Symphony raises curtain on 2016-17 season

February 9, 2016 - 3:15pm

A Mozart Festival and special concerts featuring violinist Gil Shaham and San Antonio native Christopher Cross are among the highlights for the San Antonio Symphony’s 2016-17 season. The upcoming season’s schedule was unveiled during a Wednesday night event for season ticket subscribers at the symphony’s performance home, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The widely recorded violin star Shaham will perform with the San Antonio Symphony on March 4, 2017. Shaham last appeared with the orchestra in 2009. Next year, he will “probably perform the Brahms Violin Concerto, or something in that range,” said Sebastian Lang-Lessing, the symphony’s music director. Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will direct the orchestra. Pop singer Cross will stage a homecoming on June 3, 2017, at the Tobin Center, singing such hits as “Sailing” and the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme” from the 1981 movie “Arthur.” The Grammy Award-winning Cross was born in San Antonio and grew up in Terrell Hills.

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