SAN ANTONIO— The San Antonio Symphony announced today details of new plans for its 2020-21 performance season, the Symphony’s 81st. The SAS will offer socially distanced in-person concerts beginning in February 2021. Plans will be announced for new streaming attendance options in the coming weeks. All performances will be held at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

“We have an incredible season of music that we’re extremely proud to share with our community. The safety of our audiences, musicians, and staff remain our top priority. We’ve reprogramed our concert offerings to meet the guidelines set forth by both local government and health professionals”, said Corey Cowart, Executive Director. “We look forward to welcoming our patrons back to the hall this February, both in-person and virtually. All of us here at the Symphony are excited to return to serving our community through music.”

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.

More information on current Tobin Center safety measures is available at

At this time, all single ticket purchases for upcoming performances are suspended.  Patrons who have yet to renew their subscriptions for the 2020-2021 season will be sent new pricing and purchase options in December.

Patrons who have already purchased subscriptions to the 2020-2021 season will be contacted by a Symphony representative regarding how season changes affect their subscription in the coming weeks.

Symphony subscription representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the upcoming season by emailing 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.


San Antonio Symphony 20-21 Season:

Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2021
David Danzmayr, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Walker: Lyric for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Minor
Schubert: Symphony No 10 in D Major


Mozart’s Prague Symphony

Friday and Saturday, February 19 & 20, 2021
Michael Christie, conductor
Sarah Silver Manzke, violin

Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn
Mozart: Symphony No 38 Prague
Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Michael Torke: Ash


Rossini and Dvorak

Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6, 2021
Jonathan Heyward, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

Rossini: Overture to Il signor Bruschino
James MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Dvořák: Czech Suite


Beethoven and Haydn

Friday and Saturday, March 12 & 13, 2021
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, piano

Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Major
Haydn: Symphony No 102 in B-Flat Major


Beethoven’s Fifth

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

Carlos Izcaray: Geometric Unity
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G Major
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C Minor


Appalachian Spring

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

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton Oaks
Copland: Appalachian Spring


Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

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

Gabriela Lena Frank: Escaramuza
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No 5


Lang-Lessing Conducts Beethoven

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

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A Major


Mozart and Stravinsky

Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, 2021
Brett Mitchell, conductor

Joan Tower: Chamber Dance
Mozart: Symphony No 29 in A Major
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella


Pops programming will be announced at a future date.

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


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

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