East Meets West | UNITYFest
5 February | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree & Open to the Public, Tickets Required for Entry
French-Korean concert pianist and The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition Silver medalist Yedam Kim performs with the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra directed by Seokwon Hong, in celebration of 40 years of Sister Cities relations between San Antonio, USA & Gwangju, South Korea!
Generous support for this event comes from the City of San Antonio Global Engagement Office, City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, OCI Solar Power, and Mission Solar Energy. UNITYFest 2023 is also sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Arirang (Korean folk song)
- Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op. 11
- Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178
This FREE concert is ticketed by the Tobin Center for the Performing Art’s Box Office through a Voucher-to-Ticket system.
Attendees must reserve free voucher(s) on the Tobin’s website to be exchanged for tickets at the Tobin Box Office on the day of the event in order to attend. 1 voucher = 1 ticket, and up to 7 vouchers may be reserved via the Tobin Center’s online registration platform, Tobi (must create or login to a free Tobi account). For parties of 8 or more, please contact the Tobin Center Box Office.
On the day of the event, starting as early as 10AM, vouchers may be presented to the Tobin Center Box Office either via a mobile device (PDF attachment) or printed voucher to be exchanged for a ticket to enter the event.
Doors, Seating, Performance Time
Doors will open at 1 PM. The seating is unassigned and ushers will fill the Orchestra level first, followed by Mezzanine & Balcony until full. Performance begins at 2PM sharp.
Location & Parking
MBAW’s 25th Anniversary Season books with in-depth festival programs will be available for sale at each UNITYFest event for $20 (tax-free – cash, card, checks accepted) or for preorder online here for pickup at the event (provide name on order).
UnityFest creates meaningful connections through cross-cultural collaborations and celebrates our common humanity. A union of classical and contemporary music from near and far defines our place in this melting pot that is San Antonio. Thanks to National Endowment for the Arts for their support of UNITYFest 2023!