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World Class Music In Historic Building, At Bargain Basement Price

The San Fernando Cathedral is one of the city’s oldest and most distinctive buildings and over several centuries, these walls of stone have reverberated with the sound of the faithful. On Nov. 9, they will reflect the sound of two talented musicians, in a very special concert.

“The concert is entitled 'Under the Tuscan Sun.'”

Anya Grokhovski runs Musical Bridges Around the World, the nonprofit behind the event.

“We’re bringing two musicians who’ve never worked together before actually. One is coming from Italy, Alessandro Deljavan. The soprano is coming from the Houston Grand Opera, and her name is Pureum Jo.”

The concert starts with Deljavan playing solo; he’ll then be joined by Jo.

“It is Sunday, Nov. 9. It is at 6:30p.m., and it’s free and open to the public. And after that, we serve a dessert reception, and that’s free as well. So people can mingle with the artists and ask questions.”

Grokhovski is also the originator of Musical Bridges Around the World. I asked her why she created it.

“Our mission is to unite people through presenting one-of-a-kind, multicultural performances from the finest artists from all over the world. And we mix them together in one performance.”

I had to ask: "This (concert) is free — are they all free?"

“Yes, all Musical Bridges programs are free and open to the public. We believe that music should be accessible to everybody, so we believe it’s our mission to bring music to everybody. Money should not be an issue if somebody wants to attend the concert.”

They take music to other venues, too.

“We also do a lot of concerts in schools, where we introduce children to cultures from all over the world.”

We have more on the San Fernando concert here.