Dear Friends and Fellow Music-Lovers,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Alamo City Symphony Viva’s 2023-2024 season, the orchestra’s seventh year of music-making! Viva will present six unique performances that are sure to inspire, excite, and uplift you.
This season’s symphonic series highlights the breadth and depth of the Classical and Mariachi traditions. Our September program, entitled “Homeland”, explores works by Smetana, Elgar, and Sibelius in the context of their cultural and national identities. In November, we are honored to welcome the nationally renowned Mariachi ensemble Campanas de America in what is sure to be a thrilling collaboration.
Speaking of collaboration...March’s program presents two choral-orchestral masterworks from the French tradition with the incredible San Antonio Choral Society and their Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Jennifer Seighman. We finish the season next June with Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and Elgar’s monumental Enigma Variations. Along the way, we welcome back two exquisite soloists: mezzo soprano Jacquelyn Matava and pianist Ta Wei Tsai.
We anchor each season around two wonderful collaborations with our Alamo City Arts artistic partner, the Alamo City Dance Company. No season would be complete without our full production of The Nutcracker, complete with live orchestra, stunning costumes, and exciting young onstage talent. And, in May, we look forward to presenting a double bill of classic children’s tales.
Thanks to you, our devoted patrons, we continue to grow our audiences and artistic scope each concert season. Please click the "Tickets for Performances" link below or the “Symphony Viva” tab at the top of the page to explore our season, productions, repertoire, and guest artists.
We look forward to seeing you next month (September 24th) for our first performance and welcoming you to another fantastic season of deep music-making, collaboration, thrilling soloists, and enduring musical memories!
Joseph T. Kneer
Music Director and Conductor
Alamo City Symphony Viva