Musical Bridges Around the World is happy to announce its return to the historic San Fernando Cathedral for the 2021-2022 season, its 24th! All performances are FREE and open to the public! Seating is first come first served.
Safety at the Cathedral
MBAW will follow all safety and distancing guidelines for fine arts performance halls per the State of Texas, as well any other measures it feels necessary per event from its own discretion for the ensured safety of its attendees. More details about safety guideline details/protocols being enacted will be provided with each concert’s communication and as each date approaches, as per the most updated COVID-19 city and state guidelines and MBAW discretion.
As of the date of this posting, we are strongly recommending that attendees wear masks and MBAW will have additional masks ready to hand out for those who need one. If needed, we will also shift back to a virtual only format at each date’s discretion. We are monitoring the situation for the October concert carefully, and will update you closer to the event date if the concert moves virtually.
Virtual or Not?
Unlike the previous season, concerts will not be livestreamed, but MBAW will upload the full concert or highlights to our YouTube channel and our website, after the event. As previously stated, we are keeping the option open to shift any concert to virtual only instead per our discretion at the concern of the safety of our attendees and artists.
Raffle Ticket Registration
You can win a free prize by registering for a free raffle ticket for each of our concerts! You are able to get tickets for each event on our Eventbrite or through our website Event Calendar.
- Registration for the October 3rd concert “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” have now opened!
- Raffle Tickets for the each concert will not be opened until the previous concert has occurred. (Example: “From Vienna with Love” raffle tickets open Sunday 3 October at 7PM, once “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” has started.)
- In-person events will have 1 raffle prize winner and any shift to virtual will have 2 smaller prize raffle winners.
Scroll down below the schedule to learn more about where to park.
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Schedule (Concerts take place at 7PM):
Sunday 3 October 2021
JP Jofre, bandoneon, with the JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band
Sofia Tosello, voice
Native of San Juan, Argentina, JP Jofre is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer who the New York Times often highlights and who Great Performers at Lincoln Center praises as one of today’s leading artists. Jofre and the JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band will be joined by Argentinian singer Sofia Tosello, known for connecting emotionally with her audience through drama, tragedy and tango.
Sunday 21 November 2021
The Janoska Ensemble returns from Austria with a smashing “Baroque Groove” program celebrating the big masters: Vivaldi, Vitali, Bach and Handel. The four brothers have taken to the music laboratory to transform classics with their virtuosic but highly original “Janoska Style.” Their most recent of two albums with the Deutsche Grammophon label, “Revolution,” reflects their stated desire to “revolutionize classical music” through improvisation, “something that was taken for granted in the Baroque era.”
Raffle Tickets Open: Sunday 3 October at 7PM
Sunday 23 January 2022
This concert showcases outstanding local musicians featured in Musical Bridges’ original documentary “The Quilt”: a celebration of the history of African American culture through music. Featured artists include vocalist Beverly Houston, mezzo soprano Veronica Williams, poet and singer Andrea Vocab Sanderson, legendary trombonist Ron Wilkins, pianist Aaron Prado, and many others. The program will highlight historical spirituals to music of the present day.
Raffle Tickets Open: Sunday 21 November at 7PM
Sunday 10 April 2022
Atrium String Quartet
In demand worldwide, the dynamic Atrium String Quartet will travel from Germany to celebrate the 225th birthday of revered composer Franz Schubert. The quartet brings with them a reputation as performers with deep emotion, intellect, virtuosity and technical brilliance. The Strad magazine lauded their “fine, burnished tone.”
Raffle Tickets Open: Sunday 23 January at 7PM
Sunday 8 May 2022
Jiale Li, piano
Russian String Orchestra & director Misha Rachlevsky
2020 Gold medalist of The Gurwitz International Piano Competition Jiale Li returns to San Antonio from Shanghai, China for the first time since his spectacular victory. He will be joined by the Russian String Orchestra in a performance of the beloved Chopin Piano Concerto No.1. The founder and music director of the orchestra, Misha Rachlevsky, will lead the collaboration.
Raffle Tickets Open: Sunday 10 April at 7PM