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KMFA CLASSICAL 89.5 PRESENTS

PRESTO SERIES WITH ROBERT SPANO

IN CONVERSATION & PERFORMANCE WITH KMFA CEO GEORGE PRESTON

Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. | Draylen Mason Music Studio

KMFA Classical 89.5 introduces Presto, a new series bringing the top names of the classical world in-person to KMFA for candid conversations, performances and more beginning on April 25, 2024, with recently appointed Music Director at the Washington National Opera, Robert Spano. The Presto Series will take place at the Draylen Mason Music Studio at KMFA.

KMFA CEO George Preston will host an unfiltered evening of conversation and compositions with Spano where music choices will flow with the evening discussion. In his two decades as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert was a major force in spurring new, audience-accessible repertoire.They will be talking about his years as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, what he's doing now as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony, trends in contemporary music and education, and his new appointment with Washington National Opera. 

The Presto Series will bring thought leaders in classical music to KMFA who might not otherwise be visiting Austin. These “up close and personal” encounters are exclusive opportunities to understand what spurs the creativity of these artists, celebrate the excellence of their work, and get to know them in a warm and inviting setting.

RESERVE TICKETS

Tickets include complimentary sips from Tito's Handmade Vodka and STILL Austin.

       

Wine courtesy of Georgetown Winery and Vineyard

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $60.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: KMFA Classical 89.5
  • KMFA 89.5 is an independent public classical radio station in Austin, TX. Established in 1967, KMFA serves approximately 120,000 listeners each week and features locally produced shows like Classical Austin, Early Music Now, and From The Butler School, as well as nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media, and National Public Radio.

    KMFA supports many regional arts organizations such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, and Texas Performing Arts with on-air and online promotions, co-sponsorships, and interviews with KMFA hosts. Our Listen Local initiative broadcasts Austin’s finest classical music performances, making classical music and cultural events available to all. With popular programs like the “Kids On Key” and the Free Midday Concert Series, KMFA encourages arts education and supports the Central Texas community.

Venue Details

  • Address: 41 Navasota Street
  • City: Austin
  • State: Texas
  • Zip: 78702