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Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin, TL1984.1.659.

Robert Tobin, the namesake of The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, was a collector from an early age. He had acquired a love of the theatre, and in particular the musical theatre, from his mother, Margaret Batts Tobin, well-known and respected in arts circles for her service to the McNay Art Museum. She also sat on the advisory board of the Metropolitan Opera. Beverly Sills said of Robert Tobin: ''He and his mother were two of the most generous patrons of the arts I have ever known."

George Daugherty

The San Antonio Symphony tackles a difficult series of works this weekend, but if you go, you might end up laughing at their efforts. That's because they're doing cartoon music. 

“The first thing you know it from that theme…” (Hit "Listen" above to hear more)

Conductor George Daugherty is talking about the Merrie Melodies theme from back in the old Bugs Bunny cartoon days.

When you're all grown up, you — at least theoretically — put away childish things. But there are exceptions, as violinist Hilary Hahn proves in her latest recording project.

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