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.
October 27, 2013: “Golden Fingers and Golden Voice”
Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Mei Rui and baritone Octavio Moreno, an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio will perform.
December 8, 2013: “Nightingale”
Two giants of the contemporary international music scene are coming to San Antonio! Eugenia Zukerman, world-renowned flutist and artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, will join concert pianist and University of Texas - Austin Professor Anton Nel in a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration of famous compositions for piano solo and piano and flute.
January 12, 2014: “Dos Virtuosos”
Andrés Cárdenes — Cuban native, Second Prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, and former conductor and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra — will be joined concert pianist Baya Kakouberi
March 30, 2014: "Songs of Arabia”
World-famous clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh, a native of Syria and New York resident, will be joined by a group of classical and ethnic folk musicians.
May 4, 2014: "Essence of India"
Grammy-nominee Sandeep Das is considered one of the leading tabla players today. Sandeep has composed for and performed internationally with the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma since the group's founding in 2000. With the Ensemble, he performed at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York in 2008, played the BBC Proms in 2004 and 2009, and is the only Indian artist to have performed for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympic Games in Shanghai.