Agarita + Clementine Celebrate with Local Artists and Partners through Innovative Performances

Friday 28th, August 2020 / 15:58 Written by
Agarita + Clementine Celebrate with Local Artists and Partners through Innovative Performances


Agarita is thrilled to again present collaborative, community-based concerts with local San Antonio culinary artists, a celebration of a historic venue, and a musical connection to visionary poetic artistry. Each concert explores the relationship between music and another art form, creating an immersive experience. Collaborators for the 2020 fall season include Chefs John and Elise Russ of Clementine, the World Heritage Festival in a celebration of the Tricentennial of Mission San Jose, and an expression of poetry through music with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

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“It has always been our collective goal to share an immense drive, passion, and willingness to think outside the box and unite the arts and empower artists in San Antonio,” said Marisa Bushman, viola and Agarita co-president. “With COVID-19, our mission has never been more vital to offer the community a unique experience to enjoy a ‘shared connection’ at a time when local music and the arts are so needed the most.”   

Agarita’s Collaboration with Chefs from Clementine 

Friday, August 28, 2020 

Video will be available at 5:30 p.m. and Facebook Watch Party at 7:30 p.m.

 ·       Agarita teams up with Chefs John and Elise Russ of Clementine for a 5-course meal paired to music of Schubert, Fauré, Chausson, NováčekBach and violist and composer Jessica Meyer.

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Watch the pre-recorded concert taped in the restaurant, and the creation of the meal from home. The recipes will be available, so you can try your hand at recreating the dishes yourself—or you can purchase the meal curbside on Friday, August 28 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Clementine (2195 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio) and enjoy it without any expending any elbow grease! View the menu and place your order by calling (210) 503-5121 or emailing Clementine.

The video will be available for viewing starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020, with a watch party on Agarita’s Facebook page at 7:30 p.m.! 

Agarita Celebrates Mission San Jose 

Friday, September 11, 2020, 7:00 p.m. 

Livestream from Mission San Jose Church 

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·       To celebrate the Mission San Jose Tricentennial, Agarita will present a magical virtual experience of classical music as part of the City of San Antonio’s Fifth Annual World Heritage Festival. The performance, from the inside of the Mission San Jose Church, will open with a prayer by Father Rogelio Martinez, Pastor at Mission San Jose. Join by watching on YouTube @WorldHeritageSA and Facebook @worldheritagefestival from your computer or mobile device. For updates, visit the World Heritage Festival website

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AGARITA + ANDREA “VOCAB” SANDERSON – An Expression of Poetry Through Music

When: October 30, 2020 6:00 pm and 8:30 p.m., with live stream at 8:30 pm

Length of program: 70 minutes or less


Ticket Link: 

Where: Radius Building, 106 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205 

Cost: FREE

Radius Building (map)

Agarita pairs up with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson for a program guided by her personal voice and vision.

Agarita and San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson collaborate to provide two evening shows inspired by her personal voice and vision.

Additionally, Agarita’s last concert of the fall season will include music by John Adams, Beethoven, Paul Wiancko, Pablo Casals, Missy Mazzoli, Arvo Pärt, and an original “The Noveaux” by Andrea arranged by Troy Peters.

The socially-distanced concert will be held at the Radius Building at 106 Auditorium Cir, on a first come first serve basis for both performances with a maximum capacity of 100 people. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the concert and hand sanitizing stations will be made available. The 8:30 p.m. show will live streamed for all to see.


An innovative chamber ensemble dedicated to producing bold, collaborative musical events, Agarita offers a new way to experience classical and contemporary music. Founded by Daniel Anastasio (piano), Marisa Bushman (viola), Ignacio Gallego (cello) and Sarah Silver Manzke (violin), Agarita nourishes the local community through artistic collaborations, community engagement, and free, adventurous programming. With concise, eclectic performances that are “splendid – unified, spirited, [and] well prepared” (Greenberg, Incident Light), the young chamber group offers a new, open-armed experience for listeners.  

Rooted in San Antonio, Texas, Agarita works intimately with local artists of various genres to weave cross-artistic narratives for each concert. Agarita’s past collaborations have included the McNay Art Museum’s Pop América exhibit, lighting artist Chuck Drew, Cameron Beauchamp from the Grammy Award-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth, chef Elizabeth Johnson and Pharm Table restaurant, poet Laura Van Prooyen, sculptor Danville Chadbourne, educational arts institution SAY Sí, and the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival for a concert inside San Antonio’s historic Mission San José. 

As a nonprofit organization, Agarita believes that the arts should be accessible to everyone in its community. Agarita presents free public concerts, performs at local schools, and offers opportunities for other artists through its collaborations. Follow Agarita’s upcoming projects and future performances at or on Facebook at @Agarita or on Instagram @Agarita_San_Antonio. For any questions, email

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