FLASH GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony's Las Americas: From Bernstein to Piazzolla • ¿Qué Means What?

FLASH GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony’s Las Americas: From Bernstein to Piazzolla

It’s a Friday for giveaways, Queridos!

The final chapter of the Las Américas Festival is a smorgasbord of sounds and styles. Two sides of legendary composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein’s greatest masterpieces are presented: his symphonic suite from the Oscar-winning film On the Waterfront and his sacred work set to biblical texts Chichester Psalms, featuring the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers. Tango-king Astor Piazzolla’s soulful concerto for bandoneón, Aconcagua, and Arturo Márquez’s toe-tapping Danzón No. 2 add Latin zest to the proceedings.

Juan Pablo Jofre (credit Mihyun Kang)

Juan Pablo Jofre (credit Mihyun Kang)

This weekend’s San Antonio Symphony: Las Americas: From Bernstein to Piazzolla performances are at H-E-B Performance Hall, February 5, 8:00 p.m. February 6, 8:00 p.m. 
VALERO CLASSICS CONCERTS
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneón
Symphony Mastersingers — John Silantien, director
 
Schuman                New England Triptych
Bernstein               Chichester Psalms
Piazzolla                 Aconcagua, Concerto for Bandoneón
Bernstein               On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Arturo Márquez     Danzón No. 2
If you are like me and are intrigued but the bandoneón but not sure what it is, here’s what I found on wikipedia.
The bandoneon (or bandonion, Spanish: bandoneón) is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and Lithuania. It is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles from the traditional orquesta típica of the 1910s onwards, and in folk music ensembles of Lithuania.

For tickets, we are happy to provide a 50% discount. By using LASAMERICAS promo code, you Queridos can purchase tickets at half the cost. Please use this LASAMERICAS promo code at: https://www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2016-02/bernstein-piazzoll

For more information, visit: http://sasymphony.org/events/las-americas-festival-bernstein-to-piazzolla.

Juan Pablo Jofre

Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneón

San Antonio Symphony Ticket Giveaway – FLASH GIVEAWAY

Thanks to our friends at San Antonio Symphony, we have a 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to Saturday’s performance! February 6 at 8:00 p.m.
To enter the giveaway contest:
Official Entry
  • Leave a comment below telling us why you want to go. Family night out? Experience new music? You tell us, Queridos.
Additional Entries

*Since it is a FLASH giveaway, this contest closes TODAY, February 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. CST. Winners will be notified via email used to leave a comment. Prizes were provided to QueMeansWhat.com. This contest is in no way affiliated with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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3 Responses

  1. This sounds so hip!!! I wish I lived in SA sometimes. Haha

  2. As my child’s first teacher, I think it would be a great way to introduce different music to their young ears!

  3. hope says:

    TO give my grandchildren the experience to hear the music of the symphony and for them to experience the diversity in the arts., and to enjoy family time with them.

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