KMFA Classical kicks off its 2023 Offbeat Concert Series with BORDERLAND on Sat, Feb 18 at 4pm and 7pm.
Panoramic Voices will present a site-specific immersive experience created especially for KMFA’s building by the local composer Nathan Felix.
Borderland is an innovative choral experience featuring a premiere work by local composer Nathan Felix called “Austin Border Stories.” Commissioned by Panoramic Voices, this full-length, immersive choral piece is inspired by Hispanic history. It is “about borders and border stories… immigration stories from Mexico into Texas and Austin,” says the composer. Singers will be scattered across KMFA’s stunning new east side 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.
The Offbeat Series highlights ensembles contributing to Austin’s vibrant contemporary classical music scene using KMFA’s beautiful Draylen Mason Music Studio. Through the Offbeat Series, KMFA hopes to reach not only existing fans, but also cultivate a new audience for these exciting contemporary works.
More information and links to purchase tickets can be found at kmfa.org/offbeatView Map