San Antonio Symphony On The Brink

The latest North American orchestra crisis appears to be heading for a flashpoint in south Texas, where the San Antonio Symphony board is preparing to make a presentation to its musicians today, laying out the cuts the board believes will be necessary to save the financially strapped ensemble. One board member insists that layoffs and payroll cuts are not on the table, but another is ominously quoted as saying, “I think there’s some people who feel, ‘Go ahead and let the symphony fail. It will come back as a smaller orchestra. San Antonio can’t afford this full-service orchestra.'”