Winter concert celebrates the joy of music education on the West Side

Two schools in Austin participate in Sistema Ravinia, which provides music education in under-resourced schools. The goal is for the 3rd through 8th graders to develop a life-long appreciation for music and the arts. “The bottom line is that it helps to develop the whole child. It helps to develop the left and right brain,” said Shemeka Nash, the orchestra’s conductor and an Austin resident.

Music festival in Austin

The third annual Ghan-Again Austin Music Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St. The free event will feature live music and dancing, food, games and vendors.