SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA BOOK IS HERE AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT $39.99.  POST CARDS OF THE SAGA AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 EACH. PLEASE CALL 225-9800 OR EMAIL INFO@MAINPLAZA.ORG TO ORDER YOURS.   

 

SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA BOOK IS HERE AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT $39.99. 

POST CARDS OF THE SAGA AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 EACH.

PLEASE CALL 225-9800 OR EMAIL INFO@MAINPLAZA.ORG TO ORDER YOURS. 

 

2nd ANNIVERSARY OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA COMING JUNE 11 & 12, 2016.  ARTIST XAVIER DE RICHEMONT WILL BE ON THE PLAZA FOR BOOK SIGNINGS OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA BOOK.  WATCH FOR UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS EVENT...

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1st ANNIVERSARY OF SAN ANTONIO | THE SAGA-  JUNE 13, 2015 6P-9P

SAN ANTONIO|THE SAGA

  • Saturday, June 13, 2015
  • 6:00pm 9:00pm 18:00 21:00
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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

SPONSORED BY: 

MAIN PLAZA CONSERVANCY

GOLDSBURY FOUNDATION

THE DRURY PLAZA HOTEL-RIVERWALK

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT:

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO

BEXAR COUNTY

SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL/ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Clear Channel Outdoors

Univision

time warner cable

EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIPS:

MOSES JEWELERS - STONE OAK

UNIVISION - SPANISH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO XAVIER DE RICHEMONT!!!!

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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

UPDATED 4/8/15

 

 

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.

SHOWTIME INFORMATION

When: Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Show Times: 9p, 9:30p, 10p

Admission: FREE

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. 

www.xavier-de-richemont.com 

 

PARKING

On Main Plaza, all events are free and open to the public. Free weekend parking is available for Main Plaza visitors at one of two Frost Bank street-level parking lots Friday nights 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays & Sundays 8 a.m. to midnight. Downtown Tuesday offers Free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

WHERE TO STAY

Our partners at the Drury Plaza Hotel offer special rates with balcony views of San Antonio|The Saga. For more information please visit their website embedded below. Enjoy your stay! 

http://www.druryhotels.com/DruryDeals.aspx?DealId=12016170