News & Updates

What is “The Quilt”?

What is “The Quilt”?

Learn about MBAW’s latest multi-layered project, The Quilt: A Living History of African Music, which includes a full-length film!

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Fall 2021 Educational Impact Report

Fall 2021 Educational Impact Report

Kids to Concerts and Musical Sprouts educational programs have thrived this fall, as kids traveled virtually to Ukraine! Click to learn more about what they experienced and the amazing musicians, teachers, and students involved.

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CEO Receives International Leadership Award!

CEO Receives International Leadership Award!

We are happy to announce that MBAW CEO and Artistic Director Dr. Anya Grokhovski accepted the San Antonio Council of Visitors' 2021 International Leadership Award. This award highlights Anya's dedication and contributions to citizen diplomacy in the community. We are so proud of the impact Anya...

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24th Season of San Fernando Cathedral Announced!

24th Season of San Fernando Cathedral Announced!

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 CathedralMBAW will follow all safety and distancing...

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7th Annual International Music Festival – Live Tomorrow!

7th Annual International Music Festival – Live Tomorrow!

The 7th annual International Music Festival starts virtually tomorrow starting at 12 PM CST and going until around 4:45PM. Along with high-quality performances from MBAW’s illustrious past program and festival artists, this virtual summit will include live panel discussions with prominent artists...

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Harp vs. Harp – UTSA Student Review

Harp vs. Harp – UTSA Student Review

Musical Bridges Around the World wants to shine a spotlight on volunteer and UTSA Music Marketing student Rolando Ramon, who participated in a concert focus group for our latest February 2021 concert, Harp vs. Harp. Rolando went above and beyond, producing an in-depth review of the concert, not...

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Ford Foundation Awards $200K to MBAW Over the Next Two Years

Ford Foundation Awards $200K to MBAW Over the Next Two Years

Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) recently received a $200,000 grant from The Ford Foundation to support the organization’s various music programs that benefit seniors, adult and children’s audiences alike. “We are so grateful for the generous support of The Ford Foundation for this...

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SA Monthly Features MBAW in October Issue

SA Monthly Features MBAW in October Issue

The local San Antonio publication SA Monthly Magazine has featured Musical Bridges Around the World twice in its latest October 2020 issue!  Pages 10-12 showcase our lineup for Season 23 of Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral.Pages 19-20 features our latest exhibition at the MBAW Art...

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Musical Sprouts Research in UTSA Today

Musical Sprouts Research in UTSA Today

Our growing Musical Sprouts curriculum-based program has made its way into the University of Texas at San Antonio's news site UTSA Today! The article discusses the partnership with UTSA researchers to analyze how our program is affecting and helping local students in the San Antonio area. Check it...

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Jiale Li Wins Gurwitz Gold!

Jiale Li Wins Gurwitz Gold!

Jiale Li of China has won the The Gurwitz 2020 Gold Medal and $25,000 after his Round IV Tobin Center performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the San Antonio Symphony, under the baton of Gurwitz Jury Chairman Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing. Excluding Lang-Lessing's vote (which was...

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KSAT12 TV Feature on The Gurwitz 2020

KSAT12 TV Feature on The Gurwitz 2020

KSAT 12 Reporter Sarah Acosta speaks with Musical Bridges Around the World CEO and Gurwitz 2020 Russian Contestant Anna Gershtein to learn more about the competition going on this week. Check it out here:...

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