Texas judge urges community support for San Antonio Symphony

Posted on: May 25, 2016

“Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff’s ‘state of the county’ address to the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce on Friday hailed local business growth and ongoing government initiatives but placed special emphasis on the need for community support for the arts, especially the San Antonio Symphony,” writes John W. Gonzalez in Saturday’s (5/21) San Antonio Express News (Texas). “Public investment in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, including $100 million in voter-approved funds from the county, was intended to boost the local arts scene … ‘The center is doing great,’ Wolff said, citing its success in booking shows and filling seats, ‘but it was built to make sure that our performing arts will thrive here in San Antonio. So we need to step up and support them, in particular the San Antonio Symphony.’ … Wolff said more financial support is needed to help assure San Antonio’s status as a ‘great American city’ that cherishes classical music.” Said Wolff, “If you got to know [the musicians], you will find that they are some of the most talented individuals in our community, and they do an absolutely great job.”

Posted May 25, 2016