KMFA has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS. The new app is designed to make it easier for anyone with a mobile device to get classical music programming on the go. The app gives you live and on-demand access to your favorite programs, our on-air schedule, news and blog entries on classical music in Central Texas, and much more.
KMFA Mobile app features include:
- Stream KMFA from anywhere. The KMFA hosts, programs, and music you love are there with the touch of a button. You can even fast-forward and rewind the pieces playing with the clock icon on the live stream toolbar.
- Bookmark your favorite shows. Hear something you like? Bookmark it for next time or share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter through a slick interface.
- Listen to the programs YOU want. Access recent and archived shows and episodes from those that offer On Demand programming. Please note: this feature is in development, so there will be more programs to come.
- Support KMFA. When you make a secure donation, become a sustaining member, or even donate your old car, you make your favorite programs possible. The new app makes that even easier.
Imagine an international event right here in Austin that attracts some of the world’s top participants, crowds of eager onlookers, and global media attention. Formula One, perhaps? Or maybe SXSW?
Austin has added another feather to its cap as a host city for world-class events with the arrival later this month of the Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading competition for young violinists. Thanks to the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, this prestigious festival is coming to the U.S. for the first time, having been hosted previously in the United Kingdom, France, and China, but never before in North America.
Between February 21 and March 2, you’ll have the opportunity to witness incredible performances by rising stars of the classical music world. As an extraordinary finale, the Butler School will also be presenting the Cleveland Orchestra in a gala closing concert featuring the top prize winners. Cleveland is revered as one of the world’s greatest orchestral ensembles, and this appearance may well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience its sound right here in our own beautiful Long Center.
Visit www.violinatx.org and make your plans to experience the drama and excitement of the Menuhin Festival today. And stay tuned to KMFA for special “Menuhin Minutes” as well as a live broadcast of the opening concert on February 21.
Puccini’s “Tosca” is one of opera’s most beloved stories and you can hear the ALO’s performance of it LIVE from the Long Center on KMFA. Join hosts Dianne Donovan and Cheryl Dring for the show.
Hear it LIVE on Sunday, February 2 at 2:45 pm!
February is a big month here at KMFA. We’ll be celebrating Black History Month by featuring works by African-American composers throughout the month. Shows like Choral Classics, Pianoforte, Film Score Focus and Fiesta! will also be commemorating the month with specialty programs.
You can also hear a major work written by an African-American composer or featuring a prominent African-American artist each Friday during the 2 pm hour.
One of the world’s top classical music competitions is coming to the US for the first time….and Austin is the spot! Founded by the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading competition for young violinists under the age of 22. It will be held in the USA for the first time from February 22 to March 2, hosted by the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.
KMFA is the proud media sponsor and will be broadcasting the opening concert on Feb 21, as well as offering daily “Menuhin Minutes” coverage with our arts reporter Judlyne Gibson.
Learn more about this prestigious competition in Texas at www.violinatx.org.
You don’t have to shop ’til you drop, but did you know you can support KMFA while shopping online? Businesses like Target, Amazon, Macy’s and Best Buy are just a few of the places that will send a percentage of your purchase back to KMFA as a donation.
We are pleased to welcome to the schedule the Chicago Symphony Orchestra radio broadcasts. With host Lisa Simeone, this weekly 2-hour program features the orchestra that Gramophone magazine hailed as the #1 US orchestra in the world.
Learn more about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at cso.org.