The Music Plays On: How San Antonio Saved Its Symphony

“We will end the season in the black. And we will go forward next year with a fabulous season.”

By Jack MorganMarch 19, 2018 10:09 am,

From Texas Public Radio:

As the San Antonio Symphony’s season continues, just a few short weeks ago, its situation was dire.

It was just late December, when symphony musicians had only days to negotiate a contract extension, which was set to run out at the end of the year.

At the time, symphony musician and negotiator Brian Petkovich was stunned at the lack of progress.

“I don’t even know that they’re playing hardball at the moment. They’re just not playing,” he said.

A few days later, fellow musician Craig Sorgi said things took a turn for the worse.

“This city no longer has an orchestra as of Monday morning. And I don’t know when it’s coming back,” he said.

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