"Unfolding Dimensions" by Sandy Whitby & Lauren Browning

unfolding dimensions 2 1Musical Bridges' Art Gallery hosted its second opening of the 17th season on Friday, February 13th.  The opening celebrated “Unfolding Dimensions," the first combined exhibit of artists Sandy Whitby and Lauren Browning.

A constant flow of over 150 guests moved throughout the gallery-enjoying art, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live jazz by George and Aaron Prado.

Sandy and Lauren’s work attracted many first time visitors to the MBAW gallery; one guest said that it was the best art opening she’s attended in over 20 years.

MBAW Board Member Paul Martin was among the first to buy a piece from the opening — he was drawn to “Perseverance,” a quartzite and shale sculpture by artist Lauren Browning and is happy to add it to his art collection. (Pictured left).

The exhibit “Unfolding Dimensions” at the Musical Bridges' Art Gallery will be available for viewing through the end of March.  To schedule a visit, please call (210) 464-1534.

 

Superbowl Sunday at San Fernando

Over 300 San Antonians gathered together at the San Fernando Cathedral on Superbowl Sunday, February 1, 2015 for "Strauss & Golden Greece" as part of the city-wide Strauss Festival.

The New York-based Canellakis-Brown duo, "a pair of adventurous young talents" presented a sonata for cello & piano along with their own Greek-flavored compositions for an enthusiastic crowd.  Attendees included among others, visitors from the Ivory Coast of Africa (pictured below).

Click HERE to see a review of the concert from the Rivard Report. 

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Kids to Concerts-Espana!

On January 16 & 26-27, 2015 Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez of Entreflamenco Company visited 5 San Antonio Elementary schools: Bob Hope, Hidden Cove, Oak Meadow, Steubing, & Redland Oaks.

MBAW's interactive and exciting program incorporated TEKS and STEM curriculum-teaching the culture and geography of Spain through music.

About 2,500 children learned about flamenco, rythm & sound, history, ethnic instruments, and Spanish language during the 40 minute program.

Antonio & Estefania brought one of their scholarship students from their non-profit Spanish DanzArt Society as well. The students in the audience were very excited to see someone their age performing on stage!

During each program, the artists selected about 20 students from the audience to join them on stage and learn the art of flamenco. (Some of the teachers and principals joined them on stage as they wanted to learn too!) By the end of the program, many of the students and teachers were cheering, "Ole!"

MBAW would like to thank District 4 Councilman Rey Saldana, District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg, and District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher for generously sponsoring the program at those schools.

We are looking forward to our next segment with the Austin Troubadours on March 5 & 6th! For details on how to bring the Kids to Concerts program to your school please contact Diana Tatu by clicking HERE.

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Kids to Concerts-Russia!

Musical Bridges Around the World is proud to report another successful segment of our community outreach Kids to Concerts program at no charge to the schools visited!

On January 22-23 & 26-27, the Flying Balalaika Brothers from Austin visited 8 San Antonio elementary schools:  Fernandez, Madison, Oak Meadow, Colonies North, Scobee, Howsman, Leon Springs & Glenoaks.

MBAW's interactive and exciting program incorporated TEKS and STEM curriculum-teaching the culture and geography of Russia through music.

About 7,500 children learned about rythm & sound, dance, history, ethnic instruments and Russian language during the 40 minute program.

Each program included an interactive dance where the entire school participated and counted in Russian! During the Q & A students at several of the schools asked the musicians how they were able to move their hands so fast to play their instruments.  This was a wonderful opportunity for the musicians to share the importance of practice in order to reach their goals and be the best that they can be!

MBAW would like to thank District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez, District 7 Cris Medina, and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg for sponsoring the program at those schools.

For details on how to bring the Kids to Concerts program to your school please contact Diana Tatu by clicking HERE.

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