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Friday, October 17, 2014

Tobin Center Gets Funding to Assist Inaugural Productions

Posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:57 PM


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Courtesy of the Tobin Center of the Performing Arts

The Tobin Center for Performing Arts received $175,000 Wednesday from Bexar County to buttress the newly opened facility’s inaugural productions.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Commissioner Paul Elizondo presented the checks, which will benefit the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio and OPERA San Antonio.

“The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio each received $50,000 and Opera San Antonio received $75,000,” according to a press release.

The funds come from the hotel/motel occupancy and short-term vehicle rental taxes from the Community Venues Program.

“A city that does not have a ballet, a symphony and an opera is not a world class city,” Elizondo said. “We are providing this funding so that we can ensure the success of these three cultural treasures in their first season at the Tobin Center.”

In a similar vein, Wolff commented: “The voters overwhelmingly approved funding the construction of the Tobin, and we want to help the organizations in this facility make the best use of it.”

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