The weekend program of the San Antonio Symphony includes a Tan Dun composition encouraging audience participation with cellphones.
The season begins Sept. 21-22 and ends June 19, 2019, promising a multicultural mix of music.
The San Antonio Symphony will wrap up its tumultuous 2017-18 season with three Pops concerts at the Tobin Center, June 8-10.
Before its upcoming production of the opera La Bohême, Opera San Antonio invited area students to write alternate endings for the tragedy.
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.
Viability is a major issue for the San Antonio Symphony, which has struggled to recruit and maintain large corporate and individual donors in its recent past.
The concept of heroism and heroes looms large in this weekend’s SA Symphony concerts, which features selections to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Nirenberg was frank about the challenges in developing more robust community support, raising money for the current season, and developing a long-term sustainable business plan.
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.
Its season was canceled Wednesday night, but the unraveling of the structure of the San Antonio Symphony had begun months earlier, at a May 5 meeting last year.