San Antonio Black International Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

San Antonio Black International Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

“The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music” has been selected for the San Antonio Black International Film Festival Click above to buy individual tickets or full festival VIP passes. For festival details, visit sabiff.tv Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Learn more about the film at: mbaw.org/quilt KEY CAST Lauren Anya Jwahir...

Viva Texas Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Viva Texas Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Learn more about the film at: mbaw.org/quilt KEY CAST Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter Actress Cynthia Freeman Gibbs Actress Tanesha Payne Dance Veronica Williams Mezzo-soprano Michael Sumuel Bass-baritone Marc "Mockingbird" Smith Voice & Guitar Ron Wilkins Trombocalist (Trombone & Vocals) Aaron Prado, DMA...

Lake Travis Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Lake Travis Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Learn more about the film at: mbaw.org/quilt KEY CAST Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter Actress Cynthia Freeman Gibbs Actress Tanesha Payne Dance Veronica Williams Mezzo-soprano Michael Sumuel Bass-baritone Marc "Mockingbird" Smith Voice & Guitar Ron Wilkins Trombocalist (Trombone & Vocals) Aaron Prado, DMA...

Orlando Urban Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Orlando Urban Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Learn more about the film at: mbaw.org/quilt KEY CAST Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter Actress Cynthia Freeman Gibbs Actress Tanesha Payne Dance Veronica Williams Mezzo-soprano Michael Sumuel Bass-baritone Marc "Mockingbird" Smith Voice & Guitar Ron Wilkins Trombocalist (Trombone & Vocals) Aaron Prado, DMA...

San Antonio Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

San Antonio Film Festival – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

“The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music” has been selected for the San Antonio Film Festival, which runs from 1-6 August 2023. Click above to buy individual tickets or full festival VIP passes. For festival details, visit safilm.com Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Learn more about the film at: mbaw.org/quilt KEY CAST Lauren...

Interactive Kids Movie Screening – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Interactive Kids Movie Screening – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Learn about music genres from African American history and culture in this award-winning educational documentary! Kids can also make a quilt square with the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio, and participate in activities with dancer Tanesha Payne, poet-musician Andrea Vocab Sanderson, mezzo-soprano Veronica Williams, and lead actress Cynthia Freeman Gibbs. Recommended for ages 8+. This San Antonio Public Library event is in partnership with Musical Bridges Around the World, a local nonprofit arts organization and producers of “The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music”. The film is an educational documentary...

Red Carpet Premiere – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Red Carpet Premiere – The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music

Get ready for the San Antonio red carpet premiere of the “The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music”. Starring Cynthia Freeman Gibbs and Lauren Anya Jwahir Hunter with an ensemble cast of musicians (many from San Antonio!), this educational documentary explores the music genres born and formed by African American history and culture and how music of the past connects with that of the present, just like the layers of a quilt. Enjoy bites and sangria by Carmens de la Calle, a custom quilt by the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio, and a Q&A with the cast and crew. Event is also sponsored in part by H-E-B...

International Music Festival – REFLECT, RESET, REVIVE!

International Music Festival – REFLECT, RESET, REVIVE!

Get Your Free TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite Click here to access tickets directly on Eventbrite website The 7th annual International Music Festival will shift virtually this year, transforming into one day-long summit exploring the state of the arts and future of performing arts! From noon to 5PM CST, we will bring a mixture of live-panel discussions from prominent artists/arts leaders as well as high-quality performances from MBAW’s illustrious past program and festival artists.  Watch online at:...

Through a Child’s Eyes | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Through a Child’s Eyes | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Get Your Free TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite Please Note: This concert has changed to virtual only and has changed from its previous 2 May date to 6 June.  Watch the concert at musicalbridges.org/watch or on our YouTube channel. The season finale celebrates the achievements of our two educational programs – Kids to Concerts and Musical Sprouts – and their impact on children as they journeyed to Russia, Japan, Spain and San Antonio’s Sister Cities around the globe. The concert will also feature brand new piano performances by The Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors filmed at the San Fernando Cathedral, as well as other highlights from this...

Through a Child’s Eyes | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Through a Child’s Eyes | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Please Note: This concert has changed to virtual only and has changed from its previous 1 May date to 5 June.  The season finale celebrates the achievements of our two educational programs – Kids to Concerts and Musical Sprouts – and their impact on children as they journeyed to Russia, Japan, Spain and San Antonio’s Sister Cities around the globe. The concert will also feature brand new piano performances by The Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors filmed at the San Fernando Cathedral, as well as other highlights from this season’s virtual performances.   Explore...

Harp vs. Harp | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Harp vs. Harp | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Get Your Free TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite Please Note: This concert has changed to virtual only. Watch the concert at musicalbridges.org/watch or on our YouTube channel. This concert documentary will dive into the lives of Switzerland-born harmonica player Grégoire Maret and Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda to learn what inspired their musical careers, collaborations, and the unique style they bring to their instruments. About Edmar Castañeda (Colombia): Since arriving in the United States in 1994, Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castañeda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He brings not only an unfamiliar instrument but...

Harp vs. Harp | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Harp vs. Harp | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Please Note: This event has changed to virtual only. This concert documentary will dive into the lives of Switzerland-born harmonica player Grégoire Maret and Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda to learn what inspired their musical careers, collaborations, and the unique style they bring to their instruments. About Edmar Castañeda (Colombia): Since arriving in the United States in 1994, Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castañeda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He brings not only an unfamiliar instrument but a wholly original voice to jazz, branching out into a world of different styles and genres. His wide-ranging career has...

Il Favorito | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Il Favorito | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Get Your Free TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite Watch the concert on musicalbridges.org/watch or directly on YouTube here Please Note: This concert has changed to virtual only. Winner of the Audience Favorite Award, Italian virtuoso Leonardo Colafelice joins us virtually from his home city of Altamura to present a dazzling new program, just a year after taking the Bronze Medal at The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition. About Leonardo Colafelice (Italy): Leonardo Colafelice is an Italian pianist of international repute and acclaim. Legendary pianist Martha Agerich has remarked of Colafelice as a “fabulous pianist and musician.”...

Il Favorito | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Il Favorito | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Please Note: This event has changed to virtual only. Winner of the Audience Favorite Award, Italian virtuoso Leonardo Colafelice joins us virtually from his home city of Altamura to present a dazzling new program, just a year after taking the Bronze Medal at The Gurwitz 2020 International Piano Competition. About Leonardo Colafelice (Italy): Leonardo Colafelice is an Italian pianist of international repute and acclaim. Legendary pianist Martha Agerich has remarked of Colafelice as a “fabulous pianist and musician.” Colafelice was born in 1995 in Altamura (Bari), Southern Italy and became a pupil of Pasquale Iannone at Bari’s renowned...

Happy Birthday Beethoven! | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Happy Birthday Beethoven! | Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Get Your Free Tickets Watch online at: musicalbridges.org/watch Youtube link The legendary Janoska Ensemble invites you to Vienna to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in the Austrian city where he spent much of his life composing his most eminent works. 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! About Janoska Ensemble (Austria): The musical universe is infinite and the galaxy of best-loved composers alone contains thousands of...