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Jack Morgan

No instruments were in sight, but the San Antonio Symphony trumpeted its major announcement at the Tobin Center this morning with the help of San Antonio Symphony board and Tobin Endowment chairman Bruce Bugg.

"It is a new paradigm for the San Antonio Symphony," he said. "There have been a series of operating deficits over time. They have a fiscal operating deficit this year of $600,000."

San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony has raised enough money to meet expenses for the rest of this fiscal year which ends August 31, according to symphony board Chairman Bruce Bugg.

The symphony announced earlier this year that it’s running a $1.2 million deficit that has grown larger with each season.  Symphony President David Gross and musicians agreed to reduce the deficit by requiring the musicians and some executive staff to take furloughs that would reduce their salaries by about 10 percent. For now the furloughs remain in place.

Cinco De Mayo Special Highlights Mexican Music

Apr 27, 2016

Tune in to KPAC 88.3 FM at 6 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo for "¡Viva la música!" exploring the rich musical traditions of Mexico, from the folk influences that inform classical music compositions, to the distinctive sounds and Mexican rhythms in the contemporary music we hear throughout the United States today.

In this hour-long celebration of the music of Mexico, Jacquie Fuller hosts with commentary from Gilberto Vazquez Valle.

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are turning back the clock 300 years, bringing centuries-old Baroque covers back to life, and back to the villages of South America where these covers were performed. Jesuit missionaries taught the music, which was composed in Europe, to the indigenous people of South America. This kind of cover is called “Mission Baroque,” and the only repository of this music has been found in Bolivia. WAMU’s Lauren Landau has the story.

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