• The Forbidden Composers

    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 ...

  • The ‘Unsung’ Octet

    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. For more information, click here.

  • A Minimal (Re)Composition

    In A Minimal (Re)Composition, COSA will perform 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. Carlos Izcaray, Guest Conductor Francisco Fullana, Violin For more information, click here.

  • COSA Announces 2015/2016 Season

    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 ...

  • COSA announces guest conductor for Spring Concert

    Raúl Gómez will guest conduct COSA's April 25 concert which will include music by Richard Stöhr and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Dr. Raúl Gómez currently serves as Music Director of Compleat Stage (compleatstage.org) and Head of Music Programs for YOA Orchestra of the Americas (yoa.org). He completed graduate studies at LSU in 2012 and attended the Aspen Music Festival as a member of the American Academy of Conducting Class of 2011. Recent conducting highlights include regular guest appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, as ...

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

    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 ...