San Antonio Symphony


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.




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.

San Antonio Symphony

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. 


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.