From the music of medieval and Renaissance Europe, to American jazz, to the sounds of Japanese instruments, the 6th annual International Music Festival returns to the Alamo City from March 22 to 31. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mbaw.org or call (210) 464-1534.
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Written by rudyarispe on Nov 13 2018 - 10:11pm
Internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi - ZOFO – have thrilled audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo, Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. This Grammy-nominated, prize-winning Steinway Artist Ensemble will perform with a rare voice type - countertenor Jacob Ingbar, alumnus of the Juilliard School, The Aspen Opera Center, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and Houston Grand Opera's Young Artists Vocal Academy.
Written by rudyarispe on Oct 5 2018 - 9:42am
Korean pianist Sung Chang, who won the silver medal at the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, performs alongside Russian Renaissance, winners of the $100,000 grand prize at the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize in the world for chamber music. Chang’s prizes include garnering a gold medal at the 7th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, the Korea International Music Foundation Competition in the United States, the Valsesia Musica International Competition, International Piano Competition “Citta Di Caraglio” in Italy, and the International 13.
Written by rudyarispe on Oct 5 2018 - 9:36am
Musical Bridges Around the World continues its mission of uniting, educating and inspiring audiences through culturally diverse performing and visual arts programming with the start of the 21st season of the “Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral” which begins Sunday, October 21.
Written by rudyarispe on Sep 12 2018 - 10:32pm
In a new collection of paintings called “Luchadores,” Spanish artist Fabian Lainez juxtaposes life-sized black and white portraits of San Antonians with colorful paintings of luchador wrestling masks, making a powerful, visceral commentary. The portraits are of men and women restaurateurs, gardeners, contractors, and a former professional boxer. “Luchadores” opens with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the MBAW Gallery.
Written by rudyarispe on Sep 4 2018 - 4:32pm
Enjoy an evening of international delights as local MDs and Ph.Ds share their musical talents in a fundraiser to benefit Kids to Concerts, an educational outreach program of Musical Bridges Around the World that serves more than 50,000 children annually in primarily underserved Title I schools in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Written by rudyarispe on Aug 13 2018 - 9:27am
Mayor Ron Nirenberg has appointed Suhail Arastu, director of advancement for Musical Bridges Around the World, to the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International. The mission of Sister Cities International is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.
Written by rudyarispe on May 23 2018 - 9:37am
The Gurwitz, formally known as the San Antonio International Piano Competition, has been accepted as a member of the Geneva-based World Federation of International Music Competitions.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 18 2018 - 7:41am
Join Musical Bridges Around the World in celebrating its 20th anniversary with a performance featuring piano duo AleAnya, organization founder Anya Grokhovski and her piano partner Alena Gorina, as well as Musical Bridges all-time favorites, all the way from Moscow, cellist Boris Andrianov, International Tchaikovsky Competition bronze medalist, and guitarist Dmitry Illarionov, winner of 12 international guitar competitions, including the Twentieth International Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition in Miami. Admission is free.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 4 2018 - 10:10am
The solo exhibition, "Celebration of the Art of Calligraphy: Messages of Peace and Reassurance" features the rhythmic paintings of Salma Arastu. Her current body of work explores the continuous and lyrical line of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic patterns influenced by both her native culture and the universal teachings of the Quran. An artist reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the MBAW Art Gallery. The exhibition continues through Aug. 20.