Mi Amor!

Mi Amor!

Salsa! The Grand Finale of Musical Bridges’ 14th Season was a fascinating weekend with Gibaro de Puerto Rico. Beside many beautiful performances they introduced me to the way they relate to the world. Puerto Ricans are very warm people. If they know you for a few hours and they like you, you instantly become Mi Amor! They love you, they hug you, they laugh all the time, whether they have a reason to or not. Their sunny culture is infectious and all-inclusive. Their music to a great extent represents their live-loving sunny island personalities. My husband Robert is of Norwegian descent, sixth-generation, but still proud to be. When we got...

Oct 7, 2012 “Fusion of the Worlds”

Oct 7, 2012 “Fusion of the Worlds”

Sunday at 3:00 PM at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Plenty of free parking. Box Office opens 2:00 PM. Seating at 2:40 PM Celtic Queen of Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma Cristina Pato, on bagpipes, will be joined by Victor Prieto on accordion, John Hadfield on percussions, and duoJalal’s Kathryn Lockwood on viola and Yousif Sheronick on eastern percussions. A fascinating musical trip around the...

Dec 9, 2012, “Invocation”

Dec 9, 2012, “Invocation”

Sunday at 3:00 PM at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Plenty of free parking. Box Office opens 2:00 PM. Seating at 2:40 PM The Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quintet, or RAAQ, will feature jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi and fellow musicians Dave Binney, Vijay Iyer, Michael Sarin, and Johannes Weidenmueller as they blend traditional jazz with sounds influenced by their Indian, New York and Southern California...

FRIDAY, January 18, 2013: A Little Nightmare Music

FRIDAY, January 18, 2013: A Little Nightmare Music

Friday at 7:30 PM at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Plenty of free parking. Box Office opens 6:30 PM. Seating at 7:10 PM Performed by classical music and comedy duo Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, A Little Nightmare Music is a unique show, full of virtuosity, enchanting music and zany, outrageous humor. Ideal for audiences aged 8 to 88, this show is sure to captivate and crack you up, whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or the type who runs for cover at the mere mention of Mozart. Please note the special date and time (Friday at 7:30 PM) for this concert.  Tickets for other Main Stage...

Feb 24, 2013, “Musical Generations”

Feb 24, 2013, “Musical Generations”

Sunday at 3:00 PM at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Plenty of free parking. Box Office opens 2:00 PM. Seating at 2:40 PM We are very excited to welcome back the famous concert pianist from Germany, Lilya Zilberstein, joined by her two gifted sons Anton, 16, and Daniel, 19. Youth Orchestra of San Antonio will accompany the trio in a virtuoso performance, bringing a colorful program to the stage, including Mozart Concerto for 3 Pianos and Brahms for one, two and three...

May 19, 2013, “Russian Extravaganza with Barynya”

May 19, 2013, “Russian Extravaganza with Barynya”

Sunday at 3:00 PM at McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Plenty of free parking. Box Office opens 2:00 PM. Seating at 2:40 PM Barynya, the Russian dancing ensemble from New York, will dazzle your imagination with a beautiful, festive...

Gibaro de Puerto Rico in San Antonio

World-famous folkloric ensemble performed by Gibaro de Puerto Rico, will highlight the 14th season of the Main Stage Concert Series presented by Musical Bridges Around the World.  The May 20th performance “Caribbean Express” creates an unforgettable journey through the history of Caribbean music from its roots to the...

Garden

Garden

I like to grow a garden, both figuratively and literally speaking. My earliest childhood memories are those of the light in the garden lying under the apple tree on a sunny day, light winks at me through tender spring leaves taking on a life of it’s own. My grandmother had a green thumb; her spectacular tulips growing on both sides of a narrow walkway to our small summer cottage, an hour away from Moscow, were envy of our neighbors. It was my chore to help collect black currant so my mother and grandmother used whatever did not make it to my tummy to make sweet preserves for winter. I think I was five at a time. Some years later when my...

Gala

Listed below are auction items for our May 19 Annual Gala and Fundraiser: Salsa Party! An evening of live entertainment, dinner and dancing will be headlined by world-famous folkloric ensemble Gibaro de Puerto Rico, known for their dynamic, fiery performances. The troupe will take our members on a journey through the history and traditions of the Caribbean, dazzling guests with festive song and dance with live accompaniment. Rosemary’s Catering will prepare a Puerto Rican inspired buffet. Our fundraiser will include live and silent auctions featuring unique musical travel packages, beautiful works of art, exotic getaways, dinner...