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 “celebrating our share humanity by providing access to global arts for all” through an acclaimed, free concert series, an international music festival, visual art exhibitions, senior concerts, and award-winning educational programing.

In this Silver Jubilee year, Musical Bridges is happy to announce its 2022-2023 season of Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral traversing Europe, from Italy, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany to Russia. All performances are free and open to the public, ticket registration is required. Register here, at, or on Eventbrite for all concerts now! Location, parking, raffle, and more info below. 


Sunday 24 September 2023, 7PM

Gold Medalist of The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition, pianist Jiale Li from China returns for the first time since his victory. Romantic virtuoso masterworks by Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff will set the tone for a spectacular 26th concert season at the San Fernando Cathedral!


Sunday 29 October 2023, 7PM

This musical feast will explode into a global food fight of jazz, Latin, rock, and folk with resounding themes of social justice, human dignity and mutual understanding. Acclaimed klezmer/rock band Mostly Kosher radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains.


Sunday 10 December 2023, 7PM

Indulge in gourmet musical bites by all-time favorites Kreisler, Schubert and Strauss with Belgian violin-piano duo Jolente De Maeyer and Nikolaas Kende along with U.S. star tenor Eric Taylor of the Houston Grand Opera.


Sunday 7 April 2023, 7PM

Hungarian virtuoso violinist, classical master, jazz improviser, and composer Roby Lakatos & His Ensemble make their San Antonio debut with one-of-a-kind fusions of contemporary, classical and jazz elements with the folklore traditions of Hungarian Romani people.


Sunday 7 May 2023, 7PM

The incomparable queen of Latin jazz Magos Herrera is back! The Mexican singer-songwriter, producer and educator will share highlights from her latest album “Aire” featuring original music and jewels from the Great Latin American songbook. Magos will share the stage with guitarist Vinicius Gomes, bassist Sam Minaie, and drummer Alex Kautz.

Location & Parking Information

City Paystations and Meters:
FREE on Sundays at City Paystations and Meters (see City logo at Paystations) 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:
Recommended lots that are close to the Cathedral:
  1. City Tower Garage (117 W Commerce St) ~ 1 min walk [351 ft]
  2. Houston Street Garage (111 College St) ~ 7 min walk [0.3 mile]
  3. Bexar County Parking Garage (300 Dolorosa) ~ 5 min walk [0.2 mile]
  4. Market Square Lot (612 W Commerce St) ~ 10 min walk [0.5 mile]

Arrival & Check-In Information

  • We recommend you arrive at the Cathedral before the performance, which starts at 7PM sharp. Because the church’s Mass service ends at 6PM, it is recommended you arrive no earlier than 6:15/30PM, so as to give our staff and volunteers enough time to set up check-in tables once the majority of Mass attendees have exited the Cathedral.
  • The cathedral has two (2) main entrances at the front (east) side and one (1) handicapped-accessible entrance on the left (south) side for you to check-in at.

Concert Raffle Information

Those who register online and check-in at the door for a concert are eligible and entered into the concert raffle. The winner will be announced near or at the end of the concert, must be present to win. Raffle prizes may include Fiesta medals, custom program books, even art!

Interested in Volunteering?

MBAW volunteers are a key to the success of a successful concert event at San Fernando Cathedral. They help with setup, greeting and checking in attendees, and much more! If you are interested in supporting this free concert series through service, please fill out the form on this page and specify “Live Event Assistance” and mention San Fernando Cathedral.