Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Musical Bridges Around the World plays San Fernando Cathedral

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

If you've never heard a performance by Musical Bridges Around the World, you're missing out on some of the finest musical offerings in San Antonio. Musical Bridges (MBAW) is not so much a formal group as a fluid gathering of world-class musicians whose talents entertain and enlighten their audiences. MBAW often performs a tantalizing collection of classical pieces with a relatively small assortment of instruments and sometimes, beautiful voices. Less complicated than the symphony, more satisfying than a chamber music quartet, MBAW boasts musicians and musical styles from, well, around the world.

 

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Anya Grokhovski, a highly educated and accomplished musician, formed the nonprofit Musical Bridges in 1998, where she continues as artistic director. Originally from Russia and well versed in classical music, Grokhovski brings a unique and magnificent blend of musical flavors to the performances. She told me, “Musical Bridges has grown much since its beginnings. We have a dedicated staff and board who encourage our programs to exemplify San Antonio’s cultural diversity through excellent multicultural programming.” While they do charge for some concerts, you can hear programs for free at the historical San Fernando Cathedral six times a year. Check their website for more information, blog and video interviews. This Sunday, November 6, Musical Bridges presents Iqbal Hussain - a world renowned violinist who performed at the King of Nepal's wedding and has toured with the Sabri Brothers. The flyer says "he is passionate, vivacious, a polyglot and loves nothing more than to share the gift of music with the world." For a bonus, there’s a dessert reception following the program. I’m going. Hope to see you there. For more from Laura Carter follow @lauracarter or visit "A Small Blog"

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