COSA Announces 2015/2016 Season

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The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio announces the programming for its 2015/2016 season.  The season’s three concerts will all take place at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and each will inaugurate a new series of innovative programming.

The Forbidden Composers, the first new perennial series, will feature music by oppressed composers of various eras.  COSA will inaugurate this series in its fall 2015 concert of the same name on October 3, 2015, to recognize works by Jewish composers who were banned by the Nazi regime. These will include Hans Krasa’s Overture for Small Orchestra; Erwin Schulhoff’s Suite for Chamber Orchestra; and Alexander Zemlinsky’s Chamber Symphony arranged by Richard Dünser.  Gemma New, New Zealand native and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, will guest conduct in her first appearance with COSA.

The ‘Unsung’ Octet will be performed on January 23, 2016, to kick off another new series.  While COSA’s mission and all of its programming is to present unsung works and composers, this particular series, Unsung, focuses on unsung works for small chamber orchestra.  Works will include octets by Joachim Raff and Georges Enescu.

In A Minimal (Re)Composition, COSA will perform on May 21, 2016, Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3 and Max Richter’s recomposition of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  COSA’s Concertmaster, Francisco Fullana, will be the soloist, and Carlos Izcaray, now Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, will make his third appearance conducting COSA.  This program will start a new series, Realizations, to recognize the composer’s craft of integrating musical material into new forms.

Tickets go on sale May 4, 2015, through the Tobin Center’s Box Office ( or through a link on COSA’s website (

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