About the Performers 2013-2014

The City of San Antonio boasts an array of Texas’s most diverse artistic sensibilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicities. Anya Grokhovski, our Artistic Director, scours the planet to find musicians whose exceptional talent communicates the uniting spirit of all of our sensibilities, across the expanses of time and world geography. Enjoy the Season! Season 16 Performers Ukrainian soprano Uliana Alexyuk is a featured soloist at the Bolshoi Theater, where she has been singing since 2010. Her roles include Brigitta in Iolanta; First Lady in The Magic Flute; Adele in Die Fledermaus; Lyudmila in Ruslan and Lyudmila; Frasquita inCarmen;...

About the Performers

The City of San Antonio boasts an array of Texas’s most diverse artistic sensibilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicities. Anya Grokhovski, our Artistic Director, scours the planet to find musicians whose exceptional talent communicates the uniting spirit of all of our sensibilities, across the expanses of time and world geography. Enjoy the Season! Season 17 Performers International Music Festival Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral Musica Viva Kids to...

Become a Member

Members are the lifeblood of Musical Bridges. You are joining—and sustaining the existence of—a community of music lovers who regularly enjoy listening to live performances by internationally-recognized stars playing timeless classical pieces and musical styles cherished by human beings from around our planet. Your gift—at a level most comfortable for you—makes it possible for us to provide free, high-quality, TEKS-compliant Kids to Concerts music education inside San Antonio public schools; to offer Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral free for San Antonio audiences. We appreciate your support. Thank you for your generosity! Become a...

“Faces of Music” Photos

Ken Salazar’s photos of Jazz Reflections, featuring multi-instrumentalist Bennie Maupin, drummer “Tootie” Heath (one of the illustrious Heath Brothers), and Czech bassist Dariusz Olkiewicz give you just a hint of the exceptional musicality these guys brought to McAllister Auditorium that Sunday afternoon. Video is coming soon,...

Kids to Concerts

Kids to Concerts

Kids to Concerts (KtC) is a free educational outreach program that introduces San Antonio children to faraway cultures from all over the world thru folk music and dance. Kids to Concerts annually benefits 50,000 children in grades K-12 through interactive, multicultural performances by world-class artists of the highest caliber. This program is the first of its kind in the area, and is regularly praised by educators and children alike. KtC provides interactive concerts for children while integrating Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) compliant curriculum with the inimitable experience...

Musica Viva

Chamber music as it should be heard – in chambers! Become a member of our Musical Family! 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. Chamber music as it should be heard – in chambers! Become a member of our Musical Family! 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...

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral Sunday evenings at 6:30pm FREE and Open to the Public! 115 Main Plaza, in the oldest active Catholic cathedral in the nation, in the heart of downtown San Antonio This series was designed after the European model of free concerts in historic destinations like Venice, Florence, and Amsterdam. Our Sunday evening concerts entice listeners to explore the location of several buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest active Catholic cathedral in the U.S., is the host to world-class musicians on select Sundays. All listeners are invited to meet the...

Main Stage Concerts

Main Stage Concerts

Featuring world-famous musicians and performers! Presented on select Sundays at 3:00 PM at the 1,000-seat McAllister Auditorium on the campus of San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Free parking. Box Office opens 2:00 PM. Seating at 2:40 PM. Oct 7, 2012, “Fusion of the Worlds” Celtic Queen of Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma Cristina Pato, on bagpipes, joined by duoJalal’s Kathryn Lockwood on viola and Yousif Sheronick on eastern percussions; a fascinating musical trip around the world. Dec 9, 2012, “Invocation” The Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quintet, RAAQ, featuring jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi and Dave Binney, Vijay Iyer,...

Rivard Report: Advancing the Arts in San Antonio Will Provide Value for the Next 300 Years

Rivard Report: Advancing the Arts in San Antonio Will Provide Value for the Next 300 Years

“Art is value, not value added.” I heard this poignant phrase on the cusp of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly  in New York City, where diplomats, philanthropists, artists, and arts leaders from around the globe gathered at the Lincoln Center Global Exchange. They agreed: Art is a universal language that transcends politics, religion, socioeconomics, and ethnic boundaries. San Antonio is a city of complex histories reflected in its art and in the constitution of its people. We live in what I consider the “crossroads of the Americas,” the intersection of Interstate 10 from California to Florida and Interstate 35 from Mexico to Canada....