Palmetto Center for the Arts

SPRING 2020 Calendar of Events


January 21 - February 29 • In-Camera: Fugitive Processes

 Art Exhibit

Featuring work by Sara Fields, Cosby Lindquist, and Desiree Schanding

Palmetto Center for the Arts
Exhibition Dates: January 21 - February 29, 2020

In-Camera: Fugitive Processes presents recent works by Northwest Vista College photography faculty Sara Fields, Cosby Lindquist and Desiree Schanding. Artworks represent wide-ranging experimental photographic processes that explore the structure and meaning of the photographic image itself. Sara Fields investigates contemporary understandings of memory and its relationship to the malleable mind through the physicality of a photograph. Desiree Schanding’s work isolates and reveals the hidden mask of digital mark-making present in the retouching processes of commercial portrait work. Cosby Lindquist creates complex paper landscapes to explore how the single point perspective of the camera lens alters the depiction of space within the photographic image.

March 23 - April 25 • The Sililcon Valley Codex by Michael Menchaca

The Silicon Valley Codex
Michael Menchaca

Curated by Rachael Bower

March 23 - April 25, 2020

Info Coming Soon

April 2 • Cosmic Art Night

The NVC Fine & Performing Arts Department presents Cosmic Art Night! Materials and studios glow under ultraviolet lights creating a surreal, dreamy vibe while you explore the arts of ceramics, drawing, printmaking, music and dance. Professors and students will demonstrate the potter’s wheel, dance moves, and screen printing techniques on paper. Bring your own t-shirt to silkscreen on. All additional materials provided.

Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, and families! All ages! No experience necessary!

Thursday, April 2 from 7pm-9pm
Palmetto Center for the Arts
Free Admission

May 4 - August 28 • Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

 Curated by Esteban Delgado


May 2 • Vista Dances - NVC Repertory Dance Ensemble in Concert

Vista Dances features original choreography by Faculty & Students. The NVC Repertory Dance Ensemble will perform original work by Spring 2020 Dance Artist-in-Residence TBA.

Saturday, May 2 at 8pm
Palmetto Theatre

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

May 9 • ExtravaDanza

Recital showcasing all Spring 2020 NVC dance classes
Presented by the NVC Dance Program
Directed by Jayne King

Performance features ballet, jazz, ballroom, swing, modern and contemporary styles.

Saturday, May 9
Palmetto Theatre



February 27, 28, 29, March 5, 6, 7, 8 • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
The Comedy of Errors

Directed by Mellissa Marlowe

Synopsis Coming Soon

February 27, 28, 29 / March 5, 6, & 7 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm
Palmetto Theatre

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

The Palmetto Box Office opens for ticket sales one hour before curtain time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Free admission with valid student I.D.

April 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 3 • Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

NVC Drama Program presents

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Michelle Pietri

THE STORY: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. 

Black Box Theatre
Palmetto Center for the Arts

April 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
& Sunday matinee, May 3 at 2:30pm

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

NVC students enjoy 2-for-1 student tickets on opening night.


February 12-15 • All-State Choir Camp

Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir Concert

February 15 at 7:30pm
Location: Stars at Night Ballroom at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

February 24 • Choir Clinic: Dr. Suzanne Pierce

Choir Clinic with Dr. Suzanne Pence

Monday, February 24
Time: 12:30-1:45pm
Location: Recital Hall PCA 107

March 24 • Jack Stone Award for New Music

Jack Stone Award for New Music
Special Guest Tetractys New Music

Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Free Admission

Info Coming Soon

March 24 • Spring Workshop: NATS South Texas Spring Audition Preparation

Spring Workshop: NATS South Texas Spring Audition Preparation with Professor Darlene Wiley

Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00am-2:30pm
Recital Hall PCA 107

April 7 • Lux Musicae Chamber Ensemble

Lux Musicae Chamber Ensemble:
Mostly Texas Composers

Tuesday, April 7
7:30 pm
Palmetto Theatre
Free Admission

Info on performers coming soon.

April 20 • NxNVC: NVC Instrumental Chamber Ensemble

NxNVC Spring 2020
presents the
NVC Instrumental Chamber Ensemble
Directed by Emmanuel Godoy

Monday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 21 • NVC Faculty Recital and Guest Artist Recital: Eden Piano Ensemble

NxNVC Spring 2020
NVC Faculty and Guest Artist Recital

One Step Closer: Joy of Collaboration of Classical Music
with Eden Piano Ensemble

One Step Closer: Joy of Collaboration of Classical Music is Dr. Minkyung Lee’s voice art project, where she believes in the beauty behind classical music and the many benefits of listening to classical songs for younger generations. NVC’s dance faculty, Brittany Lopez, has been partnered with this voice art project since 2018.

Dr. Lee invites Austin-based Eden Piano Ensemble, founded by Esther Jukyung Kim, Hwayoung Lee, and Insung Park - alumni of the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. The Eden Piano Ensemble opens the program with Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy with four hands and additional dazzling vocal repertoires including Ave Maria by Schubert, Vocalise by Rachmaninov, and a piano solo, Rigoletto Paraphrase by Liszt. Brahms’s famous song cycle, Acht Zigeunerlider, will be performed by NVC’s voice faculty, soprano Minkyung Lee. NVC Music department welcomes Eden Piano Ensemble as guest artists presenting a program of joyful collaboration with soprano Minkyung Lee and contemporary dancer, Brittany Lopez.

Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Free Admission

April 22 • NxNVC: NVC Concert Choir & Solo Performances

NVC Concert Choir and Solo Performances
Directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee

Dream Community: Make Our Garden Grow Together

Dr. Minkyung Lee will conduct the NVC Concert Choir featuring choral masterpieces with the compelling theme of Dream Community: Make Our Garden Grow Together. Captivating lyrics will fill every heart with beautiful contemporary hymns and songs beyond the original empirical richness of the work. With impressive vocal moments and exquisite lyrics to deliver messages from both Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and prayers from “Psalm 56,” NVC Concert Choir will harmonize a well-crafted arrangement of A Capella, Dream and When I Fall in Love. The masterfully polished gems, Father of Light, This is The Dream, and I Will Rise and more are in the program. A message of growth and community is exemplified in Make Our Garden Grow, the finale from Candide by Leonard Bernstein.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 23 • NxNVC: Vista Jazz Ensemble & Student-Led Combos

NxNVC 2020
presents the Vista Jazz Ensemble and Student-Led Combos

Directed by Dr. Aaron Prado

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 22 • Master Class by Dr. Shandro

Master Class by Dr. Shandro:
The Singer’s Guide to Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Monday, April 27 at 12:30pm
Recital Hall PCA 107

Dr. Shandro holds degrees in Theatre, Voice Performance, Opera, and Vocal Pedagogy, has performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Russia, and has taught at several Texas Universities, including St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she currently resides. She specializes in Slavic music, and in contemporary music styles, including classical, commercial, and musical theatre, and has sung world premieres of Song Cycles, Operas, and Musical Theatre works. Additionally, she has served as director and music director for opera, operetta, and musical theatre works.  She is currently developing an online music analysis and song study course for university-level musical theatre students, to be released later this year.

Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

April 29 • Master Class by Dr. Lee: Vocal Clinic for Advanced Singers

Master Class by Dr. Lee:
Vocal Clinic for Advanced Singers

Wednesday, April 29 @11:00am-2:00pm
Recital Hall PCA 107

May 4 • NVC Honors Recital

NVC Honors Recital
Directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee

Monday, May 4 @12:30pm
Recital Hall PCA 107

May 6 • Concert Choir Outdoor Performance

Concert Choir Outdoor Performance
Directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee

Wednesday, May 6 @12:30pm

About Palmetto 

The Palmetto Center for the Arts opened in 2009 as a product of community leadership, vision and unwavering determination to bring fine and performing arts to the Northwest area of San Antonio. The arts complex offers the finest facility and programs to those who join us in celebrating the arts.

The fine and performing arts programs at Northwest Vista College engage students and enrich their skills needed to give life to creative impulses—on stage, in the studio, and in the concert hall. Our emerging artists interact and learn from community professionals and visiting artists from across the country and abroad. 

Our Goal

We believe that the arts have always been and always will be a meaningful force in human life. Northwest Vista College is dedicated to making the arts a living presence within our neighboring communities. Art lovers who support the development of artists help to enrich the human experience. 

Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate existing works and create new masterpieces that will grip the heart and thrill the mind. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry. 


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We are excited to welcome you, your family and friends to the Palmetto Center for the Arts!

The Palmetto Box Office generally opens for ticket sales 1 hour before a production/event start time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

How can I purchase event tickets?

We accept cash and credit cards at the Box office.

ACD students, faculty and staff enjoy $5.00 Admission.
All students (K-12 and Higher Education) enjoy $5.00 Admission.

Please check the Palmetto Calendar of Events listing for specific ticket sales on each event as the price varies for general admission. Some events have free admission.

Everyone attending a performance must have a ticket for admission into the theatre, including infants. Due to fire safety regulation, strollers are not allowed inside the theatre.

May I bring food and drinks with me to the show?

Food and drinks are not allowed inside the theatres. Occasionally, student or faculty/staff organizations provide or sell concessions in the lobby. We ask that you please refrain from bringing any food or drink inside the theatres. Thank you.

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