Musical Bridges Around the World founder Anya Grokhovski says when she moved to the US from the USSR in the ‘90s, she never imagined she would reach 25 years of leading a performing arts organization in South Texas. Her energy and enthusiasm have built a model program “celebrating our share humanity by providing access to global arts for all” through an acclaimed, free concert series, an international music festival, visual art exhibitions, senior concerts, and award-winning educational programing.

In this Silver Jubilee year, Musical Bridges is happy to announce its 2022-2023 season of Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral traversing Europe, from Italy, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany to Russia. All performances are free and open to the public, ticket registration is required. Register here, at, or on Eventbrite for all concerts now! Location, parking, raffle, and more info below. 

Members of Duo Baldo fight for accordion, one kicking the other.


Sunday 25 September 2022, 7PM

A renowned violinist and pianist/actor combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor, and pop culture as the Italian-based group Duo Baldo. ​​Prepare for a show that captivates and surprises!

Janoska Ensemble performs in front of red background.
Photo: Andreas-BItesnich


Sunday 30 October 2022, 7PM

The Janoska Ensemble perform their latest album featuring well-known classic masterpieces by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Bernstein and Brubeck.
Calmus Ensemble poses in professional attire.
Photo Credit: Anne Hornemann


Sunday 4 December 2022, 7PM

One of the most successful vocal groups in Germany, the Calmus Ensemble are a perfect blend of sound, precision lightness, and wit. This program will present Christmas music spanning the 11th century forward and globally from France to Sweden, to Ukraine, Puerto Rico, the US and Great Britain.

Leonardo Colafelice cherishes a note on the piano!
Photo Credit: Robert Michaelson


Sunday 26 March 2023, 7PM

Italian concert pianist and Gurwitz 2020 Bronze medalist and Audience Favorite Leonardo Colafelice returns with a stellar new virtuoso program of Franz Liszt compositions inspired by Italian opera masterpieces of Rossini, Bellini and Verdi.

Dmitri Illarionov and Boris Andrianov pose for picture, with instruments.


Sunday 7 May 2023, 7PM

Cellist Boris Andrianov and classical guitarist Dimitri Illarionov combine classical music and folk tunes in a musical expedition all over the world, inspired by innumerable and stimulating intercultural encounters and the desire to share the world’s vibrant diversity.

Location & Parking Information

City Paystations and Meters:
FREE on Sundays at City Paystations and Meters (see City logo at Paystations) all around the area. If you have a disabled parking placard, you may park at these at any day/time for FREE.
List of Lot and Garage Parking:
Recommended lots that are close to the Cathedral:
  1. City Tower Garage (117 W Commerce St) ~ 1 min walk [351 ft]
  2. Houston Street Garage (111 College St) ~ 7 min walk [0.3 mile]
  3. Bexar County Parking Garage (300 Dolorosa) ~ 5 min walk [0.2 mile]
  4. Market Square Lot (612 W Commerce St) ~ 10 min walk [0.5 mile]

Arrival & Check-In Information

  • We recommend you arrive at the Cathedral before the performance, which starts at 7PM sharp. Because the church’s Mass service ends at 6PM, it is recommended you arrive no earlier than 6:15/30PM, so as to give our staff and volunteers enough time to set up check-in tables once the majority of Mass attendees have exited the Cathedral.
  • The cathedral has two (2) main entrances at the front (east) side and one (1) handicapped-accessible entrance on the left (south) side for you to check-in at.

Program Book Update

As part of our 25th anniversary season, MBAW is producing a Signature 8.5″ x 11″ Full Season Program Book filled with all programs of the San Fernando concert season, the International Music Festival, as well as behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes from our founder, and more! This book will be available for purchase at the door via check, credit card, or cash. A one-page program sheet will be available for free as well for each concert.

Concert Raffle Information

Those who register online and check-in at the door for a concert are eligible and entered into the concert raffle. The winner will be announced near or at the end of the concert, must be present to win. Raffle prizes may include Fiesta medals, custom program books, even art!

Interested in Volunteering?

MBAW volunteers are a key to the success of a successful concert event at San Fernando Cathedral. They help with setup, greeting and checking in attendees, and much more! If you are interested in supporting this free concert series through service, please fill out the form on this page and specify “Live Event Assistance” and mention San Fernando Cathedral.