Former Express-News publisher Tom Stephenson will lead the efforts to reorganize the symphony’s business operations and put the organization on a solid footing.
Thomas A. Stephenson, the former publisher of the San Antonio Express-News and later the Houston Chronicle, was named the first executive director of the recently formed Symphonic Music for San Antonio (SMSA), a nonprofit organization with the mission of securing the San Antonio Symphony’s long-term viability in the city.
The San Antonio Symphony’s official chorus needs new voices for their 2017-18 concert season and is holding auditions for all vocal parts.
The local orchestra has been struggling financially for years. SMSA will take over on Sept. 1., the first day of its fiscal year.
Jazz Meets Classical (JMC) has grown to 11 musicians and become a highlight of the musical year for lovers of jazz, classical, and innovation in general.
Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo, a bandleader for more than 50 years, takes a turn conducting in the San Antonio Symphony’s Fiesta Pops concert.
If audiences bring knowledge of world history to the San Antonio Symphony’s newly announced classical season, they may hear familiar selections in new contexts.
The new San Antonio Brass Band performs its first concert Sunday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the University of the Incarnate Word’s concert hall.
Visitors to Main Plaza heard a live concert of works by Johann Sebastian Bach in celebration of the composer’s birthday.
The San Antonio Symphony’s final concerts will open with “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” followed by Mozart’s symphonies No. 39 and No. 41.