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January 2020

The Gurwitz, ROUND III, WORLD MUSIC ROUND (Free & Open To The Public)

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Featured guest artists from the Silk Road Ensemble: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet (Syria) and John Hadfield (USA), percussion perform with the three remaining finalists. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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February 2020

The Gurwitz, ROUND IV, GRAND FINALE

February 1 @ 7:00 pm
H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

Performance by 3 finalists of select piano concerto with the San Antonio Symphony Get Tickets

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The Gurwitz Awards Brunch

February 2 @ 11:00 am
St. Anthony Hotel, St. Anthony Hotel, 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX, 78205

Awards are presented along with a performance by 3 Gurwitz medalists on a historical Louis XV style Steinway piano in the Peacock Lounge.

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Closing Reception: Alterations, Interventions, and Other Manipulations
(Free and Open to the Public)

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MBAW Art Gallery, 23705 Frontage Road, Ste. 101 San Antonio, TX 78257 + Google Map

Curated by MBAW Gallery Coordinator Diana Roberts, this exhibition looks at some of the playful, ironic, investigative, or purely aesthetic ways contemporary artists interact with found imagery and preconceived ideas. Through subtle (or not so subtle) manipulation of materials, intent, or visual cues, these four Texas-based artists subvert, shift, and ultimately expand our reading of the images, inviting alternate perceptions. The MBAW Art Gallery is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

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AVI AVITAL, MANDOLIN & BRIDGET KIBBEY, HARP | ISRAEL

February 21 @ 7:00 pm
(For Impresario Club Members Only)

Avi Avital is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of mandolin repertory. More than 90 contemporary compositions, 15 of them concertos, have been written for him, while his inspired re-imaginings of music for other instruments include arrangements heard on some of his recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Enhanced by his infectious spirit of adventure and the warm rapport he fosters with his audience, Avital’s championship of his instrument is taking the mandolin centre stage. As well as appearing frequently in the…

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AVI AVITAL, Mandolin & BRIDGET KIBBEY, HARP | ISRAEL

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
(For Musica Viva Members Only)

Avi Avital is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of mandolin repertory. More than 90 contemporary compositions, 15 of them concertos, have been written for him, while his inspired re-imaginings of music for other instruments include arrangements heard on some of his recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Enhanced by his infectious spirit of adventure and the warm rapport he fosters with his audience, Avital’s championship of his instrument is taking the mandolin centre stage. As well as appearing frequently in the…

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Suite Strings | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
(Free & Open To The Public)

February 23 @ 7:00 pm
San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

AVI AVITAL, Mandolin & BRIDGET KIBBEY, Harp Spectacular Israeli-American mandolin-harp duo bring spectacular virtuosity to centre stage with a sophisticated program ranging from Bach to Villa-Lobos. Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merge the historic architecture of the nation's oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with enchanting music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the globe!

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March 2020

CANCELED | OPENING RECEPTION: WITHIN AND WITHOUT (Free & Open To The Public)

March 14 @ 5:00 pm
MBAW Art Gallery, 23705 Frontage Road, Ste. 101 San Antonio, TX 78257

The Art Gallery at Musical Bridges Around the World presents the organic paintings of Norma Jean Moore (San Antonio) and the metal sculptures of Brian Wedgworth (McAllen). In different ways, both artists have experienced the intersection of artmaking and the capacity for the human body to heal itself, exploring forms that are simultaneously molecular and cosmic in nature, collapsing the space between interior and exterior. Join us for Music, Wine, and Bites! Gallery Hours are by appointment Monday-Friday 10am to…

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D’s on Keys

March 22 @ 11:00 am
H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

D’s on Keys is an opportunity for professionals such as MD’s, PhD’s, JD’s and DDS’s to share their musical talents in a dynamic environment with gusto and flair! We invite you to an evening benefiting Kids to Concerts, Musical Bridges’ educational outreach program impacting over 50,000 San Antonio school children annually.

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April 2020

MANE GALOYAN, SOPRANO | ARMENIA, DUO: JOLENTE DE MAEYER, VIOLIN & NIKOLAAS KENDE, PIANO | BELGIUM

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
(For Impresario Club Members Only)

Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan, whom Classical Source exclaimed, “…is a real find <…> with a compelling presence and able to express feelings as naturally as breathing … ” is making a splash in the classical music industry. In the most recent season, Ms. Galoyan makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Prilepa/Chlöe in Pique Dame, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. She also returns to Houston Grand Opera to sing Gilda in Rigoletto, debuts with Hawaii Opera Theatre as the Countess in Le…

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MANE GALOYAN, SOPRANO / ARMENIA, DUO: JOLENTE DE MAEYER, VIOLIN AND NIKOLAAS KENDE, PIANO / BELGIUM

April 11 @ 7:00 pm
(For Musica Viva Members Only)

Mane Galoyan recently completed her residency with the Houston Grand Opera Studio in the 2017-2018 season, where she made her role debut as Violetta in La traviata, as well as the Confidante in Elektra. Mané Galoyan is a winner of numerous international competitions, including First Prize in the 27th Eleanor McCollum Competition and Concert of Arias with Houston Grand Opera, Third Prize in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Fourth Prize in the 6th International Vocal Competition China in Ningbo, Third…

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Dreams From Afar | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
(Free & Open To The Public)

April 12 @ 7:00 pm
San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

MANE GALOYAN, Soprano & DUO: JOLENTE DE MAEYER, Violin & NIKOLAAS KENDE, Piano World Famous "Nightingale" soprano Mane Galoyan (Armenia), after her summer performances in London, will join award-winning Belgium violin-piano duo Jolente de Maeyer and Nikoolas Kende in a unique program of late European Romanticism. Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merge the historic architecture of the nation's oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with enchanting music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the globe!

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May 2020

DUO BALDO | ITALY

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
(For Impresario Club Members Only)

The musical comedy team Duo Baldo is renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances and theatrical humor. Duo Baldo made their debut with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in 2004. In February 2006, they won first prize at the National Short Theater Competition in Florence. After winning first prize at the 2009 Musicomicontest, they performed at the opening of the 2010 Salzburg Festival. In 2018 the duo performed to a sold-out crowd at…

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DUO BALDO / ITALY

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
(For Musica Viva Members Only)

The musical comedy team Duo Baldo is renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances and theatrical humor. Duo Baldo made their debut with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in 2004. In February 2006, they won first prize at the National Short Theater Competition in Florence. After winning first prize at the 2009 Musicomicontest, they performed at the opening of the 2010 Salzburg Festival. In 2018 the duo performed to a sold-out crowd at…

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DUO BALDO | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
(Free & Open To The Public)

May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Online

**Due to COVID-19, this event will be virtually broadcast online at musicalbridges.org/watch** The musical comedy team Duo Baldo (Italy) is renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances and theatrical humor.  Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merge the historic architecture of the nation's oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with enchanting music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the globe!

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