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San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing directs the orchestra.
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The San Antonio Symphony is canceling 18 concerts scheduled from September through January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Antonio Symphony

The coronavirus pandemic may have shortened the San Antonio Symphony’s concert season this year, but audiences who may have missed the orchestra in concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will have a second opportunity to hear the ensemble through a six-week series of radio broadcasts on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM., Saturday nights at 7 p.m. beginning July 18.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM’S PICK – Elena Cortez – Tortoises – Pre-K
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The San Antonio Symphony holds dozens of free concerts yearly for upwards of 40,000 area students. This year with COVID-19, there was a hitch. The symphony's Jeremy Brimhall explained.

Steve Peterson in his editing suite.
Madison Perington

The San Antonio Symphony is sidelined until their new season in September. Nonetheless they've found a way to continue playing together — in a sense.  They’re not doing it in person, but in video. How it happens starts with this guy.

Bill Anderson

San Antonio musician Stephanie Key says she considers herself lucky after recovering from COVID-19. Now, she has a plan to help others fight back.


It starts with one plaintive note, played by San Antonio Symphony Concertmaster Eric Gratz on screen. Others join in as the camera draws back to reveal 37 musicians of the San Antonio Symphony, each in their own individual frame, working together to create a virtual orchestra.

Mary Ellen Goree is a musician in the San Antonio Symphony, who gives lessons on the side. The coronavirus crisis has forced her to be a bit more creative when it comes to making a living.
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The coronavirus crisis has forced the creative hand for many who deal one-on-one with others as part of their work.

Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Symphony will perform Hollywood Hits this Friday at the Tobin Center. Before they do, they’ll perform the show for a special crowd: people with dementia and their caregivers. 

It’s part of the Memory and Music program at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The Symphony and the Tobin Center welcome those with dementia and their caregivers to certain rehearsals so they can enjoy the music in an environment more suited to their needs.

Jeremy Brimhall / San Antonio Symphony

This weekend you can enjoy a pops concert that's like a bouquet of different Broadway hits. You can take a musical tour of the dark side of the moon. Then you can experience violin and piano in a cave, with bats overhead. The Weekend is here, and there’s plenty to do.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

A cinema classic gets a symphonic makeover.  The Institute of Texan Cultures hosts two holiday special events.  And a blues guitarist brings her international talent to town. The weekend is here, and there’s music and dance everywhere.