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Round III – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

1 February | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free & Open to the Public, Tickets Required for Entry

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The three (3) finalists perform a solo piano work composed after 1950 and a newly commissioned chamber music work by San Antonio composer Dr. Aaron Prado titled “El Colibrí y la Cempasúchil”. This chamber work will be performed with an ensemble of acclaimed guest artists from the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and leona player Vico Díaz. The audience will also text-to-vote live directly following the finalist performances to choose the winner of the Audience Favorite Award!

~ Event Sponsored by Ben Jones
~ Commissioned Work Sponsored by Pauline & Randolph Glickman
~ Venue Provided in Partnership with the Carver Community Cultural Center


Doors & Check-In

  • Printed or virtual ticket QR code must be shown at check-in.
  • Doors open for ticket holders at 6 PM CST and waitlisted at 6:30 PM

Waitlist & Walk-ins Policies

  • If ticket registration fills up, all others will be subject to join a waitlist (30 min delayed event entry at 6:30 PM).
  • Any ticket cancellations will be given to the first available in the waitlist.
  • Because it is a free event, we will open seating to anyone still on the waitlist (and any walk-ins) at 6:30 PM CST, 30 minutes before the event begins.


Parking is FREE, and available at the following spots below (click to open Google Map location):

Please see the map below showing parking, main entrances, and handicap/ADA-accessible entrances:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are tickets required for entry to the concert?
Yes, but they are free! (Seating not assigned)

Do donations count as a ticket?
No. Though donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep these events free & open to the public, you should select the correct amount of admission tickets for you/your attending party.

How do I get a ticket?
Tickets are available on this page, mbaw.org/gurwitz/attend or on Eventbrite.

What if I forget to register?
An attendant at the door can help you register quickly and easily. We do not turn away guests if space is available.

If I registered and can no longer attend, what should I do?
If you cannot attend, we ask that you cancel out your free ticket order. This helps our ticket management process and eases the check-in process for attendants and guests the day of.

What do I show at the door/check-in?
Please have your printed or online ticket(s) ready when you get there. Please keep in mind that each person plus each session of this round has a separate ticket/QR code that you must present. If you lose your ticket, please tell the attendant your first and last name.

What are the current health protocols I need to follow?
Masks/social distancing is not currently required.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available 5 recommended areas. Please refer to the Location & Parking section above for links and a map.

Is the location ADA-accessible?
Two ADA-accessible ramp building entrances are available on each side of the building. There is a designated area in the first floor of the theater for a wheelchair if needed. Second floor seating is not ADA accessible as there is no elevator.

Can I take pictures or video?
No flash photography. We would love for you to capture and share your experience, but we do ask that you be conscientious of others and the artists during the performance so as not to disrupt the event.

Any other questions?
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1 February
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free & Open to the Public, Tickets Required for Entry
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Musical Bridges Around the World


Jo Long Theater, Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N Hackberry St
San Antonio, TX 78202 United States