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,...

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,...

Artist Bios

Artist Bios

My work is an attempt to communicate how I observe, think and feel through my personal perception of beauty. I’m fascinated by the relationships between lines and surfaces, the intersections of seemingly disparate forms, and the way light transforms them all. The individual shapes, materials and textures used in my abstract sculptures should be familiar to the viewer, yet I’ve arranged them in ways that are uniquely my own. A common theme in my work is the dueling effects of fluidity and points of tension — a combination that I believe produces the greatest interest and strongest overall sense of movement in abstract forms. Because I...

Robert Michaelson

Robert Michaelson

Every time I put on my dive gear I enter a world of enchantment. A virgin underwater world untouched by humans just yet, filled with unimaginable colors and shapes. It is quiet; all I can hear is my own breathing from my regulator. I am transported to another realm of existence; I am a passive observer mesmerized by an utterly foreign universe going about its daily chores. I use photography as a means to document the world around me and share it with others. I admire every little detail of the smallest creature and am trying to highlight it in my pictures. I want people to be aware and appreciate the astonishing variety of life in the...

jim-sparkman

jim-sparkman

My journey into underwater photography was first fueled by my desire to share the awe inspiring sights of the undersea world to non-diving friends and new divers. This evolved into a quest to take my underwater photography to another level and has since become my greatest passion as I travel and dive around the world. I have seen many wondrous things in our underwater world along with a vast array of unique and varied sea creatures. In my travels I explored pristine reef systems with many varieties of beautiful hard and soft corals. Unfortunately I have seen reef systems damaged through carelessness and chemicals washed into the sea....

Art Show Preview

Art Show Preview

Unfolding Dimensions Artists Lauren Browning & Sandy Whitby Opening Friday, February 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm Read Artist statements and bios Near Shore Patagonian Onyx on Steel 17” x 7” x 17”   Heritage Persian Travertine on Texas Granite 12” x 12” x 20”   Mermaid Bronze on Italian Limestone 17” x 13” x 9” Blue – 66” X 60” Mixed Media on Canvas   Infinity – 63” X 75” Mixed Media on Canvas   Step Through – 63” X 84” Mixed Media on...

Art Gallery

Current Show Opening Saturday, April 4th, 5-7pm: Danville Chadbourne — Sculptures and Paintings MBAW-AF-040415 from Musical Bridges Around The World on Vimeo. ARTIST STATEMENT Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious. I have...

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. Yes, our concerts present some noted, “world-renowned” artists. But what makes for fame in today’s mass media is not necessarily a skilled performer on an instrument or voice—flash, glitz, even outrage is what attracts attention. The sizzle. So you have probably never heard of many of...

ТРАДИЦИИ РУССКОГО МЕЦЕНАТСТВА В САН-АНТОНИО – English

On  October 7 Musical Bridges Around the World in San Antonio  opens it’s 15th season  with the concert “Fusion of the Worlds”, which will bring together musicians, performers on ethnic instruments from around the world. “Musical Bridges” through it’s multicultural programing connects different genres, styles and artists, including many members of the Russian music traditions. This season, Musical Bridges invites musicians Igudesman and Joo. The world’s best musical pranksters; violinist Aleksey Igudesman from St. Petersburg and British born Korean pianist Richard Hyung Joo, present the  program...

Special Events

November 3 2012: Diwali San Antonio Sangeet Millennium is proud to be the featured act in this award-winning Festival of Lights. Sponsored by Musical Bridges Around the World, they kick off the event at 4:45 on the main stage. Come and relish the sights, sounds, and tastes of India in a Texas-sized event!  Click here for more information about the Diwali festival.  Click here for more information about Sangeet Millennium. Hemisfair Park 200 South Alamo St. San Antonio TX, 78201 January 20, 2013: “Brahms” 2:00 PM at the home of Sheila Swartzman and Kenneth Bloom In collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber Music Society Gary Levinson on...