UPDATE: Unfortunately due to travel visa backlog, the Calmus Ensemble vocal group is unable to make it to San Antonio. Fortunately, MBAW favorite Sam Reider & The Human Hands will be performing in their stead.
Reider and his ensemble will bring a 21st-century folk music Christmas to San Fernando Cathedral with irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds that collide in what Songlines Magazine dubbed “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”
–Register for a free ticket now to enter into the concert raffle! Seating is first-come-first-served.–
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine dubbed “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.” The New York Times calls it “modern folk music with saxophone and accordion.” Sam Reider & The Human Hands got their start playing regular late night sessions at well-known dives and venues like Brooklyn’s Barbes and Sunny’s, and Manhattan’s Rockwood Music Hall. The group has evolved into a 21st-century folk music orchestra featuring a rotating cast of some of the brightest names in jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world music.
Since the release of “Too Hot to Sleep” in 2018, Sam Reider & the Human Hands have toured throughout the US and UK, appearing at major venues and festivals like Jazz at Lincoln Center, Celtic Connections, and the Savannah Music Festival. Their most recent release, “The Human Hands EP” features 6 original compositions recorded and filmed live-to-tape in Brooklyn. These pieces feature several styles of music written for various ensembles: a solo piano prelude, a trio for accordion, violin, and octave-mandolin, and folk-infused compositions for 6 and 7-piece ensemble.
– Are tickets required for entry to the concert?
Yes, but they are free! Seating is first-come-first-served.
– How do I get a ticket?
Tickets are available on this page or on Eventbrite.
– What do I show at the door?
To help our attendants, please have your ticket ready when you get there. Attendants will be ready to scan the QR code on your ticket (print, email, or app).
– What if I forget to get a ticket(s) or don’t have one when I get there?
An attendant at the door can help you register and get in quickly and easily. If you have registered but have forgotten the ticket, an attendant can pull up your name and check you in manually.
– What are the current health protocols I need to follow?
Masks are not required.
– How do I get to the San Fernando Cathedral? Where do I park?
The San Fernando Cathedral lies at the center of downtown San Antonio at: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205.
While there is no dedicated parking for the Cathedral, there are many close parking options. City Paystations and meters are FREE on Sundays, and you can find more info and options on our website here.
There are three (3) main entrances to the Cathedral: two (2) main front (east) entrances off Main Plaza and one (1) side entrance for wheelchair-accessibility on the left (south) side.
– Can I take picture(s) or video(s)?
No flash photography. We ask that you limit photos or videos to a minimum during the actual performance as a courtesy to our artists.
– When will tickets for the next concert of Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral be available?
Tickets for the next concert open up after this event has concluded.
Any other questions? Contact us.