The board of directors of the San Antonio Philharmonic, an orchestra created in 2022 as a successor to the San Antonio Symphony, has taken « the landmark step of naming an executive director », a press release says. Its choice, Roberto Treviño, is an architect in private practice and former three-term District 1 City Council member. He served on the Philharmonic board during its inaugural season.

“We are excited to name Roberto Treviño as our first executive director,” said Philharmonic board chair Brian Petkovich. “His passion, dedication, and wealth of knowledge about the arts, the orchestra and the city make him the right person to build on our success.

“Roberto served on the City-County Symphony Transformation Task Force when in office as the District 1 Councilperson and has been an active member of the board of directors over the past year. We welcome him to this new role and look forward to his leadership.”

During his tenure as a council member representing the city’s urban core, Treviño was known for his commitment to creative problem solving and his unwavering support for the arts. As chair of the Arts and Culture Committee, he led the development and implementation of numerous initiatives and policies aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the city, with a particular emphasis on promoting dignity and compassion in the community.

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