Rivard Report: International Music Festival Bridges Nations Through ‘Universal Language’

Rivard Report: International Music Festival Bridges Nations Through ‘Universal Language’

International Music Festival Bridges Nations Through ‘Universal Language’ A new, multinational jazz group has assembled to celebrate three important birthdays: San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the 20th anniversary of local nonprofit Musical Bridges Around the World, and the fifth year of its signature event, the International Music Festival. The International Sister City Jazz Ensemble will perform a Saturday concert during the week-long festival, at 7:30 p.m. at the Empire Theatre. Members of the ensemble hail from San Antonio’s growing list of sister cities, including Chennai, India; Monterrey, Mexico; Darmstadt, Germany; and friendship city...

San Antonio Arts: MBAW’s International Fest In Full Swing

San Antonio Arts: MBAW’s International Fest In Full Swing

Founded 20 years ago, Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) has been bringing international music and musicians to San Antonio through yearly series of mostly chamber concerts both ticketed and free.  Its International Music Festival was launched five years ago as a showcase for musicians from around the globe who perform in a broad range of styles, from the classical to culturally specific and innovative fusion genres. Concerts take place at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater and the San Fernando Cathedral through Feb. 4. Czech This Out, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., also at the Cathedral. The cleverly titled concert will feature...

San Antonio Express-News: International Music Festival Celebrates Milestones

San Antonio Express-News: International Music Festival Celebrates Milestones

In its fifth year, the International Music Festival, created by nonprofit performing arts organization Musical Bridges Around the World, has more to celebrate than in years’ past. The festival, which consists of eight free concerts Saturday through Feb. 4, is a 300 San Antonio-partnered event, and organizers have designed many of the performances to pay homage to the city’s culture and history. In a similar spirit, Musical Bridges is commemorating its 20th year of operations by kicking the festival off with a musical celebration. “We’re starting the festival with the Founders’ Concert, which involves musicians who were with us at the...

KENS 5 San Antonio Great Day SA: Get A Taste Of Music From Around The World

KENS 5 San Antonio Great Day SA: Get A Taste Of Music From Around The World

San Antonio is taking you on a musical journey where you can visit all four corners of the world! Find out where you can book your next music festival. Musical Bridges Around the World International Music Festival 2 Locations: Empire Theatre And San Fernando Cathedral January 27th- February 4th 210.464.1534 MBAW.org Click here to view the...

Texas Public Radio: Connecting World Cultures Through ‘Musical Bridges’ At San Antonio Festival

Texas Public Radio: Connecting World Cultures Through ‘Musical Bridges’ At San Antonio Festival

Musical Bridges Around the World begins its annual music festival Saturday. Founder and Musical Director Anya Grokhovski says the festival, in its fifth year, brings performers from all over the world to play in the Alamo City.”Music is a peacemaking language,” she said. The international music festival is at the Empire Theater, and features jazz piano, violin music and members of the San Antonio Symphony. The event consists of seven free concerts in 10 nights. The underlying theme of Musical Bridges Around the World, Grokhovski said, is the power in music that transcends borders and language to underscore our common...