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SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Like most other music groups, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been sidelined by COVID-19. But they're finding their musical way through the cultural wasteland that is the coronavirus.  


Natalia Sun

The Tobin Center is ready to present San Antonio's first music concert after being closed for months under COVID-19 restrictions. Sarah Silver Manzke plays violin with chamber quartet Agarita.


Marisa Bushman, a violist with the chamber group Agarita, and her dog.
Natalia Sun

Enjoy some live music under the shade of huge pecan trees. Take a walk and learn why birds sing their songs. Then explore a local group’s collaborative relationship between chamber music and sculpture. Your weekend is here and we've got some great ideas for how you should spend it.


Courtesy Day of the Dead San Antonio

Witness a new Day of the Dead event at La Villita. Listen to a symphony reimagine the Beatles. And then watch a youth arts group team up with members of a chamber orchestra. The weekend is here, and there’s much to do! 


Courtesy Julian Cordero, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet

Watch "Hansel and Gretel" interpreted for ballet. Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with music and altars. And watch a Russian chamber orchestra at San Fernando Cathedral.

Natalia Sun

Get a new perspective on chamber music. Tour the city's newest art museum. And then take a musical tour of Britain. Your weekend is here. 

First off tomorrow night, violist Marisa Bushman says Agarita wants you to listen to chamber music with new ears.

"We're trying to break down the barriers of what people perceive classical music to be. Come see a concert. Immerse yourself in an Agarita and friends performance," she said.

Jack Morgan

From Jazz to chamber music to a heroic exhibit, the Weekend is here along with a few ideas of how to celebrate.


McNay Art Museum

Escape this weekend's summer heat and dust by appreciating a new take on chamber music, take a stroll through pop culture history or welcome an ambitious new orchestra.

 

Will Langmore

The Tuesday Musical Club offers a unique Spanish-themed performance from Agarita next to the Japanese Tea Garden on Tuesday, April 2.

Will Langmore / Contribruted Photo

San Antonio's newest chamber group, Agarita, has set ambitious goals.

Violinist Sarah Silver Manzke said the quartet’s objective is to break down “the outdated notion of the ivory tower” by getting into the community.

“(We are about) doing things that maybe been tried a little bit here and there, but really fully committing to it,” she said.


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