Sunday, 31 March/San Fernando Cathedral/7PM Family Affair: Janoska Ensemble from Vienna

Sunday, 31 March/San Fernando Cathedral/7PM Family Affair: Janoska Ensemble from Vienna

Sunday, 31 March/San Fernando Cathedral/7pm Family Affair: Janoska Ensemble from Vienna New directions in music are currently trending under imaginative names, fusion and crossover categories are constantly expanding. But the classically-trained Janoska Ensemble crosses all boundaries with its polyglot musical language. Its debut CD, which climbed to gold within a few months, bears the apt title “Janoska Style” (Deutsche Grammophon 2016). Summing up the special quality of the Janoska arrangements in a few words is no easy task: they are parallel incursions into classical territory and into far distant realms of musical repertoire, in which...

Friday 29 March/San Fernando Cathedral/CHANGED TIME 8PM Enchanted tales of Renaissance: Austin Troubadours, Medieval and Renaissance European Music Ensemble

Friday 29 March/San Fernando Cathedral/CHANGED TIME 8PM Enchanted tales of Renaissance: Austin Troubadours, Medieval and Renaissance European Music Ensemble

Friday, 29 March/San Fernando Cathedral/CHANGED TIME: 8PM Enchanted Tales of Renaissance: Austin Troubadours, Medieval and Renaissance European Music Ensemble The Austin Troubadours is an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe.” It is founded in 2008 in Austin, Texas by the award-winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic. Seven musicians in period costumes with more than 30 authentic period instruments, perform dances and songs of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. A high energy, non-conventional show sets the...

Sunday 24 March/Empire Theater/3PM Kaoru Watanabe’s Trio and Nao Kusuzaki, dance/Japan

Sunday 24 March/Empire Theater/3PM Kaoru Watanabe’s Trio and Nao Kusuzaki, dance/Japan

Kaoru Watanabe Trio:       Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flute and taiko drumming), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) and Maeve Gilchrist (Celtic Harp) Brooklyn-based composer and Japanese drum and flute virtuoso Kaoru Watanabe, known for his cross-cultural collaborations with such artists as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Japanese National Living Treasure Bando Tamasaburo, flamenco star Eva Yerbabuena and for his work on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, performs music that takes the sounds of traditional Japan and blends them with dynamic improvisations and global rhythms. A long-time performing member and artistic director of the...

Saturday 23 March/Empire Theater/7PM “Jazz Impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet”

Saturday 23 March/Empire Theater/7PM “Jazz Impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet”

Saturday, 23 March/Empire Theatre/7pm Jazz impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet Tom Harrell, who was acclaimed “2018 Trumpeter of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, joins his expressive brass brother Ambrose Akinmusire for a one-night-only journey through a wide-ranging musical soundscape, at the Empire Theater, San Antonio TX, March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM. Free admission. With this Quintet, Harrell doubles down to reimagine compositions originally written for his 2016 album, SOMETHING GOLD, SOMETHING BLUE, a two-trumpet experimental group he led featuring Akinmusire and a guitar-based rhythm section....

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