chamber music http://tpr.org en Cactus Pear Music Festival Turns 18 http://tpr.org/post/cactus-pear-music-festival-turns-18 <p></p><p>A musical tradition was created 18 years ago here in San Antonio called the Cactus Pear Music Festival and it was created by a former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio.</p><p>“I knew I wanted to start a chamber music festival because there was nothing going on, classical music speaking, during the summer months," said Sant'Ambrogio.</p><p>So she devised the idea of the festival, but was short a name for it, a name that ended up being created in the most San Antonio of ways. Sant'Ambrogio picks up the story from there:</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:38:37 +0000 Jack Morgan 33880 at http://tpr.org Cactus Pear Music Festival Turns 18 Intimate Copperleaf Quintet Performances In The SAMA Golden Gallery http://tpr.org/post/intimate-copperleaf-quintet-performances-sama-golden-gallery <p>A local singing ensemble has an artful and interesting way of doing what they do. They're the The Copperleaf Quintet and they perform vocal chamber music in stunning settings.<br /><br />"We gave two gallery concerts at the San Antonio Museum of Art," said Copperleaf Quintet’s Executive Director Ruth Moreland.<br /><br />This Tuesday night, March 4, they’ll be singing in a small gallery named in honor of the priest who established Mission San Jose. Moreland detailed he music they’ll be singing:<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:51:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 27616 at http://tpr.org Intimate Copperleaf Quintet Performances In The SAMA Golden Gallery March Chamber Choir Performance Features "Saucy, Lively, Joking" Madrigals http://tpr.org/post/march-chamber-choir-performance-features-saucy-lively-joking-madrigals <p>Many of us may think of chamber choir music as formal and perhaps a bit stuffy. But after speaking to San Antonio Chamber Choir Board President Carl Leafstedt, maybe we've come to that conclusion too quickly. First, Leafstedt reminds us of exactly who they are and what they do.</p><p>“The San Antonio Chamber Choir is an organization of professional voices, it’s a paid choir of many of the city’s top voices" he said. "Our mission is to perform music that is not often performed in South Texas -- very difficult and unusual repertory sometimes, at the very highest levels."</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:35:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 26973 at http://tpr.org March Chamber Choir Performance Features "Saucy, Lively, Joking" Madrigals Musical Offerings Brings Dvorak Repertoire To SAMA http://tpr.org/post/musical-offerings-brings-dvorak-repertoire-sama <p>Musical Offerings has its own take on presenting chamber music, specializing in presenting concerts at several cultural locations in town, rather than one home base, according to Artistic Director and violinist Joan Christenson.</p><p>“Many of the different museums in town, some of the churches, Trinity University, UTSA," she said.</p><p>They’re playing Monday night and at a place that really lends itself to their music, the San Antonio Museum of Art.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:34:50 +0000 Jack Morgan 25591 at http://tpr.org Musical Offerings Brings Dvorak Repertoire To SAMA Chamber Orchestra Of San Antonio Celebrates Britten's 100th Anniversary http://tpr.org/post/chamber-orchestra-san-antonio-celebrates-brittens-100th-anniversary <p>The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio was formed in 2008, and though the group's history is a short one, their November 7 event at the San Antonio Museum of Art has a 100-year time time frame. The event celebrates composer Benjamin Britten.</p><p>"People all over the world are celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth," said Paul Montalvo, the artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:14:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 21317 at http://tpr.org Chamber Orchestra Of San Antonio Celebrates Britten's 100th Anniversary This Sunday, SA Chamber Choir Will Leave You "Breathless" http://tpr.org/post/sunday-sa-chamber-choir-will-leave-you-breathless <p>The San Antonio Chamber Choir begins its ninth season on October 20 with &quot;Beginnings and Endings&quot; at the Oblate School of Theology&rsquo;s Immaculate Conception Chapel.</p><p>&quot;We feature a wide range of music from the early Baroque music of Sweelinck with a Bach motet through Mahler, an Estonian composer of note, we go on to music of Britten and Holst, and we close with some wonderful spiritual arrangements by Moses Hogan.&quot; said Artistic Director Scott MacPherson.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:24:48 +0000 Jack Morgan 20292 at http://tpr.org This Sunday, SA Chamber Choir Will Leave You "Breathless" 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 A New Season For Camerata San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/new-season-camerata-san-antonio <p>Camerata San Antonio begins its next season by taking the show on the road. The popular local Chamber Music ensemble made up of San Antonio Symphony players has been dazzling south Texas audiences for the last decade.</p><p>Ken Freudigman, who plays cello in the group, dropped by to talk about their coming programs, starting in Boerne and Kerrville.</p><p>"We have music from Benjamin Britten, Béla Bartók, we’re doing some music of Dvořák, Hugo Wolf, music of Brahms and Mendelssohn, all throughout the entire year," he said.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:41:17 +0000 Jack Morgan 18484 at http://tpr.org A New Season For Camerata San Antonio Video: Miguel Del Aguila Featured With Olmos Ensemble http://tpr.org/post/video-miguel-del-aguila-featured-olmos-ensemble <p>This weekend kicks off the first of two concerts for the Olmos Ensemble. Led by oboist Mark Ackerman, the nineteen year old chamber group, will feature "Sizzlin' Latin American/Spanish Music" this Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Antonio.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:40:53 +0000 John Clare 16364 at http://tpr.org Video: Miguel Del Aguila Featured With Olmos Ensemble Escape The Summer Heat With Classical Destinations In Texas http://tpr.org/post/escape-summer-heat-classical-destinations-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As arts seasons draw to a close in May and June, musicians and audiences look forward to summer festivals. Locally we'll enjoy the<strong> Cactus Pear Music Festival</strong>, and<strong> Mozart Festival Texas</strong>, this July and August, along with the new "<strong>Q</strong>" chamber music series.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:11:07 +0000 John Clare 13356 at http://tpr.org Escape The Summer Heat With Classical Destinations In Texas