San Antonio Symphony’s performances with Ballet San Antonio’s “Nutcracker” uncertain

Posted on: April 21, 2017

“A long-time San Antonio holiday tradition may soon disappear. That tradition is the San Antonio Symphony providing the music for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker,” reports Jack Morgan on Tuesday (4/18) at Texas Public Radio (San Antonio). “Symphony CEO David Gross says they offered Ballet San Antonio a reduced rate of $150,000 for a 2-week multi-show run, but the ballet company couldn’t commit…. ‘Eventually, they came to us and said that they wouldn’t be able to hire the symphony,’ [Gross said]. Ballet San Antonio declined to speak for this story. Their web site lists The Nutcracker on consecutive weekends in November and December. Barring the San Antonio Symphony, music would have to be provided in one of two ways: the Ballet assembling individual musicians to form a small orchestra, or simply to play pre-recorded music…. Gross says there is still a slim possibility of an agreement.”

Posted April 21, 2017