Classical Spotlight
7:56 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Cactus Pear Music Festival Heats Up With Strings

Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio talks about week 2 of the Cactus Pear Music Festival

More concerts and outreach events are on tap for the Cactus Pear Music Festival's 17th annual season this week. 

Three young people's concerts are free and open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons. The musicians of the Young Artists Program, led by Craig Sorgi, play on these concerts. They will also perform Sergei Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes on the festival finale Sunday evening.

Clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg will be featured in Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, plus new works by Osvaldo Golijov and Alan Shuman.

"The first week we had a lot of repertoire with piano, the second week I thought it would be fun to just have strings and clarinet. It's been really, really fantastic to put these difficult scores together," says Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio.

Program 4: Celestial Strings

Thursday, July 11, New Braunfels • New Braunfels Presbyterian Church – 7 pm

Friday, July 12, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 14, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 2 pm

Program 5: Dreams & Prayers

Saturday, July 13, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 14, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 7 pm