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Emily Navaira

Live music and culture dominate the coming weekend.


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From a Patriotic Pops performance, to a cave concert, to the Texas Salsa Festival, the holiday weekend holds the promise of plenty of fun here in South Texas.

Al Rendon

Music, art and even more music — the weekend’s here.

First off, head downtown for a music and dance event that Mike De La Garza says has been popular for more than 60 years at the historic Arneson Theater: Fiesta Noche Del Rio.

“You will hear music and experience dance and costumery from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Argentina, Spain and Texas,” De La Garza said.

As always with the Arneson, the stage is on the other side of the river, creating unanticipated fun for barge-bound tourists.

San Antonio River Authority

Fiesta weekend is upon us, and here are a few ideas about where to go and what to do.


San Antonio Symphony

As the San Antonio Symphony's season continues, just a few short weeks ago, its situation was dire.


Guadalupe “Lupito” Acuña

From spring blooms to classical music to a squeezebox competition, your weekend is here.

 

 


Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Over the past two weeks the financially troubled San Antonio Symphony saw its season cut dramatically short, a board chair resign, another chair take over, and now, a re-established season with a new musicians’ union contract.  

 


Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

Updated 1/11 6 p.m. with contract agreement.

The San Antonio Symphony is close to reaching an agreement with the musicians' union on a contract to finish out the 2018 season, said union representative Craig Sorgi on Thursday. The new contract is "largely an extension of the existing one, but with a few minor tweaks," he said. Part of the new contract allows the use of social media and streaming video of symphony performances as part of its marketing strategy to reach a younger audience, he said.

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San Antonio Symphony music director Sebastian Lang-Lessing said Wednesday afternoon that commitments of a cash infusion from San Antonio and Bexar County, plus an increase in patron donations have restored most of the performance season.


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For musicians and patrons of the San Antonio Symphony, the last few weeks have seen a dramatic turn of events as troubling management and union contract negotiations raised many questions about the symphony's future. 

San Antonio Symphony

The saga of the San Antonio Symphony continues, this time with a far more positive development for classical music fans. Violinist Craig Sorgi said Saturday the dramatic news came from Symphony Society of San Antonio, the board managing the symphony, shortly before concert time on Friday night.


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