UPDATED: Opening Night at the Symphony a Truly Majestic One
5 October, 2013
I’ve never done this before, but after tonight’s stunning season-opening performance of the San Antonio Symphony, I might go again Saturday night.
An evening of Mussorgsky’s, ‘Night on Bald Mountain‘ and ‘Pictures at an Exhibition‘ was so emotional, so exuberant, it might take a second hearing to experience it a way it can be put into words.
This is the last season in the Majestic Theater for Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the orchestra he conducts with such verve and authority. While many of us already daydream of listening to them inside an outstanding acoustical venue when the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens next September, Lang-Lessing himself said from the stage Friday night that there is a palpable sense of nostalgia in the air as he and the musicians embark on this new and last season on East Houston Street, the Symphony’s 74th.