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.

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Musica Viva: Gifts of $1,000 and above

  • 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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A Glimpse in to Next Season!

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MV18 Oct3 Dumki 490x242October 3, 2015 | Dumki

Czech virtuoso duo Felix Slováček, Jr., clarinet, and Viacheslav Grokhovski Jr., piano, will be joined by the youngest member of Houston Grand Opera Studio, Armenian soprano Mane Galoyan, in a colorful program of international delights.  Click here for Program







MV18 Dec5 HomeComing 490x242December 5, 2015 | Home Coming

Duo AleAnya (Anya Grokhovski and Alena Gorina–piano four hands) will be joined by Mark Cheikhet on violin, and Elena Portnaya on piano in a one-of-a-kind virtuoso highlighting the Golden Era repertoire by Kreisler and Rachmaninoff, among others.






MV18 Jan16 Colombian Espresso 490x242January 16, 2016 | Colombian Espresso

Part of the Las Americas–city wide music festival Edmar Castaneda (harp) has taken the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command. “His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, a rapid-fire of chords, balance of melodic figures and drive are served with euphoric Latin American rhythms....” He will be joined by world famous St. Petersburg String Quartet in a world premiere of "La Tierra"




MV18 Apr9 CherryBlossom 490x242 v2April 9, 2016 | Cherry Blossom

Japanese Koto and Shamisen player Sumie Kaneko has been recognized as a pioneer of uniquely chromatic instrumentation, while Kaoru Watanabe is a New York based composer and musician who specializes in the Japanese shinobue flutes and taiko drums. They will be joined by Taiko artist, Kenny Endo. The trio are deeply rooted in Japanese tradition and are virtuosos in Western classical, jazz and world music. The program will include selections of traditional Japanese music and it’s modern journey around the world.


MV18 May14 Caravan 490x242May 14, 2016 | Caravan

Described as a “virtuoso” and “intensely soulful” by the New York Times, Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Sri Lankan-born, Canada-based composer-performer Dinuk Wijeratne will make his Musical Bridges' debut: described by the Toronto Star as "an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future," and by the New York Times as "exuberantly creative." Azmeh & Wijeratne will be joined by Shane Shanahan, a Grammy Award winning percussionist who “combines drumming traditions from all over the world to create–a heartbeat of humanity” -Boston Globe