February 1, 2023

KMFA announces Offbeat concert series line-up


KMFA Classical’s Offbeat spring series includes an immersive opera and a concert of reimagined works by Austin-based R&B artist Daniel Fears.

The Offbeat series showcases new contemporary classical and take place at KMFA’s Draylen Mason Music Studio.

“We all know that Austin is a mecca for live music, but a lesser-known fact is that there is a vibrant new music scene happening here,” said KMFA Director of Events Stacey Hoyt.

“KMFA is excited to elevate the work of the talented artists that are composing and performing new works that are shaping the future of the contemporary classical music sub-genre.”

On Feb. 18, choral ensemble Panoramic Voices will perform Nathan Felix’s “Borderland,” an immersive site-specific piece based on “border stories (and) immigration stories from Mexico into Texas and Austin,” says the Mexican-American composer. Singers will be scattered around the KMFA building, sharing vignettes in different installations throughout the entire space. Audiences can expect an experience akin to visiting a museum, while enjoying powerful opening and closing pieces that bring the choir together.

Performances of “Borderland” are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets at

Then on April 8, “Close to Home” is an intimate performance that reimagines works by Austin-based R&B artist Daniel Fears for a classical chamber ensemble with arrangements by a diverse cast of local and international composers including Mobley, Anthony R. Greene, and Nate Laningham.

“Close to Home” is at 7 p.m. April 18. Tickets at



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