Musicians of San Antonio Symphony plan to continue performing, despite bankruptcy filing and shut-down by board

Posted on: June 24, 2022

“The San Antonio Symphony may be gone, but that doesn’t mean its musicians are finished performing for the community,” writes Kathleen Petty in Tuesday’s (6/21) San Antonio Magazine (TX). “After playing three concerts this spring, the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony is making plans for a fall season in which it hopes to stage one to two performances per month, says Brian Petkovich, president of the MOSAS Performance Fund. ‘The orchestra is here. We will be on stage,’ says Petkovich, a bassoonist who joined the San Antonio Symphony in 1996. Mary Ellen Goree, MOSAS chair and violinist who was involved with negotiations with the Symphony Society, agrees and says while they are certainly disappointed with the San Antonio Symphony’s dissolution, it did not come as a surprise. The Symphony Society’s board announced June 16 that it had voted unanimously to close and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It shared the news in an email to supporters and past ticketholders and on social media but did not directly notify musicians…. Now, she says, MOSAS will work to organize the type of professional orchestra that a metropolitan area like San Antonio deserves.”