Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to a San Antonio Symphony concert
- Where: Majestic Theatre
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Performance and Seating Options
"Patriotic Pops" on Friday, May 23 or Saturday, May 24, at 8 p.m.
- $42 for orchestra section, rows A–H (up to $84.40 value)
- $24 for orchestra section, rows P–Z (up to $47.30 value)
- $12 for balcony section, rows KK–PP (up to $22.95 value)
"Mahler 5" on Friday, June 6 or Saturday, June 7, at 8 p.m.
- $42 for mezzanine section, rows AA–DD (up to $84.40 value)
- $24 for orchestra section, rows V–HH (up to $47.30 value)
- $12 for balcony section, rows KK–NN (up to $22.95 value)
- Click to view the seating charts for the orchestra and mezzanine and balcony sections.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow joins the Symphony for a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and paying tribute to those who serve in the military. The founder of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Topilow is known for his humorous performances—he might lend his trademark red clarinet to a cheeky rendition of "Clarinetist on the Roof," or don a black-tie Superman costume to play the movie's theme song.
The Symphony looks to both the past and the future for the final concert of the season. The Children's Chorus of San Antonio begins the show with a performance of Copland's Old American Songs, a series of re-imagined 19th century standards. Next, Mahler's lush Fifth Symphony provides an overview of sorts to his career. The opening notes—a trumpet's dramatic call-to-arms—quotes the climax of his Fourth Symphony, and the ponderous march that carries through the first movement evokes both the Kindertotenlieder and his Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The work concludes with a triumphant note, as the composer celebrates his marriage.
San Antonio Symphony
Although symphonic concerts could be heard in San Antonio all the way back in the 1880s, the formation of the San Antonio Symphony—the city's first formal orchestra—didn't happen until 1939. It was then that Max Reiter, a native of Italy, was forced from his career and home by a freshly established anti-Semitic policy. Reiter boarded a ship for New York, found the city teeming with exiled musicians like himself, and therefore purchased a train ticket to the South. There, San Antonio's leaders invited Reiter to conduct a demonstration concert for a crowd of 2,500. The success of that initial impression led to the formal founding of the Symphony and an inaugural concert just five months later. Today, Sebastian Lang-Lessing stands where Reiter once stood, leading a full ensemble of 75 musicians with a baton hand honed across the globe.