Friday night one of the hottest tickets in town isn’t in town, and the tickets are free. The place is Kerrville and the band to see is Camerata San Antonio, offering a free preview of the Dvorak Festival.
Kenneth Freudigman is a founding member and Artistic Director of Camerata, as well as a member of the San Antonio Symphony.
“We are partnering with the San Antonio Symphony to bring great music of Dvorak to the area. This gives us an opportunity to play this magnificent work…in Kerrville.”
Camerata is a four-member chamber group here in San Antonio, but for the Kerrville performance they’ll be joined by pianist Kristin Roach.
“She’s a fantastic artist, fantastic collaborator. She has been part of the fabric of the music for decades.”
We asked Freudigman whether, as a chamber musician, Dvorak was a favorite.
“Absolutely! The music of Dvorak still speaks to us today. His emotions, and what he writes, are truly timeless. We will be listening to Dvorak in another hundred years."
Dvorak will be heard via Camerata Friday night at 7:30, at the First Presbyterian Church.
"We’re almost considering this our Christmas gift to the patrons and the people of Kerrville for all their years of support."
That's a gift they’ll no doubt be happy to receive.