Roberto Treviño looks to build strong foundation for San Antonio Philharmonic
From San Antonio Report – Photo by Scott Ball –
After a successful inaugural season, the San Antonio Philharmonic orchestra begins its second season Sept. 22 with its first executive director, Roberto Treviño, in place. Hired in June, the architect and former city councilman said he recognizes the Philharmonic’s musicians as inheritors of the 83-year history of the former San Antonio Symphony and feels empowered to realize his vision of building connections with the orchestra’s diverse community.
In late August, he gave the San Antonio Report a tour of the orchestra’s new Westside headquarters in the Promesa building, just across the street from the Jesse Treviño La Veladora tile mural on the side of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center overlooking Guadalupe Street.
Treviño began the tour in the reception area of the new offices, which he said would be used as the orchestra’s box office. Next, he pointed to the conference room, stacked high with hundreds of large green file boxes that hold the entirety of the former San Antonio Symphony’s music library, rescued by an SA Phil donor just as it was about to be auctioned off during the symphony’s bankruptcy proceedings.