Join our Musica Viva! Don’t miss experiencing chamber music as it should be heard–in chambers!

The Musica Viva! concert series gives music lovers an opportunity to experience live performances up close and personal in some of San Antonio’s most beautiful venues.

By becoming a Musica Viva! member, you will enjoy…

  • Salon-style concerts by international artists preceded by a fully catered dinner and wine reception create one of a kind, intimate musical experiences.
  • Complimentary subscription for the entire Musica Viva! salon concerts series.
  • Preferred seating for 2 at the International Music Festival.
  • Your Name printed in season program book and member newsletter.

30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHILD PRODIGIES | WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Featuring San Antonio’s former child prodigies: 1st Prize Winner of the 2009 Johansen International Competition and of the 2009 Chinese International Violin Competition, protege of Anne-Sophie Mutter, Nancy Zhou, violin; Graduate of Juilliard School of Music, currently finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, Daniel Anastasio,piano; graduate from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music – Veronica Williams, mezzo-soprano. Commissioned to present original work by MBAW, composer Yvonne Freckmann is a recipient of the Fulbright Full Grant for the Netherlands multimedia composition at the Royal Conservatoire.

18 NOVEMBER 2017 | LE COLIBRI

A Musical Bridges’ favorite, Armenian soprano Mane Galoyan will join the Atrium String Quartet from Germany, for a sophisticated program of European Art Songs. The Atrium Quartet is the prize-winner of several International Competitions including First Prizes of IX London International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and VII Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2007. Mane Galoyan won the Bronze medal of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition. Other International awards include a 2014 prize in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, and first prize in the 7th Bibigul Tulegenova International Singing Competition in Kazakhstan.

13 JANUARY 2018 | “PA-PA-PA PAPAGENO!!!”

Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone, who has performed in leading roles at the Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago collaborates with HGO Studio Artist Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano – a first-place winner in the Emerging Artist category of the 2015 Classical Singer competition taking second-place in the Gulf Coast Region in the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Pianist Elena Portnaya, an alumna of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and laureate of numerous international piano competitions, will accompany the soulful duo in collaboration with DreamWeek.

24 MARCH 2018 | KEYS IN THE WIND

Young but mindful SoundMind will be joined by Svetlana Smolina, who has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Notable appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg, Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. Graduates of Yale and Manhattan Schools of music, SoundMind, an ensemble of five winds, showcases the kaleidoscopic and genre-blending capabilities of wind instruments. SoundMind was honored to be the first ensemble presented through the Purchase College Conservatory of Music’s Alumni Series.

5 MAY 2018 | HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY MUSICAL BRIDGES!

Join us in celebrating our 20th Birthday with Founder’s piano duo AleAnya and all-time favorites International Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze medalist cellist Boris Andrianov and guitarist Dmitry Illarionov, the winner of twelve International guitar competitions including The Twentieth International Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition in Miami, Florida. Andrianov’s passion and fervor translate into flawless application and dazzling performance while Illarionov is hailed by Guitarist (Russian Guitar Magazine #1 2002) “It was an inspiring musical performance of the artist for whom no technical obstacles exist…”