San Antonio Symphony to perform in Beeville

Akiko Fujimoto

Akiko Fujimoto

 The San Antonio Symphony, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto, returns to Beeville for an exciting performance celebrating the works of Beethoven on Tuesday, Feb.21, at A. C. Jones High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

This year, the Symphony’s San Antonio offerings include a Beethoven Festival, from which the Beeville program has been selected, with the famous composer’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” the crowning jewel for the evening. No composer has changed history more than Beethoven and his symphonies are more compelling in terms of audience appeal than those of any other composer.

The program also includes Grondahl’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, with the solo played by Amanda Davidson.

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

The concert is free to all students through high school age, to Coastal Bend College students with their student IDs, and to any adult who brings two children through high school age to the performance.  Admission for other adults who do not hold BCA season memberships is $10 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,” Kay Past, Beeville Concert Association board member, said.  “The affordable rates are made possible by the Barnhart Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Coastal Bend College and the BCA’s many patrons. We hope that many young people will take advantage of this special musical offering. A good turnout will encourage the Barnhart Foundation to continue to make possible symphony concerts in Beeville,” Past said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22, the symphony will perform two special concerts for selected Beeville Independent School District students, including band students.

“We hoping that a large crowd will take advantage of the marvelous opportunity to hear exciting symphonic orchestra music in Beeville,” Past said.

Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson

The concert is scheduled the same night as Ladies’ Night Out, which benefits Christus Spohn Hospital in Beeville.  However, Past points out, ladies may attend that event until shortly before 7:30, come to the symphony performance for an hour, then return to the Mardis Gras event.

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