At San Antonio’s Musical Bridges Around the World, Indian and Middle Eastern sounds mix with Western classical for an exotic fusion.
by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs
published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
San Antonio — You never know what to expect at a concert presented by Musical Bridges Around the World. The San Antonio organization takes their name seriously and brings performers that you will not hear elsewhere, even in the major cities. Such was the case with the two concerts that brought the International Festival to a close the first weekend in March. The St. Petersburg String Quartet played a concert by themselves on Sunday afternoon but, on Saturday evening, they were joined by two virtuoso Indian musicians who joined with them to perform a fascinating combination of Indian, Middle Eastern and Western music. Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh was the performer and composer behind the exotic fusion. He was joined by tablaist Sandeep Das.