Sunday, November 14th, 3pm
Viva opens its season with an homage to the countryside of Spain! The orchestral version De Falla's masterful and spellbinding ballet El amor brujo will be brought to life by Alamo City Dance Company with new choreography by directors Susan Trevino and Katie Rodriguez. San Antonio guitarist Johnny Peña joins the orchestra for Rodrigo's sunny and impassioned Concierto de Aranjuez, and the afternoon concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov's exuberant Capriccio Espagnol.
De Falla: El amor brujo
Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo
Alamo City Dance Company
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Johnny Peña, guitar
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Saturday, December 18, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
McAllister Auditorium, San Antonio College
Join Viva and our collaborative partner the Alamo City Dance Company for a brand new full production of this timeless holiday favorite!
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Sunday, March 27th, 3pm
Fellowship of San Antonio
23755 Canyon Golf Rd
Viva highlights three classic stories from the orchestral repertoire that are sure delight listeners of all ages! We open the concert with Edvard Grieg's setting of Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, which includes beloved movements like "Morning Mood" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" we know you'll recognize and love! Prokofiev's film music from Lieutenant Kije follows the life of a fictitious military officer while poking fun at bureaucracy, while Ravel's charming work depicts other famous fairy tales, such as "Tom Thumb" and "Beauty and the Beast". Bring the whole family to this enchanting and fanciful afternoon of music!
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
La Jolie Garden
Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Fort Sam Houston Theater
“La Jolie Garden" featuring selections from La Corsaire, including Pas de Odalisques and Jardin Anime, as well as excerpts from Napoli. Featuring Alamo City Dance Company and Alamo City Symphony Viva, “La Jolie Garden” promises to be a beautiful tribute to Spring. Music Director and conductor of Heart of Texas Concert Band Mark Rogers will guest conduct Alamo City Symphony Viva, they will also be performing music from Creatures of Prometheus.
Sunday, June 12, 3pm
(Venue to be announced)
We end our season with a bang, highlighting three works inspired by science, death, and art! American composer Roger Zare's exciting depiction of a space shuttle launch opens our program. Carolyn True then joins the orchestra for a demonic scamper into the virtuosic world of Franz Liszt. And, what better way to conclude our season than with Mussorgsky's colorful, sweeping, and transcendent work Pictures at an Exhibition?
Carolyn True, piano
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition