Musica Viva

Chamber music as it should be heard – in chambers!

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The Musica Viva! concert series gives music lovers an opportunity to experience live performance up close and personal
at the most beautiful homes in San Antonio. 

Salon-style concerts by international artists followed by a fully catered dinner and wine reception create one of a kind intimate musical experiences.

Seating is limited, purchase your membership today!

Musica Viva: Gifts between $1,000 and $2,499

  • Complimentary subscription for two to five Musica Viva! salon concerts
  • Preferred seating for two and guests to the International Music Festival
  • Name printed in season program book and member newsletter

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MV17 WebImages-1October 4, 2014

Habaneros, direct from Havana: Virtuoso Clarinetist Alden Ortuño Cabezas with a String Quartet comprised of members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will dazzle guests with classical selections by American, European and Cuban Composers. Mr. Ortuño Cabezas has participated in several competitions and earned the 1st Award at Amadeo Roldán Contest in Matanzas province in 1989. In 1994, he earned the 1st Award and Recognition as the Best Cuban Music Performance at Amadeo Roldán National Contest in Havana. Mr. Ortuno will take the saxophone while fellow musicians double as percussionists!  Click here for program



MV17 WebImages-2November 8, 2014

“He played with an authentic fire, sun-kissed tone” - review from the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition confirmed that Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan is one of the most accomplished and charismatic musicians of his generation and captured the first-ever John Giordano Jury Discretionary Award for his outstanding solo & chamber music performances. Soprano Pureum Jo, a native of Korea, is a Juilliard graduate. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in concert, including the Marilyn Horne Foundation Annual Recital. She is a member of Houston Grand Opera studio.  Click here for program



MV17 WebImages-3January 31, 2015

Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” by Time Out New York, the Canellakis-Brown Duo captivates audiences with their superb musicianship and thrilling performances. Comprised of cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown the Duo appeared at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2013. The Duo combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements; they also produce and star in a YouTube comedy series “Conversations with Nick Canellakis,” where they conduct satirical interviews with stars of the classical music world!  Click here for program



MV17 WebImages-4March 7, 2015

Founded in 2008 in Austin, Texas by the award-winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic -the veteran of European early music scene. Slobodan has recorded numerous CD’s and gave over 1,000 performances with his “Ensemble Renaissance”, including Schauspielhaus in Berlin, St. Marten Theatre in Paris, and Dubrovnik International Festival.  Austin Troubadours is an international group of musicians that is dedicated to reviving the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe thru dances and songs in period costumes with more than 30 authentic period instruments.  Click here for program.



MV17 WebImages-5April 11, 2015

The NYC-based Isle of Klezbos sextet approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful powerhouse all-women’s klezmer has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from neo-traditional folk dance, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking songs, and genre-defying originals. Isle of Klezbos concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS & CNN.  The band made studio recordings of own arrangements for double platinum, Grammy-nominated Scissor Sisters, and performed at the special request of artist Kiki Smith for the dedication of her new stained glass window at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  Click here for program.