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Last Monday, February 27th, SOLI Chamber Ensemble and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio presented the premiere of Ballads of the Borderland at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Why Texas Is King in the World of College Chess

Mar 7, 2017

From Texas Standard:

Texas is the land of the gridiron. But what about just…the grid? You know, 64 squares, 32 pieces, knights, rooks, kings, queens. It turns out Texas is a hub for elite college chess.


Page Graham

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio has a performance planned that's honoring a fallen pop star. It's YOSA's third foray into re-creating classic albums live. Troy Peters is the music director.

"On Monday night, March 13th, YOSA's going to present Purple Rain live--a celebration of the music of Prince, with twelve San Antonio bands and a full symphony orchestra at the Tobin Center."

Kino Lorber

At Austin’s South By Southwest Film Festival last year, a documentary listed on the schedule caught my eye with its one-word title, “Yarn.”

Symphony orchestras and opera companies across the country continually ask the same question: How do we attract a younger and more diverse audience?

Saturday night, I discovered something of an answer at the Washington National Opera's east coast premiere of Champion, a four-year-old opera by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.

In 21 seasons of attending WNO performances, I've never witnessed a more diverse crowd.