About the Program

Golden Age frees senior living residents of logistical and financial challenges of travel by bringing MBAW concerts directly to them! Music instills within them a sense of youth, health and vivacity, and breathes new life into our respected elders.

How You Can Support

Make a difference in the lives of seniors through a one-time or recurring donation to support artistic programming.



Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors, piano | US

As part of the mission of The Gurwitz International Piano Competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists, The Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors program develops young pianists in the greater San Antonio area through feature performances as well as community engagement such as playing in schools, attending or participating in masterclasses, performing for community groups, or speaking with students about how and why they chose to play the piano. 


Jiale Li, piano | China

2020 Gold Medalist of The Gurwitz International Piano Competition, concert pianist Jiale Li returns to San Antonio to perform with the Gwangju Sympony Orchestra in MBAW’s free and annual UNITYFest, as well as community engagement concerts for seniors and more. Jiale has most recently finished his Doctorate of Musical Arts and teaches and performs throughout China.


“Please express our deep and sincere appreciation to the members of the Quartet for their marvelous performances here at The Towers! Those who attended are still talking about it. What a wonderful treat for us. Thank you for arranging this!”

– “Rocky” Saunders, Board of Directors President at The Towers

“MBAW continues to make a tremendous impact to the lives of San Antonio senior citizens. In reaching a wide range of seniors in nursing homes, assisted living and independent living and other venues they are making a difference.”

– Daniel Laser, Executive Director at Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services

“Thank you so much for the concert! I enjoyed the Russian music, songs, and the terrific instruments that produced such great sounds! Not to mention the great vocals! Do come back soon!”

– Mary A. Luna, Resident of Woodbridge Estates


Department of Arts & Culture
Ford Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts
Joan & Herb Kelleher
Texas Commission on the Arts
Alice Kleberg Reynolds
Texas Commission on the Arts


Impact SA
Texas Cavaliers
Council Project Funds

Emergency Grants & Relief Funds

Bexar County SSARP

Bexar County

NEA Cares

San Antonio Area Foundation

SA Cares 4 Arts

City of San Antonio

Recovery for the Arts Fund

Texas Commission on the Arts

Recovery for the Arts Fund

San Antonio Area Foundation