KMFA Offers First Look Into New Texas Facilities

“KMFA Day” will serve as an open house for the public

By Elle Kehres, RadioWorld
Published: April 8, 2022

Texas’ KMFA Classical 89.5 will hold an open house this month to celebrate its new location.

“KMFA Day” will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 2-6 p.m. at KMFA’s new building at 41 Navasota Street in Austin.

This open house will be the first for KMFA at it’s new location, welcoming the public to join for a day of building tours (given every hour), family-friendly activities, food and drink, and performances – both outside on the garden patio and inside the station’s state-of-the-art Draylen Mason Music Studio.

KMFA Radio’s new home (view form the outside)

Performances located in the Draylen Mason Music Studio have limited seating and will require an advanced RSVP, which can be done online. Open seats will be released 10-minutes prior to scheduled studio performances and made available to anyone who does not have reservations.

The Draylen Mason Music Studio, where indoor performances will be held

Outdoor performances and activities will be open to all. The entire event will be free and open to the public.

Highlights of the performance lineup include two new works. Convergence will premiere Brent Baldwin’s “Peace is Every Step,” featuring dancers, a soprano soloist, a chamber chorus and electronics. Additionally, Donald Grantham (Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor of Music, The Butler School of Music) will have the world premiere of his new work “Love Songs Sweet and Sour.”  Grantham’s pieces will be performed by the mezzo-soprano Liz Cass (of LOLA-Local Opera Local Artists and Armstrong Community Music School) and pianist Carla McElhaney.

KMFA’s garden patio, where KMFA Day’s outdoor performances will be held

The Armstrong Community School and Clavier-Werke School of Music will also be curating educational events throughout the afternoon.

More information on KMFA Day can be found on the station website.

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