A Season of Celebration!
Mark Twain once said, “There are only four unique cities in America: Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco and San Antonio.” As San Antonio approaches the 300th anniversary of the founding of our great city, the Heart of Texas Concert Band prepares a Season of Celebration that gives musical proof to San Antonio’s history and its unique position among American cities. Each concert will include music that demonstrates this richness, including Alfred Reed’s “El Camino Real” (named after the Spanish Royal Road that passes through the Alamo City), Ernesto Lecuona’s “Malagueña” (named after the Spanish city Malaga, in San Antonio’s colonial mother country), and Robert Jager’s “The Alamo” and “Stars and Bars Centennial,” referencing tragic events in San Antonio’s past. There will be Spanish Christmas carols, a salute to “Military City, USA” and the premiere of a newly composed band work by Spanish composer Carlos Pellicer to close the grand week of celebration of the city’s 300th birthday. The season concludes with an evening concert in the park and a traditional July 4th celebration. All in all, this will be a season to remember!