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Nicky Diamonds is a country singer and songwriter from San Antonio. This session features the artist and his music solo with an acoustic guitar. It's like his own version of 'Live at the Old Quarter.' Live from San Antone at the Lonesome Rose. Made possible by Period Modern.
This classical ensemble is tuned in to today's headlines
The Apollo Chamber Players in Houston, Texas, create concerts in response to book banning, the refugee crisis, the war in Gaza and other world events. Thousands of people attend their performances.
Rediscovering the rigor of composers Julia Perry and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
A new album, American Counterpoints, reasserts the importance of two 20th century Black composers whose work has been neglected.
A story of Jewish Shanghai, told through music
A fictional tale of the real-life Jewish community in Shanghai during World War II — with a cross-cultural love story at its heart — is premiering at the New York Philharmonic on Thursday.
Preview 'El Conquistador,' Nathan Felix's new opera about Hernán Cortés
Composer Nathan Felix and cast members of "El Conquistador" stopped by TPR to perform live on KPAC 88.3 FM. Listen to excerpts of the new opera, premiering Saturday, at the link.
In organ performance, 'time can stand still,' says Nathan Laube
Organist Nathan Laube says the instrument at Trinity Universtiy's Parker Chapel "wears many, many hats very well, and so for this recital he was able to go broad and adventurous with his programming, including his own transcription of Franz Liszt's B minor piano sonata, a beautiful piece, but challenging for performers.
Spring forward with Symphony of the Hills
Violinist Ryan Coppin is featured in this special Leap Day concert programmed with music inspired by the coming of spring.
Here are the 2024 Inspired By KPAC showcase winners
Talented students from area middle and high schools were featured in January as part of TPR's annual talent showcase, "Inspired By KPAC." Listen to KPAC 88.3 FM on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. for the re-broadcast.
Echoes of the 19th century, with Camerata San Antonio
In this concert, Camerata San Antonio presents a program featuring three string quartets from the first half of the 20th century inspired by earlier Romantic-era sounds.
Amanda Gorman's poetry and Bach's music offer joint message of hope
Poet Amanda Gorman and German cellist Jan Vogler combine poetry and Bach's cello suites at New York's Carnegie Hall to share the "lows and highs" of human experience.
Crystal ball visions for competition winners and the wide world of classical music
The day before the fourth and final round of The 2024 Gurwitz International Piano Competition, jury chair Scott Yoo brought three colleagues into the TPR studios to look forward to what happens next for the talented artists competing, and offer their optimistic thoughts about the classical music scene.
'Rhapsody in Blue': After a century, Gershwin's musical melting pot still resonates
On Feb. 12, 1924, a sassy fusion of jazz and classical music debuted in New York, sparking a mutual exchange of ideas still debated today.
The muses, the music, and Camerata SA
Camerata San Antonio dropped by the TPR studios this week to share a little music from their concerts happening Friday afternoon in Kerrville and Sunday afternoon in San Antonio, featuring music by Joaquín Turina, Gabriel Faure, and Errollyn Wallen.
Check out Holiday Night City playlist 2023 featuring Como Las Movies and Bexar Brass!
Watch out Summer Night City playlist.
The best music is made in the freight elevator! Check out the Live from the Freight Elevator playlist now!
Events
River Road Porch Sale
The 2024 River Road Porch Sale is here! One day shopping extravaganza in one of the most iconic neighborhoods in San Antonio! Art, Music, Collectibles, Furniture, and More! We've several homes on every street with wares ready to sell. Come by, say hi, and buy the things!
39th Annual Noche De Gala
Vocalistas from numerous South and Central Texas communities will take the stage at the Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium in Seguin on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 7 p.m. The singers will be the heart of Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin’s 39th Annual Noche de Gala Competencia de Vocalistas. We will also have special performances by the Ballet Folklorico De La Rosa, Mariachi Juan Seguin, and the famous Mariachi Las Alteñas.

Eighteen vocalistas will compete in three divisions: middle school, high school, and Collegiate/Community. These contestants are going to knock your boots right off your feet with their amazing talent.
National K9 Veterans Day & Tails of the Hill Country Book Launch
**National K9 Veterans Day & Tails of the Hill Country Book Launch** event! Join us on **Sat, Mar 09, 2024** at **Javelina Harley-Davidson** for a day dedicated to honoring our furry heroes and celebrating the launch of an exciting new book to benefit the United States War Dogs. Meet K9 veterans, hear their stories, and learn more about the amazing work they do. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to show appreciation for these special dogs and their handlers. See you there!
Campus Comedy: Spring Break Ed.
Text 210-291-7293 for discount tickets.

Campus Comedy is a Teachers Gone Bad Comedy Production that is geared towards the local school campus community.

Each comedian either is a school employee or previously was. Topics include stories from the classroom, weird administrators, embarassing moments at the faculty meeting and more!

The show is PG-13/R- rated. Those too easily offended should not attend. Children should NOT be in attendance and will be turned away at the door.


Reminder: Dinner is bought seperately. Please be hungry and ready to eat!

Dinner 5PM * Show 630PM
Mindfulness Meditation
Join instructor Mike Brown as he guides us through a meditation session at Mammen Family Public Library. Participants will be invited to try various simple techniques that bring about awareness in the present moment. We'll learn about the practice of meditation, techniques to get started, and about the many benefits of this practice.

No prior meditation experience or knowledge is necessary. All adults are welcome. Attendees are welcome to bring their own meditation cushions or use a regular chair provided by the library.

To join us, register online on the library's calendar or by calling the library at (830) 438-4864.
Live Irish Music with The Happy Out
Have you ever sung at the top of your lungs or danced a jig in a library? Now’s your chance! As we lead up to St. Patrick’s Day, The Happy Out Irish Band will be bringing the craic to Mammen Family Public Library in Bulverde for a free concert. Register to attend by visiting the library's online calendar or by calling the library at (830) 438-4864.
Arcadia Live's Iconic Film Series: North by Northwest
Join us in the theatre for the eighth and final event in our Iconic Film Series, celebrating Cinema Classics and Family Fun. As well as a screening of North by Northwest, a spy thriller directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, expect specialty cocktails and other themed activities, bringing the movie to life.
Brunch of Champions: Familia
The Brunch is back! Three outstanding families of champions will be celebrated for their service to our community and dedication to the arts.

Exemplifying the Jump-Start pillars of Creativity, Courage and Connection, the 2024 champions are Ruby Nelda Perez and Jorge Piña with daughters MayaLuna and Alma Victoria Piña; Lilla Geisler Bernal and children Robin and Carlos Bernal; and Suzanne Martinez and Michael Berrier with daughters Philippa and Ruby Martinez-Berrier.

Each family has a rich history of artistry and arts and culture advocacy and has been a friend to Jump-Start for many years.

Los Nahuatlatos will provide entertainment while attendees enjoy breakfast tacos (including a vegan choice), orange juice, mimosas, Irish coffee, sweet treats and more.
Poetry Flurry with Typewriter Rodeo!

Register for this class here!

Get your creative juices flowing for National Poetry Month 2024 with Typewriter Rodeo! Whether you’re a poet or not, this workshop has something for everyone, including a room full of typewriters to play with. Clacking away on those keys with no way to correct your mistakes is freeing and just darn fun! In this one-day, fast-paced workshop, you’ll write between 12 to 21 short poems in less than 2 hours. Yes, really! And, along the way, discover a bit more about the creative voice that’s been waiting inside you, patiently, to peek out.

Workshop Dates: Saturday, March 30, 2024 10am-12pm CST, in person at Gemini Ink

Cost: Nonmember: $115; Member: $100; Student/Educator/Mil $75

EARN CPE’S * SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Sean Petrie & Rebecca Bendheim are part of the nationally-renowned Typewriter Rodeo, where they’ve written thousands of poems for strangers on the spot, and do weekly radio poems for NPR. Both have MFAs in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts, are writing teachers (Sean at UT, Rebecca at Trinity Episcopal School), and authors. Sean’s books include Typewriter Rodeo, the award-winning Pet Poems (also not just pets), and the Jett Ryder series for kids. Rebecca is represented by Patricia Nelson and has multiple books in the works.
Bridging Health Divides: Unveiling Gaps and Cultivating Resources in Bexar County
Mindfulness Meditation
Join instructor Mike Brown as he guides us through a meditation session at Mammen Family Public Library. Participants will be invited to try various simple techniques that bring about awareness in the present moment. We'll learn about the practice of meditation, techniques to get started, and about the many benefits of this practice.

No prior meditation experience or knowledge is necessary. All adults are welcome! Attendees can bring their own meditation cushions or use a regular chair provided by the library.
Planting a Spring Garden
Join us at Mammen Family Public Library for a presentation by Comal Master Gardener Emily Staats as we learn all about planting a spring garden.

This presentation is part of a free speaker series presented by the Comal Master Gardeners.
Digging SA
On this episode of Digging SA, we catch up with San Diego's Sweet Soul band, Thee Sacred Souls. After playing two sold-out two shows on San Antonio's historic west side, they stopped by Friends of Sound to dig into some iconic San Antonio soul.