Special projects that fall under the scope of our Community Engagement Initiative include:

We Exist of and for the Community

Nothing could be more important to our mission than connecting with the diverse people of our city!  Accordingly, our Community Engagement Initiative is a multi-pronged effort that includes free-admission, full-orchestra concerts at community venues around the city as well as individual musician visits to schools, libraries, hospitals, retirement communities and more. Apart from obvious exposure to our world-class musicians and the wonders of classical and symphonic music, one major goal of our Community Engagement Initiative is to improve the quality of life for people in our city, thereby creating a stronger community for all.

Paint to Music Contest

The Paint to Music Contest of the San Antonio Symphony League “encourages children to explore the language of music and the role that classical music can play in enhancing creative expression through art.”

Announcing The 49th Annual (2023) Paint to Music Contest

Philharmonic at SAPL

As part of our innovative Community Engagement Initiative, San Antonio Philharmonic musicians visit San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) locations for special children’s presentations that include a mini-performance as well as a chance to see an instrument up close and learn about how it works.  Get to know one of our professional musicians and about the work they do, how they chose their instrument, and more.  Bring your questions—and don’t be shy!  This program is designed for children but easily enjoyed by the whole family.  

2022-2023 Philharmonic at SAPL locations and dates coming soon!

For questions about the Philharmonic at SAPL program or other Community Engagement Initiatives, please contact Jeremy Brimhall at (210) 239-3634 or education@saphil.org.

Young People’s Concert Docent Presentation Visits

In anticipation of field trips to San Antonio Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts, musicians visit attending public schools along with a volunteer docent from the San Antonio Symphony League for an interactive presentation that previews the concert music selections, cross-curricular themes and concert etiquette.  Musicians demonstrate on their instruments for students and answer questions, creating a connection that continues into the concert hall, where students are often greeted by their visiting musician and can watch them perform on stage.  

For questions about Young People’s Concert Docent Presentation Visits or other Community Engagement Initiatives, please contact Jeremy Brimhall at (210) 239-3634 or  education@saphil.org.