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Agarita Performs Two Free Concerts Oct. 7


Agarita’s Humble Hall mobile concert will be traveling to Districts 1 and 8, performing two unique concerts on Saturday, October 7. These outdoor, open-air concerts, featuring classical and contemporary music, are part of a series that is being offered by Agarita in all of the city’s 10 districts.

Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and/or picnic and join Agarita, San Antonio’s innovative chamber ensemble, for two outdoor FREE concerts full of great classical music in Districts 1 and 8! Friendly for all ages.

These concerts are generously sponsored by Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. Ruby City has partnered with Agarita on the afternoon show. Guest pianist David Kaplan will be joining Agarita for these two shows.

Saturday, October 7

10:00 a.m.
District 8
Eisenhower Park
19399 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78257

12:30 p.m.
District 1
Chris Park (across from Ruby City)
111 Camp St.
San Antonio, TX 78204

Agarita’s Humble Hall, the first of its kind in Texas, debuted in December 2020 and provides easy public access to world-class performances while reinventing the traditional concert experience. The concerts are bilingual and open to the public. They last approximately 45 minutes, with no intermission, and include members of Agarita discussing their art with audiences, thereby forging a deeper connection with them.

An innovative chamber ensemble dedicated to producing bold, collaborative musical events, Agarita offers a new way to experience classical and contemporary music. Founded by Daniel Anastasio (piano), Marisa Bushman (viola), Ignacio Gallego (cello), and Sarah Silver Manzke (violin), Agarita nourishes the local community through artistic collaborations, community engagement and free, adventurous programming. With concise, eclectic performances that are “splendid – unified, spirited, [and] well prepared” (Greenberg, Incident Light), the young chamber group offers a new, open-armed experience for listeners.

Agarita’s Humble Hall was voted as one of San Antonio Magazine’s most unconventional art experiences in its Best of the City 2022! In 2021, San Antonio Magazine’s Best of the City named Agarita as its Culture winner for its collaboration with area partners. It works intimately with local artists of various genres to weave cross-artistic narratives for each concert.