"...big, gregarious, stylish, rhythmically alert  and technically assured all around. (...) Free of apparent technical limitations, he effortlessly spun Brahms's busy piano part into cogent paragraphs..." 

          Mike Greenberg, Incident Light

"The highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house standing ovation were any indication, was rising star Daniel Anastasio, (...) who brought his finesse and prodigious talent to the stage for the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. (...) Both he and Bjerken [Piano Concerto no. 4] continued the Fleisher lineage with due poignancy."

           Tyrian Grillo, Between Sound and Space, ECM            reviews

"... a display of technical prowess and emotional sensitivity ... Lamprea and Anastasio brought the audience to its feet, demonstrating both passion and expertise and revealing a beauty and sensitivity that clearly reflects their approach."

           Elise Urrutia, Rivard Report

"...remarkable control and versatility.”

           Jean Ballard Terepka, Theater Scene

 

Concerts

2019

 

2018

Agarita presents Animating Space with Sound

June 13, 7:30pm at Chapel of the Incarnate Word

In a purely musical collaboration, Agarita and friends will explore the reverberant space inside the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Prepare to experience this magical place in a newly imagined way. This concert is FREE.

Agarita presents Sewn Together: Music and Fashion Throughout the Ages

May 28, 7:30pm, TPR Alameda Headquarters, San Antonio, TX

Join designer, Nilgun Derman of Niche Clothing Company, and Agarita on a journey through time. Hand-crafted outfits reflecting the medieval era through current day will be accompanied by music that captures the true essence of the time. As part of the TPR Alameda Headquarters opening events, this collaboration will be a must-see. This concert is FREE. Reception generously provided by TPR to follow.

Agarita presents Synergy: Music and Sculpture

March 7, 7:30pm at University of the Incarnate Word

An avid classical music lover, sculptor Danville Chadbourne has always been influenced by what he is listening to at the time of creation. In his solo exhibition in collaboration with University of the Incarnate Word and Contemporary Art Month, experience this concert and let both art and sound encompass you. This concert is FREE.

OPERA San Antonio with Agarita

February 13 and 15, 7:30pm, University of the Incarnate Word

Opera SA and Agarita join forces under the baton of Antony Walker to present Bellini’s The Capulets And Montagues in concert form. Tickets available at operasa.org/productions

Agarita presents Stanzas of Sound

February 8, 7:30pm, Woman's Club of San Antonio

Collaboration with poet Laura van Prooyen

More info at:  https://www.agarita.org/shows/2019/8/10/stanzas-of-sound

Duo Recital with pianist Erika Dohi

January 4

Osaka City, Japan

Guest Pianist with Opus Nova Chamber Music Series

December 8 and 10, Fort Worth, TX

Unheard-of//Ensemble visits Washington & Jefferson College and Alia Musica Pittsburgh

November 16, 7pm, Olin Fine Arts Center, and November 17, 3pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

October 23, 12:15pm, Chicago, IL

Recital with soprano Kristina Bachrach. Music of Schubert, Debussy, Ullman, Weill and Zemlinsky

Main Space Series presents: Kristina Bachrach and Daniel Anastasio

October 19, 7:30pm, The Main Space, San Antonio, TX

Songs by Debussy, Messiaen, and Schoenberg

Tickets $20, proceeds go toward scholarships for music students at San Antonio College

The Main Space, 1415 N. Main Ave, at the corner of N. Main and W. Laurel

Vocal Recital with Jacquelyn Matava: Apparition

September 20, 7:30pm, Ruth Taylor Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava with Daniel Anastasio, ghostly music by Franz Schubert, Katherine Davis, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and George Crumb. 

Unheard-of//Ensemble, CCI Workshop at Stony Brook University

August 12-17, Stony Brook University

Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty Erin Rogers present the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. The CCI is an intensive 5 day workshop from August 12-17th, 2019 consisting of four concerts, daily seminars and master classes, and one-on-one collaboration with faculty and fellow composers. 

More info: https://www.unheard-ofproject.com/cci

Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival

July 5-20, Leavenworth, WA

Works by Schubert, Dvorak, Beethoven, Weber, and John Adams' Hallelujah Junction with pianist Erika Dohi.

https://icicle.org/find-events/icicle-creek-chamber-music-festival/

Agarita presents a 360 view: Women in Music

June 21, 7:30pm at the Radius Center, San Antonio, TX

Free and open to the public. 

https://www.agarita.org/shows

Agarita at University of Incarnate Word

May 19, 3pm at Chapel of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio

Agarita intersperses the movements of John Harrison's piano quartet November 19, 1828 with chamber works and songs by Franz Schubert.

General Admission $20, Students $5

www.agarita.org

Agarita at McAllister Auditorium (Free)

May 4, 7:30pm

Agarita Chamber Players perform at San Antonio College's McAllister Auditorium, performing works in collaboration with the department.

www.agarita.org

BLUEPRINTS Piano Series, in collaboration with Metropolis Ensemble

March 19 - April 21, at 1 Rivington Street, New York, NY

BLUEPRINTS and Metropolis Ensemble unite for the pan-stylistic festival 'In Visible Roads,' involving 18 pianists, 44 living composers, and 9 instrumental collaborators. 

www.blueprintspianoseries.com

metropolisensemble.org

Guest Pianist, Opus Nova Concert 'Women of Note'

March 23, Dallas Museum of Art, 3pm

Final Doctoral Recital

March 1, Staller Center for the Arts, 7pm

This final doctoral recital at Stony Brook University features music by Maurice Ravel, Isaac Albeniz, Franz Schubert, and Martin Bresnick. 

Faculty Chamber Recital 'Brush Strokes'

January 30, McAllister Auditorium, 7:30pm

Chamber works with San Antonio College and UTSA wind faculty. 

Recovered Voices with soprano Kristina Bachrach

January 28, San Antonio Public Library, 6pm

Sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, this lecture-recital with soprano Kristina Bachrach features works by composers who were killed or whose music was suppressed during the Holocaust.

Agarita + PHARM TABLE

January 27, 11am

Agarita Chamber Players collaborates with PHARM TABLE restaurant in San Antonio, TX, pairing a four-course meal with a program specific tailored to the Ayurvedic-inspired meal.

www.agarita.org

Agarita at The Carver Community Cultural Center

December 4, 7:30pm

300 Years of Luminous Sound: Music of Martin Bresnick, Caroline Shaw, Charles Ives, Olivier, Messiaen, Manuel Ponce, and Joaquin Turina, with artistic lighting by Chuck Drew

 

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2532767973616311/

www.agarita.org

Agarita at Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival

November 11, Mission San José, Doors open at 4pm, Music at 5:30pm

Newly-formed, San Antonio-based chamber ensemble Agarita has won the opportunity to present a unique performance experience at Mission San José in San Antonio, TX. The concert will feature a range of styles in order to highlight Texas's profoundly rich and varied heritage, and will involve artistic lighting by Chuck Drew

Agarita at the McNay: Pop America/Americá

October 7, 2pm, at The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

Agarita presents a 20th-century music program to accompany The McNay Art Museum's art exhibit 'Pop America/Americá,' which presents the development of the pop art movement in North, Central, and South America in the mid-20th century

Main Space Series: Duo Recital with Mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava

September 28, 7:30pm at The Main Space, San Antonio

San Antonio College Music Department’s Main Space Series kicks off it’s inaugural season with a gripping, dramatic duo recital featuring mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava and Daniel Anastasio. This rare program, Music as Poet, features French, German, and American composers who tried their hand at writing the poetic text to their own songs. Join us for an evening of intimate expression and unhinged passion, from Claude Debussy’s transportive Proses lyriques to Charles Ives’ ecstatic Circus Band. 

LIMITED SEATING: Call  210-486-0255 to reserve tickets ($20). 

Solo Faculty Recital

September 13 at 7:30pm, McAllister Auditorium, San Antonio College

Solo piano works by Schubert, Albéniz and Ravel

Chamber Music at Greenwich House

August 19 at 1pm, Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St.), New York City

Program features violinist Brendan Speltz and cellist Oded Hadar, with works by Schubert, Albéniz, and Debussy. 

Unheard-of//Ensemble Season Premiere: Dialogues

August 18 at 8pm, Spectrum, New York City

An eclectic set of new works by living composers, featuring clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Solo Recital

July 29 at 2pm, Barocksaal Hall, Kyoto, Japan

Shared recital with pianist and wife Erika Dohi. Music of Schubert, Liszt, Ravel and Albéniz

Spain Tour with YOSA Philharmonic

June 19-29: Madrid, Seville, Tenerife, Granada

Troy Peters takes the YOSA Philharmonic on an epic Spanish tour, programming largely American works including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Daniel Anastasio 

Rhapsody in Blue with the YOSA Philharmonic

June 17, 2018 at 4pm, University of Incarnate Word Concert Hall

Troy Peters conducts the YOSA Philharmonic, music of Bernstein, Copland, De Falla, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Daniel Anastasio

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