Camerata San Antonio

Jack Morgan

Chamber group Camerata San Antonio has another mini-tour planned for the weekend.  I caught up with cellist Ken Freudigman rehearsing with the three other members of Camerata San Antonio at University Auditorium at Incarnate Word. The program is called From Prussia With Love.

Jason Murgo

A San Antonio Chamber music group's 13th season is set to begin.  They're called Camerata San Antonio, but their season opening show isn't in San Antonio.

"No, it's not. Our first concert is on September 9th, and that is in Boerne," says cellist and founder Ken Freudigman. "September 10th is in Kerrville. And then we skip a week and we are here in San Antonio on September 18th."

Matthew Diekman / Camerata San Antonio

Chamber Orchestra Camerata San Antonio is following the pattern set out by the San Antonio Symphony every winter. That pattern was created by the Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing, by choosing one composer every season. Here's Camerata's Ken Freudigman.

"We've done Brahms, we've done Tchaikovsky, we've done Strauss. And this year we are zeroing in on the Americas. All the way from South America all the way up to Canada."

Camerata SA

A Grammy-nominated chamber music group is performing on Wednesday. They’re called Camerata San Antonio, and here is the group’s founder, Kenneth Freudigman.

“We are participating in the San Antonio Symphony’s Strauss Festival.”

The Symphony’s Festivals usually explore the work of single composers. Richard Strauss is the current focus.

“This year however, it is not just Strauss, but composers who influenced Strauss and composers who were influenced by Strauss as well.”

Camerata SA

Camerata San Antonio begins its fall season this weekend, and  I spoke to Camerata Music Director Ken Freudigman recently about that season. We ended last time with November 20th’s 'Clarinet and Strings' program.

“The next program is the Camerata Recital; that’s in December," he said. "This is where it features one member of the group and this year it’s Martha Long. She’s our principal flute of the symphony, and we’re just delighted to work with her.”

In January Camerata joins in with the San Antonio Symphony’s yearly Festival, which focuses on a specific composer.