Sunday, November 8th, 2020, 3pm San Antonio Botanical Gardens
An intimate set of works highlighting the various sections of the orchestra, including music by Handel, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and more.
Handel: Excerpts from Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks R. Strauss: Serenade in Eb for Winds, Op. 7 Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri Gabrieli: Sonata Pian e Forte Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltzes Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird
The Virtual Nutcracker
Ticketed Online-Only Release in December 2020
Viva’s first all-virtual ballet collaboration with the Alamo City Dance Company, featuring the company’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s time-honored masterpiece. Available online beginning in December, this unique video performance will include an excerpted storyline with choreographed scenes from around the San Antonio area with accompaniment from the musicians of Symphony Viva.
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Sunday, March 7th, 2021, 3pm
Picturesque landscapes, fantastical imagery, and stunning beauty weave this nature-themed program together. The nuance and sensuousness of Mallarme’s poetry comes to life in Debussy’s Prelude, and Symphony Viva Concertmaster Oscar Dodier joins the orchestra in Vaughan-Williams’s ravishing work The Lark Ascending. The concert concludes with one of Beethoven’s most beloved and recognizable symphonies, an elegant, whimsical, and powerful tribute to nature.
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Vaughan-Williams: The Lark Ascending Oscar Dodier, violin Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”)
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 3pm Saturday, May 29, 2021, 7pm Sunday, May 30, 2021, 3pm
Symphony Viva and the ACDA return to the stage in May of 2021 for a full production of Prokofiev’s masterful work, Cinderella.
Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 3pm
A celebration like no other, with music to match! “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss Jr.’s celebrated and endearing operetta Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) boasts one of the most famous and tuneful overtures of its kind. Pianist Carolyn True joins Viva for Beethoven’s monumental fifth piano concerto, and our season concludes with Respighi’s stunningly beautifully and epically hair-raising tone poem Pines of Rome, a set of four vignettes of the famed Italian city.
J. Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major (“Emperor”) Respighi: Pines of Rome