A Texas city halves its orchestraNews
San Antonio, Texas, a city of 1.5 million, feels it can no longer afford a symphony orchestra.
The San Antonio Symphony, after initially demanding to cut musicians’ pay by half, now proposes to cut their numbers from 71 to 42 – barely chamber size.
The orchestra goes back to 1939. The last music director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, left in 2020.
The promo is unintentionally defeatist.