San Antonio’s Musical Bridges Around the World brings together Galician bagpipe, accordion, percussion, viola and other instruments for an interesting fusion.
by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs
published Thursday, October 11, 2012
San Antonio — When San Antonio’s Musical Bridges Around the World picked the name of the organization, they really described their mission of presenting multi-cultural concerts. Sunday presentation at McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College was a perfect example. It was the most unusual concert that most in the audience had ever attended. It was also one of the most exciting and memorable musical events you could imagine. The concert featured a trio made up of a Galician bagpiper, two percussionists, a viola virtuoso and an accordionist. While this may sound like the list for a musicologist’s scavenger hunt, it made for a wonderfully varied concert.