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SAHarmonie

Brett A. Richardson | Conductor and Artistic Director 

CONCERT INFORMATION

SUNDAY | May 5, 2024

Travis Park Church

230 E. Travis St

San Antonio TX 78205
LIVE and FREE to ATTEND!

ABOUT US

Learn about San Antonio's premier chamber wind ensemble.

The San Antonio Harmonie Ensemble (SAHarmonie) is a group of like-minded musicians with a passion for performing chamber music at the highest level. All of the performers and conductors call the greater San Antonio area home and are proud to share their talents with the Alamo City.

Recent honors include invited clinic at the 2024 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic/Convention, National Winner in the 2023 American Prize competition for community bands and wind ensembles, and an invited showcase performance for the 2022 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

SAHarmonie, October 2023; photo by Jonathan Richard Mallard (INSTAGRAM: @jmallard5)
SAHarmonie, May 2021

What is Harmoniemusik?

Harmonie is a German word that, in the context of the history of music, designates an ensemble of wind instruments (usually about five to eight players) employed by an aristocratic patron, particularly during the Classical era of the 18th century. The Harmonie would be employed for outdoor or recreational music, or as a wind section of an orchestra. Music composed for Harmonie is often called Harmoniemusik.

- Roger Hellyer, Grove Music, 2006

SAHarmonie, Fall 2019

PROGRAMMING PHILOSOPHY

There is a reason for every piece we program.

The San Antonio Harmonie Ensemble selects repertoire using a carefully crafted programming philosophy.

SA Harmonie will perform:

 

  • Works originally written for the traditional Harmoniemusik ensemble of two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns

  • Transcriptions of larger pieces for chamber groups (i.e., opera overtures, newer arrangements, etc.)

  • Works featuring instruments added to the core eight performers (i.e.,“harmonie plus”)

  • New or experimental repertoire for chamber groups written in the 20th or 21st centuries

  • Works written by composers of under-represented populations, races, ages, and gender identities

  • Concerti featuring SA Harmonie personnel

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