Professional orchestral performance for college student on budget

Every student at UTSA should find some time to go to the Majestic Theatre and watch the San Antonio Symphony performances. The performances of great musical quality but the ticket price is very affordable for a college student’s budget.

A ticket that would cost an ordinary concert attendee more than $20 using Will Call only costs a UTSA student $8 when purchased at the ticket counter 30 minutes prior to a performance with a valid UTSA ID.

On Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, the San Antonio Symphony was accompanied  by world renowned pianist Misha Dichter for three movements of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major. 

Dichter’s virtuoistic title was unquestionably displayed during his performance. Violent, chaotic chords soon transformed into gentle somber notes that had the audience holding their breath in an effort to hear the tiptoeing created by the pianist’s pianissimo. After performing his part Dichter came back to the stage for an encore, Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune.  After he finished playing he received a standing ovation from the audience.

The San Antonio Symphony also performed Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major without Dichter, proving they, too, have talent to display.

The pieces were played with great enthusiasm and the conductor, Jean-Marie Zeitouni was always very animated. Even concert master Ertan Torgul appeared to be putting on a show.

You might have missed these performances, but there are still more to come. Beethoven’s “Emperor” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed on Nov. 20 and 21 with a guest pianist and guest conductor present.

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