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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world. Scroll down for feature writings about the music played on air as well as other interviews and essays about classical music. To listen to KPAC 88.3 FM, simply click the "Listen Live" player at the top of this page and choose KPAC: Classical Music.

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Matt Marks, a young composer, musician and founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, died suddenly Friday, May 11. The group made an announcement Saturday on Twitter, with no cause of death given. Marks was 38.

David Amram

When HemisFair '68 opened its gates on April 6, 1968, scores of dignitaries, world leaders, and A-list entertainers passed through San Antonio over the next six months. Not all were invited as performers. Percussionist George Coleman came, not as a participant in the fair, but as a street performer, a busker.

Carson Frame / Texas Public Radio

At a concert celebrating Military Appreciation weekend, the 323d Army Band played loud and strong at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, despite being at a crossroads.


Ecstatic Records

Composer Michael Torke’s new symphonic work, “Unconquered,” is a rousing, bright celebration of the American spirit, a worthy successor to the popular patriotic salutes of Morton Gould. And yet it does not fall into the typical trappings of Red, White & Blue melodies.

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