Texas A&M-San Antonio’s new auditorium hosts Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio will mark the grand opening of the new auditorium by hosting the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (COSA) on Friday, September 5, 2014. Directed by guest conductor Carlos Izcaray, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will present music from and about the Iberian Peninsula: Joaquin Turina’s La Oracion del Torero (The Prayer of the Bullfighter) and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen-Suite.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty and staff and the greater San Antonio community,” said Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. “We could not be happier to welcome the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio to perform in our beautiful new auditorium.”

Along with two other buildings, the Central Academic Building and the Patriots’ Casa, Texas A&M-San Antonio opened the doors to the 420-seat auditorium for the fall 2014 semester. All three buildings are designed to create a distinct sense of place that embraces the scale and character of the San Antonio region and celebrate the city’s rich history by taking inspiration from the iconic mission architecture.

All tickets for the performance have been reserved and every seat has been filled, however the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio will be having an open rehearsal on Thursday, September 4 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the A&M-San Antonio auditorium. COSA will also be performing at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater on Saturday, September 6.

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