Russell Hill Rogers 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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Season 25 – Silver Jubilee!
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A renowned violinist and pianist/actor combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor, and pop culture as the Italian-based group Duo Baldo. Prepare for a show that captivates and surprises! Read More on the Event Page
The Janoska Ensemble perform their latest album featuring works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Bernstein and Brubeck, arranged in the unmistakable Janoska style beyond the bounds of virtuosity and wit. Read More on the Event Page
Sam Reider & The Human Hands, featuring a rotating cast of some of the brightest names in jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world music, will bring a 21st-century folk music Christmas to San Antonio! Read More on the Event Page
Italian concert pianist & Gurwitz 2020 Bronze medalist/Audience Favorite Leonardo Colafelice returns with a virtuoso program of Franz Liszt works inspired by Italian operas of Rossini, Bellini and Verdi. Read More on the Event Page
Cellist Boris Andrianov and classical guitarist Dimitri Illarionov combine classical music and folk tunes in a musical expedition all over the world, inspired by innumerable intercultural encounters. Read More on the Event Page
Location, Parking, & More
Location & Venue Information
San Fernando Cathedral is located in the center of downtown San Antonio, TX at the following address:
115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
1) Two (2) entrances (left and right vestibules/narthexes) on the front (east side) of the Cathedral, accessible from the Main Plaza.
2) A handicap-accessible entrance located on the left (south side) of the Cathedral.
Restrooms & Water Fountain
A men’s, women’s, family restroom, and water fountain are located on the first floor of the adjacent building south of the Cathedral. The door to the restroom area is in the west inside corner of this building, perpendicular to a set of double doors. There is a restroom plaque/sign indicating towards the door. (Tip: If you are coming through the courtyard from the front left of the Cathedral, walk straight until you reach the handicap entrance, then make a left. The door will be in the corner alcove.)
- No Hats Policy: We ask that you remove your hat while within the Cathedral.
- Off-Limit Areas: The altar, its stage, and the chancel area behind the altar area is off-limits for all guests/attendees.
- Silence Phones: Please silence phones/devices during the performance.
- No Food/Drinks: No food or drinks are allowed in the Cathedral, though bottled water is an exception. There is also a water fountain near the restrooms available.
- Behavior: As a reminder, the Cathedral is considered a sacred space, so we ask that you show due decorum/politeness for the space as is expected.
- Health/Safety Statement: Musical Bridges Around the World will follow the most up-to-date safety guidelines for fine arts performance halls per the State of Texas, as well any other measures necessary for the ensured safety of its attendees. It is within MBAW and the Cathedral’s right and discretion as private entities to enact these safety protocols for its attendees.
City Paystations and Meters:
City Paystations and Meters (see City logo at Paystations) FREE on Sundays and are all around the area. If you have a disabled parking placard, you may park at these at any day/time for FREE.
List of Lot and Garage Parking:
The City of San Antonio – Downtown Parking Search
Recommended lots that are close to the Cathedral:
City Tower Garage (117 W Commerce St) ~ 1 min walk [351 ft]
Bexar County Parking Garage (300 Dolorosa) ~ 5 min walk [0.2 mile]
Houston Street Garage (111 College St) ~ 7 min walk [0.3 mile]
Market Square Lot (612 W Commerce St) ~ 10 min walk [0.5 mile]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are tickets required for entry to the concert?
Yes, but they are free! Seating is first-come-first-served.
How do I get a ticket?
Tickets are available through each event on our event calendar or on Eventbrite.
What do I show at the door?
To help our attendants, please have your ticket ready when you get there. Attendants will be ready to scan the QR code located on your ticket (print, email, or app).
What if I forget to get a ticket(s) or don’t have one when I get there?
An attendant at the door can help you register and get in quickly and easily. If you have registered but have forgotten the ticket, an attendant can pull up your name and check you in manually.
What are the current health protocols I need to follow?
Please refer to any updated Safety Guidelines/Protocols in the section above.
How do I get to the San Fernando Cathedral? Where do I park?
Please refer the Location and Parking sections above.
Can I take picture(s) or video(s) at the concert?
No flash photography. We ask that you limit photos or videos to a minimum during the actual performance as a courtesy to our artists.
Is there a dessert reception after the concerts like last physical season?
Until further notice, the “Meet The Artist” receptions after performances will be cancelled due to health & safety concerns.
When will tickets for the next concert of Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral be available?
Tickets for the next concert open up after the previous event has concluded. If the season has ended, concerts will be announced sometime in the summer/early fall.
Any other questions? Contact us.
Past Concert Films
25th Anniversary Program Book
- Concert programs and artist biographies for the full season of RHR Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral.
- Concert programs and artist biographies for UNITYFest 2023.
- In-depth histories on each of MBAW’s programs and its founding.
I love it because music is a language that fosters understanding among God’s people on earth.”
News & Updates
25th Anniversary Season of San Fernando Cathedral Announced!
Musical Bridges Around the World founder Anya Grokhovski says when she moved to the US from the USSR in the ‘90s, she never imagined she would reach 25 years of leading a performing arts organization in South Texas. Her energy and enthusiasm have built a model program...
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...
Season 22 Grand Opening Concert! | Moscow Nights
This Sunday! From Buckingham Palace to the grand opening of Musical Bridges’ 22nd Season, Nina Kotova brings her elegant cello performance to the San Fernando Cathedral, joined by the premier Russian String Orchestra headed by music director Misha Rachlevsky. This...