February 21st


6:30pm - 8:00pm (gates at 6:00pm)


Villa Finale's Napoleon Parlors
401 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204


"Power of a Song"

Villa Finale’s celebrated salon series, now in its fourth year, has brought local writers, academics, and politicians to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.

This year’s series, Power of a Song, will feature local artists who use their music to explore the deeply-rooted cultural traditions of San Antonio. Experience their songs in these intimate concerts and listen as they tell the stories that weave their music into the fabric of everyday San Antonio life.

Performance #1: Aaron Prado & George Prado
February 21st

Dr. Aaron Ellington Prado began classical piano study at age 7 and added formal jazz study in high school, attending the prestigious Stanford Jazz Workshop where faculty included masters like McCoy Tyner, Art Farmer, and Ray Brown. In May 2014, Prado received a Doctor of Musical Arts with jazz performance specialty from the University of Texas Austin’s Butler School of Music.

George Prado has been a bassist, band leader, and educator for more than 40 years in San Antonio. His credits include gigs with Jim Cullum’s Jazz Band, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, and Clifford Scott. George’s own jazz ensemble, The Regency Jazz Band founded in 1982, has performed at Jazz’ SAlive, and the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi.

Join us for the remaining performances in our Power of a Song series!

SOLI Chamber Ensemble
April 9th

Celebrating its 25th season this year, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has upheld its reputation for giving new voice to 20th and 21st century classical contemporary music and for its strong commitment to commissioning new works. Known for breathing life into the music of living composers, SOLI has twice been voted “Best Chamber Ensemble” by The San Antonio Current and continues to mesmerize audiences with its cutting edge performances around the country.

Ezechiel “Jac” Hernandez & Mariachi Mexica
September 5th

Mariachi Mexica is a dynamic and versatile group ranging in age from mid 20’s to early 30’s. A working group based in San Antonio, Mariachi Mexica has provided many hours of entertainment for universities, private events, masses, and many public venues. Mariachi Mexica performs weekly at Mission Concepcion’s Mariachi Mass.

BillyRay Sheppard
November 7th

BillyRay Sheppard, a saxophonist, is one of the first call smooth jazz performers in the San Antonio area, having shared his talents on stage with notable genre stars Steve Oliver, Peter White, Adam Hawley and Will Donato. He’s also performed with Roy Hargrove, Julio Iglesias, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. With his saxophone’s rich, warm, soulful tone, he has made a name for himself on the local and national music scene.

$30 per performance
$100 for the series

Tickets are non-refundable. If you would like to support Villa Finale with a ticket purchase, but are unable to attend, we would be happy to ensure that your ticket is donated. Please contact us for additional details.