Symphony Painting to Music winners announced

San Antonio Symphony winners unveiled at Tobin Center

SAN ANTONIO – Aaron Copland's "Billy the Kid" work serves as the creative backdrop for more than 1,700 works of art by pre-K through sixth graders in the 43rd annual Paint to Music Contest sponsored by the San Antonio Symphony League.

Fifty-eight schools participated with about 200 winners in various categories. Forty-one of the art works won first place in their category. Those winners and their families received free concert tickets and art supplies.

Jeffery Brimhall serves as symphony education director and said it's a surprise each year what the kids come up with.

"Such vivid colors. I'm amazed every year at what's produced and every year it seems to be better than the last," he said.

It's a year-long project that puts art teachers and music teacher in concert. The results can be viewed Friday night at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m., and again Saturday at 8 p.m.

"All this art work will be on easels at the Tobin Center in the lobby, so when people arrive, they can see it and (when) student-artists arrive, they can be there standing next to their artwork," Brimhall said.

To learn more, visit sasymphony.org.