SYMPHONY LEADING THE RETURN TO A SEASON OF CONCERTS
SAN ANTONIO— The San Antonio Symphony returns to the stage this week, welcoming a live audience for the first time since March 2020.
On Friday, February 5th, the Symphony will return to live performances for in-person audiences at the Tobin Center, though with a significantly reduced audience capacity under current protocols recommended by government and medical professionals.
“This has been an extraordinarily challenging time, and as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are thrilled to be leading the way in returning to consistent, live concerts at the Tobin,” Corey Cowart, Executive Director, said. “We remain committed to the safety and well-being of our audiences, musicians, and staff as we take thoughtful and measured steps toward a post-pandemic life for the arts in San Antonio.”
Among other precautions:
- In-person concerts and events will be roughly 60 minutes with no intermission.
- Seating capacity will be greatly reduced – maximum of 275 to start, based on state guidelines – with a physically distanced seating plan.
- The Symphony musicians will continue to rehearse and perform with fewer than the full complement of musicians on stage.
- Concerts in February will be broadcast digitally. All current subscribers will be emailed links to be able to enjoy these concerts from their homes. These concerts will also be made available for a donation of $21.
- Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required to be worn for the entirety of each performance.
The Symphony will adjust plans as conditions improve or as any new restrictions require.
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 https://www.tobincenter.org/covid-safety-protocols
Single ticket purchases for this weekend’s performance will be walk up only at the TOBi Box Office. Single tickets to upcoming performances will be announced at a later date. Patrons who wish to renew their subscription for the current season should contact the San Antonio Symphony Subscription Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210)554-1080. Individuals who would like to make a donation to gain access to livestream concerts can do so at sasymphony.org/livestream-donation/
Symphony subscription representatives will available to answer questions regarding the upcoming season by emailing email@example.com. 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.
Additional information and updates for SAS patrons is available at sasymphony.org/updates
San Antonio Symphony 20-21 Season:
Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2021
David Danzmayr, conductor
Program to inlcude: Walker, Mozart, Tauský, & Haydn
Friday and Saturday, February 19 & 20, 2021
Michael Christie, conductor
Program to include: Haydn & Schoenberg
Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6, 2021
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Program to include: Rossini, Mozart, & Shostakovich
Friday and Saturday, March 12 & 13, 2021
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, piano
Program to include: Montgomery, Mozart, & Bartók
Friday and Saturday, April 2 & 3, 2021
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Eric Gratz, violin
Program to include: Izcaray, Mozart, & Beethoven
Friday and Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2021
Garrett Keast, conductor
Lyubov Petrova, soprano
Program to include: Puccini, Mozart, Stravinsky, & Copland
Friday and Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021
Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Program to include: Gabriela Lena Frank, Beethoven, Schubert
Friday and Saturday, May 28 & 29, 2021
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Program to include: Wagner & Mozart
Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, 2021
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Sarah Silver Manzke, violin
Program to include: Honegger, Piazzolla, & Mozart
Pops programming will be announced at a future date.
All artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.
ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY
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.