With a new labor contract in place, SA Symphony violinist Craig Sorgi is stepping down as the chair of the musicians’ negotiating committee.
The San Antonio Symphony currently ranks 55th in terms of national orchestra budgets, says conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing. Whether recent outpourings of community support can give the struggling Symphony the sustainable future it needs remains an open question.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, the San Antonio Symphony’s music director, said Friday that an upcoming series of Tricentennial concerts set to begin next week will happen.
The future of the San Antonio Symphony is in limbo after three of its largest donors pulled out of a transition agreement on Wednesday.
The union representing the San Antonio Symphony musicians announced Thursday it was at a standstill with the orchestra’s management over contract negotiations a mere 10 days before the current contract extension expires.
The Musician’s Society of San Antonio union has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against San Antonio Symphony management, and scheduled a news conference for Thursday.