From the General Manager: Sounds of Summer

May 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

Midday Music Series at the Blanton. Photo credit: Ashley Stanford http://blog.blantonmuseum.org

Midday Music Series at the Blanton. Photo credit: Ashley Stanford http://blog.blantonmuseum.org

The traditional September-to-May arts season may have ended, but there is no lack of great classical music to be experienced during the summer in Austin. The 5th annual Texas State International Piano Festival runs through June 8. This year’s festival is the first to be held in the stunning new performing arts center on the TSU campus in San Marcos – well worth a trip.  Later this month, you can climb aboard HMS Pinafore with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, or be carried away by Austin’s remarkable Revel Classical Band at its 2014 Solstice Festival.

Stay cool at the Blanton Museum during their Midday Music series - extended through the summer for the first time – which explores the relationship between art and music. For outdoor fun for the family, The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” series presented by Austin Symphony showcases a different ensemble every Sunday evening for free on the Long Center City Terrace. There are even more great events to come in July and August – keep an eye on your inbox for information from us on what’s happening in the community.

And each week, you can tune to Dianne Donovan’s Classical Austin show to hear highlights of each week’s coming events, along with musical previews and interviews with top classical performers – Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. You can also visit KMFA’s Listen Local page to find links to many of our wonderful arts partners – the organizations who bring you these amazing live performances all year long.

We are delighted to be able to help spread the word of all the great music that Austin has to offer, and we thank you, our loyal listeners, for sharing our love of the music and the community it helps to create.

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