San Antonio Symphony

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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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.

 

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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.

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. 

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