(From right) Arianna Huckaby, 3, San Antonio Symphony Principal Bassist Tom Huckaby, Alexandria Buckner, and David Huckaby, 6, walk down Jefferson Street on their way to the first of two Tricentennial concerts.

A Symphony that Needs San Antonio, and a San Antonio that Needs its Symphony

I can't imagine the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts without the San Antonio Symphony and a vibrant season of orchestral programs.

The $203 million transformation of the historic Municipal Auditorium that reopened as the Tobin in 2014 was conceived and designed to be the home of this city's performing arts organizations – the opera, ballet, the youth orchestra, and others – but the symphony is the bedrock foundation of them all.