Eklektikos Arts Calendar 5.6.22

Eklektikos host John Aielli gives you his picks for this weekend and beyond

Beerthoven Concert Series – Songs My Mother Taught Me

Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 7:30pm CDT

Join us this Mother’s Day weekend as we present a program written by, for, and about moms! Featuring Two Songs, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms, Goodnight Moon by Eric Whitacre, Romances, Op. 22 by Clara Schumann, Songs my Mother Taught Me by Antonín Dvořák, an original song cycle Passage Through Night by Austin-based composer Stephanie K. Andrews, and much more. Beerthoven Founder and Executive Director Daniel Swayze will be at the piano accompanying vocalist Samantha Balboa and violist Ruben Balboa.

Bass Concert Hall – Angélique Kidjo Remain In Light

May 12, 2022, 7:30 PM

Remain in Light was recorded with superstar producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Rolling Stones, Beyoncé).  They take classic songs such as “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” and reinterpret them with electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals.  The track-by-track re-imagination celebrates the genius of Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and the touchstones that made the original so revered while reclaiming rock for Africa and bringing the landmark 1980 album full circle in a fitting close for Texas Performing Arts 40th Season.

Radio Coffee and Beer – A Mother’s Day tradition with Brian Cutean!!

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • 7:00 PM  10:00 PM

Featuring SPECIAL GUESTS: Jesse Dalton, Ike Eichenberg, Wilson Marks, Amy Sue Berlin & Kendra Kinsey, Aaron Huff, Chris Chandler, AND YOU!!

4:00 P.M. at KMFA’s Draylen Mason Music Studio

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022

“Santa-Almada” is based on a true story sparked by a quest for answers about the composer’s absent father and Mexican ancestry, revealing of the existence of a half brother and sister, also having been abandoned by their mutual father.  

After finally connecting with his father over the telephone after 27 years, Felix was moved to create the first movement of the work entitled “Fathers & Sons”, which explores a deep fear that perhaps he would also one day abandon his duties to his future son.  

The work was created over a period of between 2014 and 2019, including during the five-year period when Felix travelled through Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. This choral symphony in six movements explores themes of personal exploration, discovery, loss, and deep reflection. It was important to Felix to have the world premiere of the work in Austin where it could be shared with his family.  

KMFA is pleased to partner with Nathan Felix in bringing this performance to life. The work will be performed by the Austin-based choral ensemble, Inversion, led by artistic director Trevor Shaw.

SEASON FINALE with Jorge Caballero & Miró Quartet

Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at 4:30pm CDT 

We close out our season with some of our dearest friends, the brilliant Jorge Caballero from Peru and Austin’s own internationally acclaimed string ensemble, the Miró Quartet! 

This concert has it all – solos, quintets, a giant guitar orchestra, the premiere of a dazzling new work by Clarice Assad, and the 10 year anniversary performance of one of our most ambitious projects, Austin Pictures, by Joe Williams. Join us for this celebration of joy and beauty!


  • Friday, May 6, 2022, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 2 p.m.*
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 2 p.m. (Mother’s Day)

One of the world’s most beautiful ballets back by popular demand.

Join us Mother’s Day weekend for the world’s best-known ballet and a romantic love triangle for the ages. A sorcerer transforms an innocent girl into a White Swan, and when a prince falls in love with her, he creates her evil twin, the Black Swan, to entice him away. A story of devotion, infatuation, heartbreak, and forgiveness, SWAN LAKE features Marius Petipa’s original choreography and breathtaking corps de ballet sequences, set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score. It’s the ballet classic you must experience.

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