Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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.


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.


San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony's weekend performances promise a little something different.  

 


Matthew Murphy

From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

"A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." 

Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event.

San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony's fall performance season starts on Saturday. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing's enthusiasm for the performances ahead is catching.


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