The San Antonio Symphony on Friday night continued its tradition of bringing the world’s best talents to the city’s stages by presenting cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a sumptuous, emotionally moving account of Antonín Dvorák’s Cello Concerto. Yo-Yo Ma joins the list of recent appearances here, which includes performances by soprano Renée Fleming, pianist Lang Lang and violinists Joshua Bell and Itzhak Perlman for concerts with the orchestra and recitals.
Starting his sixth season as San Antonio Symphony music director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing clearly has made the orchestra his creation more than ever. This was abundantly clear throughout Friday night's classical series opener featuring Ludwig van Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony. The orchestral colors, the balances between the instrument sections, the shaping of the melodic arches, the driven pacings and the soft-to-loud dynamics were fabulous.
“All About That Bass” pop star Meghan Trainor brought her rested vocal cords to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday for a sold-out concert with two opening acts, the British pop band Life of Dillon and rising star singer-songwriter Charlie Puth. Her fans are called “Megatronz” and many of them are kids. Avery Anson, 11, a veteran of Taylor Swift and One Direction concerts, said Trainor is a special role model. “She makes you feel good about yourself,” Avery said. “That’s important.” Her friend Payton Louis, 11, says it’s all about that music.
Tickets and subscriptions go on sale Monday (June 15) for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ new Edge series, which is aimed at adults. “It’s provocative, fun, engaging theater for the contemporary audience,” said Aaron Zimmerman, senior director of programming and marketing for the Tobin Center, in a press release. The series includes touring productions and an AtticRep show. Here’s the lineup: “One Man Breaking Bad,” Sept. 12:Actor Miles Allen brings the whole series to life, channeling everyone’s favorite meth manufacturers as well as the other characters.
You have seen Robert Irvine on Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible,” and you know him for his tough and brutally honest approach to owners of failing restaurants (and his massive biceps). Catch Irvine in person when he comes to San Antonio on Thursday for a performance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Here, Irvine speaks about his upcoming live performance, his show “Restaurant Impossible,” and his own San Antonio chef connection. What should people expect at “Robert Irvine Live”?