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East Meets West | UNITYFest 2023

Box Office Opens | 10am
Lobby Doors Open | 1pm

You must present your free registration voucher(s) at the Tobin Center Box Office on the event date to receive your ticket(s) to enter the concert. 1 voucher registration equals 1 ticket/seat to the concert, so be sure to choose the correct number of vouchers when registering. Voucher does not guarantee entry. Must redeem for ticket day of show beginning at 10am. For orders of 8 or more vouchers, contact the Tobin Center Box Office.

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French-Korean concert pianist and The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition Silver medalist Yedam Kim returns to San Antonio to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra directed by Seokwon Hong, all the way from South Korea!

Presented by Musical Bridges Around the World, this UNITYFest event is a celebration of the 40-year sister city relationship between San Antonio, TX and Gwangju, South Korea (Sister Cities relationship established in 1981). Generous support comes from the City of San Antonio Global Engagement Office, City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, OCI Solar Power and Mission Solar Energy. UNITYFest 2023 is also sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. A full list of MBAW operational sponsors can be found on

Sung-Hwan Choi - Arirang (Korean folk song)
Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op. 11
Atonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178


About UNITYFest

UNITYFest is a free annual festival creating meaningful connections through cross-cultural collaborations and celebrating our common humanity. A union of classical and contemporary music from near and far defines our place in this melting pot that is San Antonio. Presented by Musical Bridges Around the World. 

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About Musical Bridges Around the World

Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization with the mission to celebrate our common humanity by providing access to global arts for all. Free programming includes a seasonal concert series, annual festival, quadrennial international piano competition, educational engagement program of concerts and curriculum, senior community concert series, art gallery, and annual string instrument scholarship. 

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