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The San Antonio Symphony Fiesta Pops
It’s Fiesta time and the San Antonio Symphony is getting in the spirit. This weekend kicks off Fiesta Pops, the annual showcase of music and dance, at the beautiful Tobin Center.
The San Antonio Symphony, led by conductor Akiko Fujimoto, performs traditional music from Mexico and Latin America and brings in special guests. Mariachi Campanas de America return to the Fiesta Pops stage, but this year they’ll perform a special tribute to Chente himself, Vicente Fernandez.
In addition to the symphony and mariachis, 13-year-old Tejano artist Isabel Marie Sanchez will also perform. You may have seen her on La Voz Kids on Telemundo or sing the national anthem at a Spurs game. She’s the newest protégé from the Quintanilla family (yes THAT Quintanilla family) and just released her first album.
Dancers from Guadalupe Dance Company will also take the stage to perform dances from throughout Mexico. Last year we were treated to dances from Jalisco, Veracruz, the north of Mexico and much more.
While the show makes a great date night out, it’s also good for families. Last year, my then 5-year-old son loved it and I’m so glad to be able to take him to see this great show again thanks to my friends at the San Antonio Symphony. I hope to see you there!
Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect from the show:
And because this is an official Fiesta event, at 6 p.m. before Friday’s Fiesta Pops performance, come and enjoy a Fiesta Medal Extravaganza where you can buy, sell or trade Fiesta medals. You can even pick up this year’s San Antonio Symphony official Fiesta medal. As you shop, you’ll be entertained by the little dancers of the Guadalupe Academy and the amazing ladies of Mariachi Mujeres Divinas from Sumerset, Texas who will be on from 6 to 7:30.
What’s more, you can see it all for FREE thanks to the San Antonio Symphony’s outdoor simulcast on Friday night. At 8 p.m., the same time as the indoor performance, the symphony will broadcast the entire performance on the 30-foot wall of the Tobin Center River Walk Plaza. Bring blankets, chair and get comfortable. No outside food or drinks will be allowed, and pets will need to stay at home. But the event is sure to be a blast.
Tickets for the indoor live performance start at $15, but again, the simulcast is FREE. The live concert will also repeat Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m.Tickets can be purchased at the Tobin Center Box Office by calling (210) 223-8624 or visiting tobincenter.org. Fiesta medals will be available for purchase for $10 on site.
Enter for a chance to win a four pack of tickets to Friday night’s Fiesta Pops performance. Head over to Modern Tejana’s Instagram page for more details and to enter to win!
A winner will be selected Thursday night and must confirm acceptance of tickets by Friday 10 A.M. Good luck!
Image of the Guadalupe Dance Academy courtesy of Richard Vasquez.