Tobin Center http://tpr.org en Medal Of Honor Portal Given Prominent Place Near Tobin Center http://tpr.org/post/medal-honor-portal-given-prominent-place-near-tobin-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visitors exploring the grounds near the soon-to-be-opened Tobin Performing Arts Center may have come across a new military memorial added last week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The brainchild of former Mayor Phil </span>Hardberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Medal of Honor River Portal was finally realized when officials unveiled the monument the day before Independence Day.</span></p><p>“You know, it really is unique,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:42:10 +0000 Eileen Pace 34657 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio Symphony At 75 http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonio-symphony-75 <p>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 <a href="http://therivardreport.com/san-antonio-symphony-oldest-texas-celebrates-75th-anniversary/" target="_blank">Arturo Toscanini</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:30:54 +0000 Paul Flahive 33222 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio Symphony At 75 Renee Fleming To Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season http://tpr.org/post/renee-fleming-open-san-antonio-symphonys-75th-anniversary-season <p>I talked to the San Antonio Symphony's Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing today and asked what many in the arts community are wondering: who will be the focus of next year’s music festival?</p><p>“Richard Strauss,” revealed Lang-Lessing.</p><p>“For me it was just a natural way to celebrate the 75th anniversary with a Strauss festival," he said.</p><p>It's the San Antonio Symphony’s 75th year of playing and to get that anniversary started right, he had another big announcement.</p><p>“We open with Renee Fleming, so I’m very thrilled that this works out,” Lang-Lessing said.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:45:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 27128 at http://tpr.org Renee Fleming To Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season With Dvorak Festival Finished, Lang-Lessing Talks About How It Went, What's Next http://tpr.org/post/dvorak-festival-finished-lang-lessing-talks-about-how-it-went-whats-next <p>The San Antonio Dvo<span>řá</span>k Festival is done and I checked in with San Antonio Symphony Music Director&nbsp; Sebastian Lang-Lessing to see how it went.</p><p>“The objectives were basically we were able to enlarge our partner groups, including opera."</p><p>Lang-Lessing noted that Dvo<span>řá</span>k provides a good continuity from last year’s Brahms Festival.</p><p>"And third it is touching a composer who is from Europe but changed the American music history dramatically in a very good and inspiring way," he said.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:51:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 26675 at http://tpr.org With Dvorak Festival Finished, Lang-Lessing Talks About How It Went, What's Next The Tobin Looks To Create "Wall Of Memories" For Concerts Past And Present http://tpr.org/post/tobin-looks-create-wall-memories-concerts-past-and-present <p>The new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to open in September and will be the new home venue for the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio and other arts companies. The high-tech performance venue is said to be one of the must-have parts of making the city world class in the arts. As Tobin Foundation Chair Bruce Bugg notes, the Tobin started with the voters.</p><p>"Bexar county voters overwhelmingly by a 65 percent vote supported the Bond Election," Bugg said.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:01:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 25140 at http://tpr.org The Tobin Looks To Create "Wall Of Memories" For Concerts Past And Present San Antonio's Economic Growth Tied To Creative Industry Success http://tpr.org/post/san-antonios-economic-growth-tied-creative-industry-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The arts are growing in San Antonio, and have grown each year since the recession ended.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year's Economic Impact of the Creative Industry on San Antonio report shows a slight but significant increase over last year, just one to two percent, but Dr. Steve </span>Nivin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at St. Mary’s University said the increase has been steady over the past few years.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:27:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 21087 at http://tpr.org San Antonio's Economic Growth Tied To Creative Industry Success Lang-Lessing Orchestrates Grand Vision For San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/lang-lessing-orchestrates-grand-vision-san-antonio <p>The five-year contract extension signing by San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing almost seemed like an athletic superstar event. Notables like the Tobin Center’s Bruce Bugg and Judge Nelson Wolff offered their thanks to the conductor, but the new Symphony GM David Gross really set the tone.</p><p>"I know how Coach Pop felt the day that Tim Duncan committed to the long term with the Spurs," Gross said.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:48:42 +0000 Jack Morgan 21003 at http://tpr.org Lang-Lessing Orchestrates Grand Vision For San Antonio Maestro Lang-Lessing Extends Symphony Contract http://tpr.org/post/maestro-lang-lessing-extends-symphony-contract <p>It’s rare that there’s breaking news in the classical music realm locally, but today’s news that Sebastian Lang-Lessing will extend his contract with the San Antonio Symphony definitely qualifies.</p><p>It's a new five-year extension brought on, in part, by an increased financial commitment on the part of major donors such as H-E-B and Valero.</p><p>Lang-Lessing is originally from Germany, and is a very popular conductor there, in Europe and as far away as Tokyo and Tasmania, where he conducted concurrently with San Antonio until 2012.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:09:24 +0000 Jack Morgan 20936 at http://tpr.org Maestro Lang-Lessing Extends Symphony Contract Tobin Center One Year Away From Opening http://tpr.org/post/tobin-center-one-year-away-opening <p></p><p>The $203 million re-imagining of downtown's old Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has transformed the building's looks drastically.</p><p>"We're going to open a year from now," said Foundation Chair Bruce Bugg. "We're going to be debt free the day we open."</p><p>President of the Tobin Center Michael Fresher said the venue's improved acoustics are only one of its attributes.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:36:20 +0000 Jack Morgan 18246 at http://tpr.org Tobin Center One Year Away From Opening The Source: Big Brother Or Big Deal | The Future Of The San Antonio Symphony http://tpr.org/post/source-big-brother-or-big-deal-future-san-antonio-symphony <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:56:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 13093 at http://tpr.org The Source: Big Brother Or Big Deal | The Future Of The San Antonio Symphony