The 2018 Season
welcomes you to beautiful, historic Main plaza for another great year of san antonio|the saga, video/art projection. This GRAND PINNACLE AWARD WINNER will captivate you with its beauty and historical content.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, you can see this incredible projection on Main plaza tuesday, friday, saturday and sunday at 9:00pm, 9:30pm and 10:00pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAN ANTONIO|THE SAGA, READ BELOW... ALSO, BELOW YOU WILL SEE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND OUR AWARD WINNING PROMOTIONAL AD!
Coming in 2018... a weeklong celebration of San Antonio|The Saga with French Artist Xavier de Richemont on the plaza for meet & greets, book signings and other activities! Share in the celebration of his birthday on June 13! This week will prove to be an exciting and funfilled time on historic, Main Plaza!
2nd ANNIVERSARY OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA JUNE 11, 2016 at 6:00pm. ARTIST XAVIER DE RICHEMONT WILL BE ON THE PLAZA FOR BOOK SIGNINGS OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA BOOK.
TIENDA CORAZON, Main Plaza Conservancy's OFFICIAL gift shop will have its GRAND OPENING and Dedication as part of this celebration. music performances by PATRICIA VONNE WITH ROBERT LAROCHE AND RICK DEL CASTILLO, MARIACHI CORAZON DE SAN ANTONIO under the direction of Dr. Rachel cruz, los blue notes featuring benny harp.
we will also be celebrating Xavier de richemont's birthday with cake for everyone!!
You won't want to miss the fun!! Saturday, june 11 at 6pm... let the fun begin.
1st ANNIVERSARY OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA- JUNE 13, 2015 6P-9P
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
- 6:00pm 9:00pm 18:00 21:00
COME CELEBRATE SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, then sit back and view our International Award winning Video/Art projection at 9:00pm, 9:30pm and 10:00pm!
Food, live music, AND fun!!!
Special music by living legends
Tish Hinojosa and Flaco Jimenez
FEATURING SPECIAL SONGS BY tISH AND fLACO AS A DUO!!
and Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio!!
This is the summer event you don't want to miss!!!
San Antonio | The Saga - Named Best of the City by San Antonio Magazine-2015
MAIN PLAZA CONSERVANCY
THE DRURY PLAZA HOTEL-RIVERWALK
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT:
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL/ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO
Clear Channel Outdoors
time warner cable
MOSES JEWELERS - STONE OAK
UNIVISION - SPANISH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO XAVIER DE RICHEMONT!!!!
NOTICE.... SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA WILL NOT BE SHOWN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DURING 2015... PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE OTHER REGULARLY SCHEDULED DATES.
APRIL 21-26, 2015 NO SHOWING FIESTA SAN FERNANDO ON MAIN PLAZA
MAY 17, 2015 10PM SHOWING ONLY
DECEMBER 11, 2015 NO SHOWING
DECEMBER 20, 2015 9:30PM AND 10PM SHOWING ONLY
2015 Best of the City by san Antonio magazine - February 2015
Top Must-do For Your Out-of-town Guests
“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
We love the Alamo, but we have a new favorite stop on our tourist to-dos—actually, for everyone’s to-dos. See the San Fernando Cathedral like never before during this 24-minute show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today. Crowds have gathered four nights a week since its debut in June for a one-of-a-kind experience. Show times are 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 115 N. Main Ave., 210-225-9800, mainplaza.org
SAN ANTONIO|THE SAGA WILL BE PROGRAMMED AT ITS USUAL AND NORMAL SCHEDULE THROUGHOUT 2015 EVERY TUESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY 9PM, 9:30PM, & 10PM
SAN ANTONIO|THE SAGA
On June 13, 2014, San Antonio debuted “San Antonio|The Saga,” a captivating video art installation on the magnificent façade of San Fernando Cathedral. Created by renowned French Artist, Xavier de Richemont, this 7,000-sq.-ft. projection with custom choreographed music in surround sound will narrate the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio. Now the seventh-largest city in the nation, San Antonio is a pivotal location in the story and identity of the United States and North America.
“San Antonio|The Saga,” is going to command attention and welcome the world to visit and experience a historic San Antonio destination, Main Plaza,” noted Jane Pauley-Flores, Executive Director of Main Plaza Conservancy.
This 24-minute journey will be renowned painter and video artist Xavier de Richemont’s first outdoor video art installation in the United States. His public installations can be seen in France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, Canada, and soon, Main Plaza.
“This is more astonishing than I imagined,” acclaimed Marise McDermott, President & CEO Witte Museum. “To change the tenor, shape and reality of the façade is amazing. To challenge the understanding of an iconic cathedral into a universe of art is breathtaking.”
Originally built between 1738 and 1755, San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest operating sanctuary in North America. It sits in Main Plaza, the heart of historic San Antonio. Main Plaza is the ideal location for this story to be told as it is one of only four colonial plazas left in the United States, and the only one with a cathedral.
“We are very enthusiastic about our involvement in this project with the Main Plaza Conservancy”, stated Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller. “We gladly bless this effort and give our overwhelming support to San Antonio|The Saga video art installation.”
This breathtaking artistic representation will become a recurring event on Main Plaza that visitors and residents alike can experience. Opening events are free and open to the public.
When: Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Show Times: 9p, 9:30p, 10p
Seating: We invite you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets from home (optional).
Where: Main Plaza, home of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hosted by: Main Plaza Conservancy
***Schedule is tentative and is subject to change
ABOUT THE SAGA
“San Antonio|The Saga” is presented by Main Plaza Conservancy with the generous support of public and private institutions, individuals and the City of San Antonio. To learn more about San Antonio’s historic and artistic offerings, explore www.visitsanantonio.com.
Here's a glimpse of what you will learn about:
San Antonio|THE SAGA, original and unique video narration coming to historic Main Plaza, also known as the "People's Plaza"
Project unveiled Friday, June 13, 2014;
Video Art projection to cover 7,000 sq. ft. of light, color and visual narration projected onto the majestic facade of San Fernando Cathedral;
A 24 minute journey through the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio, our wonderful Lone Star State, and United States history;
Destination for residents, South Texans, national, and international visitors;
Video Art Installation will be shown starting 2014 thru 2024.
Schedule of Video Art show times starting Friday, June 13, 2014
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Xavier de Richemont is a French painter born in 1959 in Algeria. He currently lives and works in Paris, France. He studied painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Aix-en-Provence (France). He worked closely for the theater and the opera with artists such as Robert Wilson, David Salle and Andy de Groat.Xavier de Richemont has designed many monumental video installations worldwide. He signed in 2012 the opening of the Grand Maya Museum of Merida (Mexico) with a founding work in the Maya World.
Xavier participated in many events of Contemporary Video Art in the United States and Canada and more generally on the American continent, especially in Mexico, where he is preparing a major speech on the pyramids of Chichen Itza in 2013 and the archaeological sites of Tulum and Xochicalco. His work also leads the edge of the Caucasus, where he is preparing a major facility for a new museum in Baku Azerbaijani.
Xavier works in traits and lyrical movements, working on the slow mixing and abstraction congruent with narration and music which is projected in each video. His continued search for contemporary video writing coupled with his stage experience, temperament, and his talent as a video composer make him the most sought after artist in the world.