San Antonio Symphony

Lauren Eberhart

In a surprise move, the San Antonio Symphony announced last Friday a new contract with the Musician’s Union, signed before the current season is over with. 

“My name is Lauren Eberhart. I’m the second trumpet with the San Antonio Symphony.”

She’s also the chair of the Union’s negotiating committee. We spoke at a coffee shop.

"We are trying to find a way out of a cycle of hand-to-mouth living for the Symphony. And I think this is a way forward.  Its initial term is two years and it has the option to go for as many as five years.”

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend I've been on the prowl, and have some ideas. First off, why be restrained to just staying in San Antonio when you can go interstellar? San Antonio Symphony’s President David Gross explains.

“The Symphony is presenting music from John Williams. Star Wars, Superman, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List—all these great sound tracks.”

I asked "The dress code is going to be a bit lax this weekend?" Gross chuckled.

Tour San Marcos

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I've found a real mix of things to do, some indoors, some out. First, the San Antonio Symphony is back in action. President David Gross explains.

“Our Music Director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing is back in town and will be leading the orchestra in the Dances of Galanta. And then the Mozart Concerto No.4 with the fabulous young violinist Jennifer Koh. And the second half of the program is the orchestral masterpiece, the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra.”

Jim Callaghan

The weekend’s  weather is going to be great to get out and do all kinds of activities. Here's a snapshot of a few things you might want to check out. First off, for young families, the Magik Theatre presents A Night in Old New Orleans.

“A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of science fiction and a whole lot of music.”

That's the Magik Theatre’s Beth Graham. The play’s origin is the very popular Magic Treehouse book series.

“One of the composers is Allen Toussaint, who was one of the composers of Ain’t Misbehavin', a Broadway show.”

courtesy San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony's weekend slate is full, but as to the music they will be playing, it may be different than you’d expect. It's going to be a lot less Bach and a lot more salsa.

“The Fiesta Pops is a series of three performances this weekend.”

Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto explains it.

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