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International Concert Series 

Our first guest artist Chilean musician, Marcelo Jara, travelled to the Midwest from the Southern Cone to give a stellar performance of original music in his mother tongue.  He was accompanied by some of the region's finest musicians including Michael Patterson and Brian Derek on bass, Derek Reeves on viola, Phil Schurger on guitar, and Jose Morales on percussion. The concert was made possible by generous donations of individual philanthropists and Arts Midwest.  Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about this event and the work this non-profit is doing in our community, especially, WBOI FM Conexxion Latina, WANE TV, Waynedale News and El Mexicano News.


"Marcelo Jara comes from the land of great poets like Pablo Neruda and Gabriella Mistral.  Of singer-songwriters like Violeta Parra and Victor Jara.   And he represents it well.   More than a concert -an experience. Captivating, intense, passionate, moving. 

Thank you to Bridging Worlds for bringing Marcelo to Fort Wayne."

John Selby

"I was thrilled to be at the concert last night.  The music was so fascinating and beautiful, and performed with such excellence, that it didn't matter that -- not knowing Spanish -- I couldn't understand the words with my mind.  I felt them in my heart.  I was completely enthralled the whole time." 

Richard Koehneke

"Living in Ft. Wayne and having grown up in South America, I am thrilled to be a part of this initiative that brings forth a rich cultural exchange through diverse music from other parts of the world."

Maria Sutherland

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