Photo by Jana Birchum

Best New Place to See Music


For its first 53 years, KMFA was all about the audio: sending classical music out to the world, being heard but not seen. That's changed with the opening of the radio station's new 18,000-square-foot facility; it was designed for the world to come into and see classical music being played and made. Visitors can watch on-air hosts spin Bach and Bartok through large studio windows, make sounds and rhythms with a junkyard of instruments in the art gallery's “Sound Garden” installation, and enjoy musicians performing live in the intimacy of the 135-seat Draylen Mason Music Studio. Seeing music is so integral to KMFA's new home that sheet music and sound waves decorate the walls.

41 Navasota St., 512/476-5632

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