SAT | OCT 24 | 7 PM | TICKETS Ching-Yi Lin, violin, and Andrew Braddock, viola
Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock, both performers and educators at Western Kentucky University, will perform an eclectic concert featuring works by W. A. Mozart, Michael Alec Rose, Béla Bartók, Augusta Read Thomas, Hans Werner Henze and Bohuslav Jan Martinů.
SAT | NOV 21 | 7 PM | TICKETS Angela Winter, horn and Lancer Hardy, bass
Dr. Angela K. Winter (horn) and Senior Airman Lancer Hardy (bass) have put together an exciting concert program while sheltering in place together since March. The program includes a variety of works from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods as well as some adaptations and arrangements from modern Latin composers. It will also feature some unaccompanied pieces for solo horn and solo bass.
SAT | DEC 19 | 7 PM | TICKETS The Majesty of Christmas
No Santa. No Frosty or Rudolph, just great Christmas music. Virtually join favorite local and regional musicians for an evening of beautiful Christmas music.
SAT | JAN 16 | 7 PM | TICKETS Ain't No Sunshine: cellist Jacob Barker
Classically trained cellist Jacob Barker will perform classical and modern soulful songs by BIPOC artists, such as Bill Withers and Bob Marley, in a program about liberation.
SAT | FEB 27 | 7 PM | TICKETS ElectroBach and MeghanDiego
The violin-guitar duo MeghanDiego will perform a fusion of electronic music with works by J.S. Bach. Two special soloists will join them: baritone Gabriel Frongillo, and soprano Melanie Holm.
SAT | APR 10 | 7 PM | TICKETS Pianist Adam Swanson performs Ragtime and Early Jazz
Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
SAT | MAY 15 | 7 PM | TICKETS Windswept II
Rochelle Mann, flute; Rebecca Ray, oboe; and Denise Turner, bassoon, present a diverse program featuring women composers and composers of color, including Cecile Chaminade, Libby Larsen, Roma Cafolla, Juan Orrego-Salas, and Eduardo Grau.
During non-pandemic times we perform at St. John’s Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail
| A Message from C. Scott Hagler, Executive Director
It’s my pleasure to announce Southwest Arts’ virtual 2020–2021 season! Take a close look at the concerts in the left column, and you’ll notice that there’s a nice variety of performers and repertoire. I’ll enjoy introducing you to several duos, a trio that performed on last season's series and several solo performers that hail not only from the region, but from across the country, as well. You’ll find artist bios and program info by clicking on the images above.
One good thing that has come from the pandemic is our ability to bring you concerts that we wouldn't have been able to put on during “normal” times, due to scheduling or finances. Several of this season's concerts fall into that category. So enjoy these artists while you can!
Here's how this thing works. A few hours before the concert's start time, I'll email you a link to the concert. After you receive the link, you'll have at least a week to catch the concert. We suggest playing the concert through your best speakers, headphones or earbuds.
I invite you to purchase a season pass, which includes all seven concerts which you can watch and listen to at your convenience, at a savings of $15. It's like getting a concert for free. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the season.
As supporters of the arts you know that ticket sales cover only a portion of the costs of putting on such concerts as these. Would you please consider providing additional support to the series? Your tax-deductible gift helps us continue these beautiful events. You can donate securely online HERE.