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UPDATE, Friday evening: The Symphony Society of San Antonio voted on Friday afternoon to continue the current performance season in an abbreviated format. This is a developing story and will be updated.

 

Original story continues below.

 

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A Wednesday night meeting of the board running the San Antonio Symphony and the musicians' union ended with the suspension of the remaining performance season, effective Sunday.

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After a nearly five and a half hour meeting Wednesday evening between San Antonio Symphony management and the musicians' union, the Symphony Society of San Antonio will suspend the rest of the season after midnight Sunday. 

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Updated throughout at 9:30 p.m.

A nonprofit organization created to run the San Antonio Symphony announced Wednesday it will no longer take over the troubled orchestra due to a potential multimillion dollar pension obligation.

 


While the San Antonio Symphony continues to delight audiences in South Texas, its decades-long funding difficulties continue. Now, those difficulties face a very tight deadline.

 

The symphony was established in 1939, and it has been a mainstay institution in the San Antonio arts scene. The symphony faced marginal funding throughout much of that time. But now, according to violinist Craig Sorgi, it’s facing a problem it had never faced before.

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From ballet to Mexican songs to the Symphony Pops concert, music dominates this weekend in San Antonio.


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The San Antonio Symphony's weekend performances promise a little something different.  

 


Matthew Murphy

From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

"A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." 

Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event.

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The San Antonio Symphony's fall performance season starts on Saturday. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing's enthusiasm for the performances ahead is catching.


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On Saturday, August 5, the San Antonio Symphony returns to the airwaves for a ten-week series of concerts featuring some of the orchestra’s best performances from the 2016-17 season. The programs, hosted by San Antonio’s Ricardo Chavira, air at 7 p.m. Saturdays as part of TPR’s ongoing “Performance Saturday” program featuring locally recorded classical music concerts.

Review: The Symphony Goes To France With Susan Graham

May 22, 2017

On Friday, May 12 at the Tobin Center, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony held an exciting soirée de musique française with the famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as their honored guest.

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