SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW SPRING EVENTS

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Today, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra announced new events for March and April of this year.  Two Pops programs will welcome in person audiences and the Symphony’s Virtual Gala will be held to support the organization’s return to stage for the current season. Symphony Pops subscribers will be contacted via email in the coming day.

On Thursday, March 18 in the Tobin Center, Troy Peters will lead the San Antonio Symphony in music of the Big Screen.  The program features music of Alan Silvestri, Scott Joplin, and more.

On Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, the San Antonio Symphony will present its annual concert, Fiesta Pops. Peters will again lead a program of Fiesta favorites in the Tobin Center ahead of the rescheduled June Fiesta.

Both programs will be performed before a live audience with a socially distanced capacity of approximately 300.  Subscribers will be given priority access and contacted via email and phone to renew their subscription for the 20-21 Pops Season. Single tickets go on sale March 11 and will be available at https://sasymphony.org/. Fiesta Pops will be available as a digital broadcast on Saturday, April 17.

SAS Executive Director Corey Cowart said “We’ve been able to safely welcome live audiences for the last several weeks and feel confident we can expand our programming and continue to lead the way in our community’s return to live music. We were unable to move our Fiesta Pops to the rescheduled dates in June, but we are excited to work with the Fiesta Commission and offer a program of music that looks forward to the return of this iconic San Antonio celebration this summer.

On Thursday, March 25 at 7pm the Symphony’s Virtual Gala will be live streamed free to the public.  The event will feature moments from past Symphony performances, exclusive interviews, and a look into the Symphony’s future. The event is made possible by Honorary Chairmen Clay and Steven Richmond in memory of their parents, long-time Symphony supporters Laura and Jack Richmond. “We’re proud to continue to support the Symphony; an organization that was so near and dear to our parents’ and family’s heart.” Said Clay Richmond.

For more information about the gala, including silent auction and sponsorship and donation opportunities, visit https://sasymphony.org/special-events/

In addition to the newly added events, the San Antonio Symphony will continue to offer digital live streams of its 2020-21 Classical Series concerts. Full access to the 2020-2021 Season digital streams is available to donors of $125 or more in appreciation of their continued support. Individual events may be viewed with a gift of $21. Visit http://sasymphony.org/livestream-donation/ to donate today.

The SAS and Tobin Center for the Performing Arts are implementing additional safety measures for in-person attendance, including increased sanitizing of high touch surfaces, easy access to hand sanitizing stations, enforcement of social distancing guidelines, use of masks, touchless ticketing, temperature checks, and special audience routing throughout the Tobin Center.

Symphony subscription representatives will available to answer questions regarding the upcoming season by emailing boxoffice@sasymphony.org. Please be aware that due to high volumes of emails, response times may be affected. The San Antonio Symphony Subscription Box Office remains closed for walk-in services at this time.

 

San Antonio Symphony 20-21 Season:

San Antonio Symphony Virtual Gala

Thursday, March 25, 7 pm

https://sasymphony.org/special-events/

 

CLASSICS

 

Classics III*

Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6, 2021
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Program to include: Rossini, Mozart, & Shostakovich

Classics IV*

Friday and Saturday, March 12 & 13, 2021
Lee Mills, conductor

Anton Nel, piano

Program to include: Montgomery, Mozart, & Bartók

Classics V*

Friday and Saturday, April 2 & 3, 2021
Carlos Izcaray, conductor

Eric Gratz, violin

Program to include: Izcaray, Mozart, & Beethoven

Classics VI*

Friday and Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2021
Garrett Keast, conductor
Lyubov Petrova, soprano

Program to include: Puccini, Mozart, Stravinsky, & Copland

Classics VII*

Friday and Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021
Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

Program to include: Gabriela Lena Frank, Beethoven, Schubert

Classics VIII*

Friday and Saturday, May 28 & 29, 2021
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Program to include: Wagner & Mozart

Classics IX*

Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, 2021
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Sarah Silver Manzke, violin

Program to include: Honegger, Piazzolla, & Mozart

POPS

 

A Night at the Movies

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Troy Peters, conductor

Program to include works by Silvestri, Copland, Joplin, & more!

Fiesta Pops*

Friday and Saturday, April 16 & 17, 2021
Troy Peters, conductor

Program to be announced

 

*Denotes a concert that will be available via digital broadcast

All artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.

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The San Antonio Symphony, established in 1939, is a nonprofit performing arts organization with the mission to delight, engage, and enrich the entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach. The San Antonio Symphony gives more than 100 performances annually, including classics, pops, educational programs, movie concerts, and performances with our fellow resident opera and ballet companies. With more than 70 professional musicians, the Symphony serves over 130,000 people per year including over 50,000 students. For more information about the San Antonio Symphony, please visit SASymphony.org.

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