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Doc Watkins with Strings
April 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Limited Capacity Socially Distanced Tickets-
Orchestra | $59.50
Grand Tier | $59.50
Mezzanine | $49.50
Balcony | $39.50
You will purchase tickets in the section that you would like. Seats will be assigned in our socially distanced configuration and you will receive your actual seat assignments via email. Seating is arranged in order of when tickets are purchased… first come first served.
One night only! Join Doc Watkins with Strings and the Classical Music Institute Orchestra for an unforgettable night at the Tobin Center. Doc will perform new arrangements of Jazz, TX audience favorites, accompanied by a string orchestra. The program will feature melodies by Gershwin, Debussy, Nat King Cole, Doc Watkins, and more.
Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX. He also co-hosts the weekly radio show, “Live at Jazz, TX” which airs Saturday nights on Texas Public Radio. Watkins currently performs over two hundred shows per year with multiple groups under his name and has released seven albums to date, covering multiple genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.
Watkins received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall.
In 2016, Watkins opened his own music venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, Watkins includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, Mariachi, Salsa, and Folk music. His latest album release features Big Band arrangements of classic Texas Swing tunes.
Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica, and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.
CMI’s mission is to cultivate classical music education and performance as a gateway to the arts.
Established as the education program of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, CMI debuted in summer 2016. CMI provides classical music education to Bexar County’s youth during a two-week and year-long outreach program. With the success of our summer education program, the long-term goal is to partner with local school districts to establish a year-round, accredited institute by fall 2020.
CMI is a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.