San Antonio Symphony’s return to Tobin Center, with reduced audience plus live-streaming

Posted on: February 8, 2021

“It’s been 11 months since the last San Antonio Symphony performance, but they’re back onstage,” writes Jack Morgan in Wednesday’s (2/3) Texas Public Radio. “And Guest Conductor Troy Peters’ excitement was palpable…. ‘They’re performing with a smaller orchestra, extra space on stage, with masks. But they are really excited about being back and in the Tobin Center,’ he said. His Wednesday morning guest conducting stint had a specific purpose: … ‘to do the tune up and get the orchestra back into its setup on stage and getting used to things that are different from the way they normally work,’ Peters said. ‘And they sound great.’ … Peters said [musicians] won’t be the only ones spread out. The Tobin Center’s moveable seating allows for made-to-order seating styles. ‘They actually have the seat set up with extra space between the rows,’ Peters said. ‘And the hall is set up to accommodate just 275 people so everybody can have plenty of space and everybody who’s present will have a safe environment.’ Peters also said … The Saturday concert is available for live streaming.” David Danzmayr conducted the orchestra’s first public concerts for its return to the Tobin Center on February 5 and 6.