history, spirit, & music meet
Judy and Jefferson Crabb Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
FREE and Open to the Public!
This series was designed after the European model of free concerts in historic destinations like Venice, Florence, and Amsterdam. Our Sunday evening concerts entice listeners to explore the location of several buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
San Fernando, the oldest cathedral in the U.S., abuts the Bexar County Courthouse and between them, a revitalized Main Plaza leads to the Riverwalk, a top Texas tourist destination. Concerts are produced at San Fernando Cathedral on select Sundays, featuring world-class classical musicians.
All listeners are invited to meet the artists at the catered dessert reception following every concert. RSVP.
September 23, 2012: “Romantic Piano”
Concert pianist Oleg Polanski travels from Germany to dazzle us with beautiful, romantic piano solos featuring Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and Rachmaninov.
Chopin, Andante spianato and Polonaise Brilliante
Liszt, Valle D' Obermann and Liebestraum # 3
Schubert, 3 Impromtus Op.90
Rachmaninov, Sonata # 2, b-moll
Oleg Polanski, piano
November 18, 2012: “French Impressions”
French concert pianist Hugues Leclère, director of France’s musical festival Nancyphonies, and Carolyn Sproule, mezzo-soprano from Canada, with accompanist Elena Lacheva take us on a sophisticated journey of French impressionism.
January 13, 2013: “Musical Gifts”
Pianist Michael Schneider, soprano Jerryn Crabb, saxophonist Todd Oxford and pianist Alena Gorina help us celebrate the holidays with light classics for piano and soprano.
February 3, 2013: “Brahms”
Mark Cheikhet on viola, Elena Portnaya on piano, mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule, and Emanuel Borok on violin, partake in the citywide Brahms Festival and honor our city’s commemoration of Brahms.
Brahms Viola Sonata op.120, No.2
Mark Cheikhet, viola and Elena Portnaya, piano
Brahms - Two songs for alto, viola and piano op.91
Carolyn Sproule, mezzo-soprano, Mark Cheikhet, viola and Elena Portnaya, piano
Brahms Sonata op.78, No.1
Emanuel Borok, violin and Elena Portnaya, piano
April 28, 2013: "Fantasia for Cello"
Russian virtuoso cellist Boris Andrianov and concert pianist Michael Schneider will dazzle us with a romantic program.