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The Source: San Antonio Symphony At 75

San Antonio Symphony
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Symphony celebrates 75 years this weekend. The cultural staple has had a storied past with notable conductors, principles and headliners performing, including praise from the likes of Arturo Toscanini

Saturday's season-ending performance will mark the last scheduled in the Majestic Theatre, where they have been for more than two decades. The symphony is the anchoring tenant at the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a venue designed to better accommodate them sonically. The event will feature classical star and soprano Renée Fleming.

After 75 years, what are your memories of the San Antonio Symphony? What will the impact of the Tobin be for the future?


  • Sebastian Lang-Lessing, music director for the San Antonio Symphony
  • Jim Berg, vice chair for the San Antonio Symphony Board of Directors 
  • Mike Fresher, CEO of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

*This is the second segment in the June 11 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive