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 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.
Free Community Concerts & Events
These events range in size from one musician to the full orchestra with soloists. The locations, prices, and times will vary.
Our Partner Programs
Experience children’s presentations with a mini-performance and a chance to learn how instruments work.
Explore the language of music and how classical music can enhance creative expression through art.
SA Phil musicians visit public schoools with a SA Symphony League volunteer docent or an interactive presentation.
Learn More About Our Latest Community Events
The 2022-23 season’s Young People’s Concerts have reached over 26,000 students across almost 200 schools and 22 school districts. These students engage in provided cross-curricular activities in their music classrooms where they learn about the music they will hear at…
Please join us for this great free Cinco de Mayo performance at the Batalia de Puebla.
¡Adelante Juntos! Announcing the Old Spanish Trail Cultural Corridor, brought to us by the Texas Commission on the Arts. The San Antonio Philharmonic is performing with guest artists to kick off the Old Spanish Trail Cultural Corridor series with local…
The Alamo City’s once-legendary symphony officially collapsed last year. But its musicians have continued to play—in a big downtown Baptist church, under famous visiting conductors and to enthusiastic audiences. Read more here.
The musicians of the San Antonio Philharmonic have reached their first collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) union Local 23. Texas Observer reporter Gus Bova tweeted about the agreement on Tuesday, and the musicians’ ratification was later confirmed by Brian Petkovich, bassoonist…
It’s chill and starless in downtown San Antonio on symphony night. Just past the Express-News offices and across from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, I arrive at the century-old First Baptist Church building. The ushers’ faces light up as the…