SOLI Chamber Ensemble http://tpr.org en Ballet San Antonio Steps Away From The Barre And Into A Pop-Up Performance http://tpr.org/post/ballet-san-antonio-steps-away-barre-and-pop-performance <p>Ballet San Antonio isn’t quite taking it to the streets, but they are close. They're doing what they call a "pop-up" performance.</p><p>“For us a pop-up performance is a spontaneous performance in a non-traditional venue," said Ballet San Antonio's President and Executive Director Courtney Barker.</p><p>They’re holding a near-spontaneous performance at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Radius building on Auditorium Circle downtown.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:42:46 +0000 Jack Morgan 27746 at http://tpr.org Ballet San Antonio Steps Away From The Barre And Into A Pop-Up Performance SOLI Debuts Three New Commissioned Works In January Shows http://tpr.org/post/soli-debuts-three-new-commissioned-works-january-shows <p>Violinist and SOLI Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director Ertan Torgul said his group specializes in contemporary classical music and has commissioned over 40 works in the group's time together.</p><p>They pay musicians to write new classical compositions and then SOLI debuts them in San Antonio. &nbsp;</p><p>"All we’re doing really is performing stuff that is new, just like in Beethoven’s day," Torgul said.</p><p>Torgul reminds us that even the classics were contemporary at one time.</p><p>"We’re doing the same thing for today’s composers," he said.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:53:29 +0000 Jack Morgan 24711 at http://tpr.org SOLI Debuts Three New Commissioned Works In January Shows SOLI Chamber Ensemble Tackles Old And New Works http://tpr.org/post/soli-chamber-ensemble-tackles-old-and-new-works <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>San Antonio&rsquo;s SOLI Chamber Ensemble is about to begin its new season and violinist Ertan Torgul said their selections will include what he calls &quot;classics of today&quot; -- selections of such quality that time will eventually render them classics.</p><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re always very innovative,&quot; he said. &quot;We do a lot of multimedia and we do a lot of mixed ensemble things, and brand new pieces of course. Every season features at least four or five brand new works.&quot;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:33:11 +0000 Jack Morgan 19760 at http://tpr.org SOLI Chamber Ensemble Tackles Old And New Works SOLI Is Surreal For McNay Exhibit http://tpr.org/post/soli-surreal-mcnay-exhibit <p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:10:05 +0000 John Clare 9552 at http://tpr.org SOLI Is Surreal For McNay Exhibit