Founded in 1998, Musical Bridges is a cultural and educational nonprofit organization focused on creating one-of-a-kind, multicultural performances by world-class, internationally renowned classical, jazz, and ethnic folk musicians and performing artists, for the benefit of the public and at-risk youth, while fostering San Antonio’s reputation as a cosmopolitan cultural center and promoting tourism and development. Our programs include:
- The Judy and Jefferson Crabb Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral: a free concert series held on select Sunday evenings in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Conveniently located at a historical attraction next to the Riverwalk. Free and open to the public, tourists, and visitors.
- Music Without Borders: our inaugural International Music Festival will take place on the gorgeous campus of Trinity University, featuring a week of world-class artists in cross-cultural pairings, Feb. 22 – Mar. 2, 2014.
- Musica Viva: a members concert series held at private residences around San Antonio, allowing members to enjoy intimate performances and mingle with famous musicians, singers, and dancers over dinner.
- Kids to Concerts: a free educational outreach program designed to bring the magic of live performing arts directly to children and youth, while using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused curriculum to bring to life the science, tech, engineering and mathematical aspects of music. Kids to Concerts brings these multimedia presentations to underserved San Antonio schools, at absolutely no cost to schools visited.
This year Musical Bridges will produce more than 15 concerts at San Fernando Cathedral, Trinity University, and in private residences, and another 25 concerts in economically disadvantaged Title One middle schools, reaching up to 25,000 at-risk youth. MBAW also establishes and partakes in collaborations amongst arts organizations. Concerts appeal to both seasoned concertgoers and curious new listeners alike.
For more information on our programs or to support our work, please call us at (210) 464-1534.