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San Antonio Symphony

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2022

Jul 6, 2022

Although the San Antonio Symphony has dissolved, the musicians plan to perform this fall as they pivot to the future. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2022

The Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony work to revive the orchestra, this time with a viable future. Read more here.

Jun 25, 2022

After the dissolution of the San Antonio Symphony, former members and supporters try to find a path forward. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2022

As the San Antonio Symphony announced their plan to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the musicians plan to keep the music going via their own concerts. Read more here.

May 29, 2022

Season finale or final season? The fate of the San Antonio Symphony is in limbo as negotiations collapse. Read more here.

May 17, 2022

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony continue to produce concerts to keep classical music present in their community. Read more here.

May 5, 2022

San Antonio Symphony Musicians call off federal mediation with the Symphony Society of San Antonio. Read more here.

Apr 29, 2022

What will it take to secure the future of the San Antonio Symphony? Daniel Beckley, executive director of the Kansas City Symphony, encourages San Antonio to continue to push to save the San Antonio Symphony: Symphonies are economic drivers for cities as companies look for strong support for the arts in communities. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2022

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony stand in solidarity as their strike enters its sixth month. Read more here.

Mar 6, 2022

Community members worked together to provide an opportunity for the San Antonio Symphony musicians to perform for the first time since the strike began in September 2021. Read more here.

Feb 21, 2022

The musicians of the San Antonio Symphony will perform independent concerts March 3-4. Read more here.

Feb 15, 2022

San Antonio Symphony musicians and management meet with a federal mediator in an effort to break the stalemate in negotiations. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2022

Click here to read how some San Antonio Symphony musicians are keeping their lights on during the ongoing strike.

Jan 28, 2022

San Antonio Symphony musicians and management set negotiations with mediator. Read more here.

Jan 12, 2022

Striking musicians propose a new offer to the San Antonio Symphony. Read more here.

2021

Dec 24, 2021

San Antonio Symphony musicians spread joy to a part of the world that needs it. Read more here.

Dec 17, 2021

As the strike continues, San Antonio Symphony musicians play on — elsewhere. Read more here.

Dec 4, 2021

We are constantly struggling because the priorities are not set right in San Antonio. But now is the time to change the pattern. It's now or never. Former San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing, regarding the ongoing SAS strike. Read more here.

Nov 28, 2021

Houston musicians protest alongside San Antonio Symphony musicians over SAS contract dispute. Read more here.

Nov 21, 2021

I cannot sit on stage in my chair knowing that 26 of my colleagues lost their jobs just so I could hold onto two-thirds of mine. Mary Ellen Goree, Committee Chair/San Antonio Symphony Musicians. Read more here.

Nov 10, 2021

Further concert cancellations cloud the near future of the San Antonio Symphony. Read more here.

Nov 6, 2021

Still on strike: Gulf between San Antonio Symphony musicians and management widens. Read more here.

Nov 2, 2021

The San Antonio Symphony was to have held its first performances of the season by now. Instead, its musicians are a month into a strike over unilaterally imposed contract terms they call unfair and detrimental to the orchestra. Read more here.

Oct 31, 2021

San Antonio Symphony Society cancels striking musicians' health insurance. Read more here.

Oct 28, 2021

The Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony file labor charge while ICSOM orchestras rally support. Read more here.

Oct 24, 2021

It is obvious that the Symphony Society cannot present concerts without an orchestra on the stage. It should also be obvious that the musicians cannot reasonably be expected to present another proposal to the Symphony Society as long as the SSA’s own 'last, best, and final' terms remain imposed. Mary Ellen Goree, Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony Chair. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

San Antonio Symphony musicians picket management's office. Read more here.

Sep 30, 2021

ICSOM has issued a Call to Action to support the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony who are on strike as of September 27, 2021. Click here for more information.

Sep 27, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony go on strike for the first time since 1985. My colleagues and I refuse to be complicit in destroying the orchestra and betraying our colleagues by removing their jobs and benefits. Mary Ellen Goree, Committee Chair. Read more here.

Sep 24, 2021

Click here to read the Op-Ed in the San Antonio Report by ICSOM Chairperson Meredith Snow in support of the San Antonio Symphony musicians.

Sep 22, 2021

Investing in the arts means good business. Click here to read how the San Antonio Symphony helped generate $222 million in annual employment income between 2000 and 2010.

Sep 20, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony unanimously reject management’s new cost-cutting contract. Read more here.

Sep 15, 2021

The San Antonio Symphony proposes cutting the size of its orchestra by almost half. Read more here.

Aug 30, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony characterize the proposed 2021-22 season base salary of $17,710, dropped from the originally-agreed upon $35,774 annual salary, as poverty-level wages. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2021

San Antonio Symphony returns to the Tobin Center this weekend. Read more here.

2020

Nov 27, 2020

San Antonio Symphony to resume performance schedule in 2021, introduce streaming options. Read more here.

Nov 21, 2020

The San Antonio Symphony announces their classical lineup and safety measures for a shortened 2020-21 season. Read more here.

Jul 23, 2020

San Antonio Symphony cancels fall concerts because of coronavirus safety concerns. Read more here.

Jun 13, 2020

San Antonio Symphony Music Director shares how orchestras can survive the coronavirus. Read more here.

May 6, 2020

San Antonio Symphony set to take the stage September 25th. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

San Antonio Symphony releases virtual performance on YouTube. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus concerns drive the cancellation of San Antonio Symphony’s season. Read more here.

2019

Dec 8, 2019

Taxpayers pitch in $350,000 for San Antonio Symphony. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2019

San Antonio Symphony musicians will see pay increase as organization continues to resurrect finances. Read more here.

Aug 23, 2019

San Antonio Symphony renews confidence with a multi-year musician contract. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2019

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing will step down in 2020 and has issued a $100,000 challenge grant. Read more here.

2018

Nov 16, 2018

San Antonio Symphony names Corey Cowart as its new Executive Director. Read more here.

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