About The Show
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Ellington: The Three Black Kings
Joseph Schwantner: New Morning for the World
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
San Antonio has one of the largest MLK marches in the country. During Dreamweek 2018, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. setting his famous I Have a Dream Speech to music by American composer, Joseph Schwantner. The program reflects the power of King’s words and the depth of their emotional content. Ellington honors MLK in a lighter, but no less impactful way. Dedicated to the memories of a lost hero, the program concludes with Beethoven's Eroica Symphony No. 3, a timeless contribution to humanity.
In 2017-18, Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing returns to lead the San Antonio Symphony in a season commemorating the 300th anniversary of our great city with a festival to match the occasion. The Tricentennial Festival will feature Beethoven’s Eroica, Ellington’s The Three Black Kings, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and so much more!