Welcome to the Musical Bridges Around the World 15th season!
This year, we have reached a tremendous milestone and will celebrate it in style! Our mission of producing one-of-a-kind, multicultural performances by the finest classical, jazz, and folk musicians and performing artists from around the globe will truly be on the next level. Please join us...
Our Main Stage concert series opens in October 2012 with "Fusion of the Worlds,” featuring Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project favorite Cristina Pato from Spain on bagpipes and our old friends duoJalal. December 2012 brings “Invocation” and new jazz impressions with the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quintet, recently featured on the cover of Jazz magazine. We welcome in the New Year with world famous classical comedians Igudesman and Joo in their entertaining program “Little Nightmare” in January 2013. In February 2013, we will partner with the San Antonio Symphony at the San Antonio Brahms Festival, and with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio in producing “Generations,” featuring Lilya Zilberstein and her sons Anton and Daniel. The grand finale to our season comes in May 2013 with the Russian folk dance ensemble from New York, “Barynya.”
Our Kids to Concerts program was launched 13 years ago at the Mexican Cultural Institute, where it served an average audience of 1,500 children a year. We are thrilled that the program has now expanded into FREE in-school concerts, with 17 performances last season that reached 17,000 kids. We hope to expand to 30 concerts this season, reaching 30,000 kids in the San Antonio area.
The Judy and Jefferson Crabb Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral continue to attract tourists and downtown San Antonio residents to FREE concerts on Sunday nights. This season’s program features a kaleidoscope of musical genres, starting with solo piano in September 2012 and concluding with an Italian baroque flute concert in April 2013. The guest artists who perform at the Cathedral come from all over the world, including Canada, Germany, France, Italy and, of course, the United States.
We continue our Musica Viva salon concerts for members in spectacular residences around San Antonio. Musical Bridges members at the $1,000+ level are invited to enjoy personal performances and mingle with world famous artists. Proceeds from Musica Viva help us to bring music and performing arts to San Antonio schools.
Together with our partner performing arts organizations, MBAW is well on its way to making San Antonio a cosmopolitan cultural center. We want the whole world to know San Antonio for great music and arts. Become a member of Musical Bridges to support our dream! Whether you can give a lot or a little, please do give, as your generosity makes a difference.
MBAW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving nearly 20,000 people a year. It is only with your support that we are able to offer the San Antonio community wonderful music entertainment. Thirty percent of our budget is funded by federal and private foundation grants and sponsorships by San Antonio corporations. The other seventy percent comes from fundraisers, membership, ticket sales, and friends like you.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! See you at the concerts!
Dr. Anya Grokhovski, Artistic Director