Bill Text: TX HR112 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Congratulating Sebastian Lang-Lessing on being named music director of the San Antonio Symphony.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-03-07 - Reported enrolled [HR112 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HR112-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 112
         WHEREAS, Sebastian Lang-Lessing made his debut as music
  director of the San Antonio Symphony on October 2, 2010; and
         WHEREAS, The eighth music director in the 70-year history of
  the orchestra, Mr. Lang-Lessing was born in Germany and began his
  professional career with the Hamburg State Opera; he went on to
  serve as resident conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and as music
  director of the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy in
  France; under his leadership, the Opera de Nancy advanced to the
  next level, becoming the Opera national de Lorraine; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Lang-Lessing came to San Antonio from the
  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Australia, where he served as chief
  conductor and artistic director for six years; over the course of
  his distinguished career, he has also taken the podium at the Opera
  Bastille de Paris, the San Francisco Opera, the Houston Grand
  Opera, and other notable opera houses; moreover, he has led
  performances by such prominent orchestras as the Tokyo
  Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Hamburg
  Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Paris; and
         WHEREAS, Noted for his rediscovery of composer Joseph Guy
  Ropartz, Mr. Lang-Lessing has recorded his symphonies in France,
  and he has an extensive discography with the Tasmanian Symphony
  Orchestra that includes works by Saint-Saens, Ravel, and Australian
  contemporary composer Brett Dean, among others; Mr. Lang-Lessing
  is a recipient of the Ferenc Fricsay Prize and has received glowing
  notices in publications from the Los Angeles Times to the Berliner
  Zeitung; and
         WHEREAS, A gifted and dynamic artist, Sebastian Lang-Lessing
  brings extensive international experience to his new position with
  the San Antonio Symphony, and his inaugural season with the San
  Antonio Symphony provides a fitting opportunity to recognize him;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Sebastian Lang-Lessing on being
  named music director of the San Antonio Symphony and welcome him to
  the State of Texas; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Lang-Lessing as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 112 was adopted by the House on
  February 24, 2011, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House