Agarita Continues Its 2021-22 Concert Season With a Special Celebration

 

Celebrating the San Antonio Museum of Art’s 40th Anniversary
The San Antonio Museum of Art

Agarita is an innovative chamber ensemble dedicated to producing bold, collaborative musical events. Based in San Antonio and founded by Daniel Anastasio (piano), Marisa Bushman (viola), Ignacio Gallego (cello) and Sarah Silver Manzke (violin), Agarita’s mission is to enrich the local community through artistic collaborations, community engagement and free programming.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, the ensemble will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the San Antonio Museum of Art with a concert to be held in the museum’s Great Hall. Musical selections will reflect the artworks on display in the special exhibit: 40 Years, 40 Stories. This event is free and open to the public

Collaborators for the remainder of the season also include a unique concert experience inspired by the art and process of renowned local glass-blower Gini Garcia and an innovative, electronic musical work for Agarita that interacts with the sounds and flow of San Antonio’s rivers with artist and composer Nadia Botello.

“Agarita continues to share an immense drive, passion, and willingness to unite the arts and empower artists in San Antonio,” said Ms. Bushman. “By offering these unique, free concert experiences, we hope to continue to uplift the community with inspiring art and music during this challenging and ever-evolving time.”

San Antonio Museum of Art 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave
Collaborator: Highlights of SAMA’s permanent collection

Agarita returns to the San Antonio Museum of Art for a concert celebrating the museum’s 40th anniversary. Musical selections will reflect artworks on display in the special exhibit — 40 Years, 40 Stories. This concert is free and open to the public.

Gini Garcia
Agarita + Gini Garcia, Glass Artist

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022
7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: TBD
Collaborator: Gini Garcia, glass artist

The art of glass-blowing is a spontaneous, improvisational process met with intricate design and planning. Join Agarita’s collaboration with renowned local glass-blower Gini Garcia for a concert inspired by her art and process. This concert is free and open to the public.

Agarita + Nadia Botello, Composer
Nadia Botello (Bonnie Arbittier)

Friday, May 6, 2022
7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Collaborator: Nadia Botello, composer

Composer Nadia Botello creates an innovative, electronic musical work for Agarita that interacts with the sounds and flow of San Antonio’s rivers.  This concert is free and open to the public.

 Variations on the Goldberg Variations

Saturday, June 18, 2022
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Chapel of the Incarnate Word
4503 Broadway

For a unique performance of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece The Goldberg Variations in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, Agarita will mix Dmitry Sitkovesky’s String Trio arrangement with Bach’s original harpsichord instrumentation. This concert is free and open to the public.

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