San Antonio Symphony to honor Emilio Navaira

One-night-only performance scheduled for Jan. 31

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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Symphony has a big event scheduled for next month to honor the late Emilio Navaira.

A one-night-only performance will take place Jan. 31 at the Tobin Center. 

According to the Tobin Center's website, Navaira's songs will be played by his son's, band, and the San Antonio Symphony. 

Navaira's brother, Raulito, spoke to about the upcoming event. 

"I'm grateful to the symphony for putting on this tribute," Raulita Navaira said. "Emilio and I had performed all our songs with them back in the 90s and it was incredible experience, and now with my nephew's Emilio IV and Diego Navaira it's just going to be amazing. I'm very excited."

Tickets for "A Tribute to Emilio Navaira" are on sale now.

On Thursday, Navaira's son Diego posted on Instagram, "San Antonio, TX We’re honoring my dad in an epic way. I can’t wait to sing his music with an orchestra behind me."


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Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.