Come join us at Gallery Nord on December 15th at 3pm for this special homecoming concert featuring native Texans Christine Lamprea and Daniel Anastasio. The concert is free with a suggested $25 tax-deductible donation at the door.
Pohadka ("Fairy Tale") -- Janacek Cello Sonata in C, op. 65 -- Britten I. Dialogo II. Scherzo- pizzicato III. Elegia IV. Marcia Cello Sonata in F major, op. 99 -- Brahms I. Allegro vivace II. Adagio affettuoso III. Allegro passionato IV. Allegro molto
Pohadka ("Fairy Tale") -- Janacek
Cello Sonata in C, op. 65 -- Britten
II. Scherzo- pizzicato
Cello Sonata in F major, op. 99 -- Brahms
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto
Noted for her “supreme panache” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea is a multi-faceted soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Lamprea is the First Prize winner of the XVI Annual Sphinx Competition (2013). She joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program, and as such will be presented as soloist with major orchestras worldwide. She has also received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Young Texas Artists’ Competition and, most recently, captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. She is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions. Ms. Lamprea has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Symphony and New Jersey Symphony, among others. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Allentown, Hilton Head, and Costa Rica National Symphonies. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Lamprea has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, the Beethovenhaus, the Kennedy Center, and the Metropolitan Museum. She has participated in the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, Perlman Music Program, the Banff Centre, and Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, performing alongside such esteemed musicians as Mark Hill, Maria Lambros, Nicholas Mann, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. Ms. Lamprea strives to expand her musical boundaries by exploring many genres of music as well as non-traditional venues for performance and teaching. She has worked with members of Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, and studied sonatas with fortepiano with Audrey Axinn. She has premiered several works by composers at The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. Most recently, she was a member of a small ensemble that worked with jazz musician Anthony Coleman on avant-garde composer John Zorn’s game piece Cobra, for musical improvisers and prompter. A passionate teacher, Ms. Lamprea worked with Ecuadorian youth in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil, as part of a residency between The Juilliard School and “Sinfonia Por La Vida,” a social inclusion program modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema program. She continued to pursue musical outreach as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard, performing in hospitals and nursing homes in and around New York City as part of a mixed ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians. Ms. Lamprea is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She studied with Bonnie Hampton at The Juilliard School and holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky. Previous teachers include Ken Freudigman and Ken Ishii.
Daniel Anastasio, from San Antonio, TX, recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree in piano performance, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. He received his Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University, where he double-majored in Music and Philosophy. At Cornell, he studied piano with Xak Bjerken and chamber music with Miri Yampolsky and violinist Joseph Lin. Throughout his earlier years growing up in San Antonio, Daniel benefited greatly from lessons with Rebecca Wilcox, who instilled in him a musical sensitivity and expressive freedom that has shaped his personality at the keyboard. Currently living in New York City, Daniel is privileged to be studying privately with renowned pianist and pedagogue Ann Schein. Daniel has attended many summer programs and festivals, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival, and Cornell University’s Mayfest. Last year he was a finalist in Juilliard’s piano concerto competition, and a recipient of the school’s Mieczyslaw Munz scholarship. This year, Daniel’s time is split between chamber music performances and recordings, recitals, concerto performances, and auditions for a Doctorate of Musical Arts, which he intends to pursue next year.
Musical Bridges Around the World collaborates with many performing arts, educational and visual arts institutions in order to make San Antonio the cosmopolitan, cultural center envisioned by Mayor Castro's SA2020 endeavor. The mission of SA2020 is to catalyze the entire San Antonio community into passionate, focused, and sustained action to achieve the shared goals that will transform San Antonio into a world-class city by the year 2020 in eleven key vision areas. Learn more about SA2020 by clicking here.
Here are the 2012-2013 season collaborations:
This is a Musical Bridges Around the World Special Event
(not a collaboration)
Barynya, the Russian dancing ensemble from New York, will dazzle our imaginations with a lively and festive Gala performance.
Live and Silent Auctions!
To be held at the historic St. Anthony Hotel in downtown.
Musical Bridges is collaborating with the McNay Museum on their Russian Festival, May 18th, 2013. We have sponsored three Russian costumes that are exhibited at the museum. Barynya will dance in their Family Festival on Saturday, May 18th.
Costumes provided by Musical Bridges Around the World
In collaboration with the Alamo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in San Antonio and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Musical Bridges will be hosting a unique performance centered on the sounds of the organ.
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church will present Svetlana Berrezhnaya, concert organist, in recital on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary. She will play works by J.S. Bach, Couperin, Clerambault, Bedard and others. This is a free concert.
In collaboration between UTSA and Musical Bridges, Lilya Zilberstein and Duo Gerzenberg performed in the UTSA Guest Artist Series on Monday January 25.
In a collaboration between Musical Bridges and the San Antonio Symphony, Lilya Zilberstein and Duo Gerzenberg performed at a Symphony fundraiser on Friday February 22 at the home of Drs Kevin Hall and Josefine Heim-Hall
6:30 PM at the home of Sheila Swartzman and Kenneth Bloom
Musical Bridges sponsored the performance of these musicians as a part of the San Antonio Brahms Festival and as a fundraiser for the San Antonio Chamber Music Society
Gary Levinson on violin, Baya Kakouberi on piano, and Jeff Garza on horn, help us honor Brahms as part of the citywide Brahms Festival.
Brahms Violin Sonata op.108, No.2
Gary Levinson, violin and Baya Kakouberi, piano
Brahms Trio in E Flat Major, op.40 for Piano, Violin and Horn
For more information, please contact Anya Grokhovski.
In a collaboration between Musical Bridges and Northwest Vista College, Rez Ababasi gave a masterclass to the Jazz students at the college on December 10, 2012.
Sushi & Champagne Jazz Party
Dec 8, 2012
Held at the home of Reema Shroff & Naveen Kella
featuring the Rez Abbasi Trio
This event was a fundraiser for Musical Bridges Around the World
Sangeet Millennium is proud to be the featured act in this award-winning Festival of Lights. Sponsored by Musical Bridges Around the World, they kick off the event at 4:45 on the main stage. Come and relish the sights, sounds, and tastes of India in a Texas-sized event! Click here for more information about the Diwali festival. Click here for more information about Sangeet Millennium.
Hemisfair Park 200 South Alamo St. San Antonio TX, 78201
Musical Bridges artists Duo Jalal provided music for the first San Antonio Partnership Walk on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Tower of Americas. The Partnership Walk's purpose was to raise awareness and funds in support of innovative programs managed by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) is a nonprofit, non-denominational international development organization committed to alleviating poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy, primarily in Africa and Asia. You can learn more about their work by clicking here.