San Antonio bloggers give away tickets to the San Antonio Symphony's 75th anniversary concert

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the Symphony’s 75th anniversary concert. All opinions are mine. Photos, courtesy of the San Antonio Symphony.

It’s true: I’m partial to our local orchestra. After my internship there during college, the San Antonio Symphony hired me as their marketing manager. The three years I spent promoting one of San Antonio’s most prestigious and longest-running arts organizations is, to this day, a highlight of my career.

Working at a nonprofit often requires you to wear many hats and to embrace unique opportunities not always found at entry-level jobs. I thrived under the guidance of my boss and mentor, Covita Moroney. I honed my marketing and PR skills, working on tight deadlines with even tighter budgets. And I wrote, produced, and directed a five-part series about the history of the San Antonio Symphony that ran on KLRN back in 1995 (I still have the VHS tape recordings – want to see them?!?).

I’ll be forever grateful that my first job out of school was one that taught me to think on my feet, to roll with the punches and twist them to an advantage, and to envision challenges as opportunities.

But my time at the San Antonio Symphony gave me something else too: a love and appreciation for classical music and the talented musicians who create it.

With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.”
– Venezuelan conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel

On Saturday, June 14, the San Antonio Symphony celebrates 75 years of building better citizens in the Alamo City with a special anniversary concert featuring virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell.

San Antonio bloggers are celebrating the Symphony’s momentous anniversary by sharing details about the pre- and post-concert festivities, the history of the San Antonio Symphony over the last 75 years, and telling the fascinating story of guest violinist Joshua Bell’s rare violin. And, some of the bloggers are giving away tickets for the June 14 concert!

Over at San Antonio Charter Moms, Inga shares the history of our 75-year-old orchestra in her interview with Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing{TICKET GIVEAWAY}

Veronica, with Seven Lovely Things, focuses on the San Antonio Symphony’s educational outreach over the years. {TICKET GIVEAWAY}

San Antonio’s in-the-know blogger, Heather, at Geekettebits, has your details about a pre-concert dinner at the St. Anthony Hotel and the VIP reception that caps an unforgettable evening of music and celebration.

Melanie, with ¿Qué? Means What?, interviews the San Antonio Symphony’s Associate Conductor, Akiko Fujimoto, asking her about the orchestra’s recent Fiesta Pops concert and her decision to bring classical and Latin music together. {TICKET GIVEAWAY}

And, over at The Rivard Report, Jim Berg explains the history behind, and the thefts of, violinist Joshua Bell’s remarkable $4 million 1713 Stradivarius violin. Bell will play his famous instrument when he joins the San Antonio Symphony on the stage of the Majestic Theatre for this 75th anniversary concert – something you won’t want to miss!

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Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell performs at the San Antonio Symphony's 75th anniversary concert