chamber music

The Olmos Ensemble, a staple in the San Antonio chamber music scene, has reached the next stage of its development with the release of their first album, Olmos Live.

Caroline Bitten

The San Antonio Chamber Music Society opens their 74th season on Sunday, October 22 with the Danish String Quartet, returning to Texas, but visiting San Antonio for the very first time with a program that balances darkness and light.

Susan Riley

There’s a chamber group playing around town that may have escaped your attention.  They’re called the Olmos Ensemble, and in case you’ve missed them, here’s Martha Long on what they do.

“Olmos Ensemble is a chamber group comprised of the principle woodwinds, the principle horns and the concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony. And we usually play about five or six concerts throughout the year.”

Austin-Based Mundi Coming To Urban 15

Mar 14, 2015
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Guitarist Darrel Mayers, founder and director of the musical ensemble, Mundi, describes the group's approach as "chamber rock." When I asked him a few years ago how rock comes into the mix of violin, cello, bass, guitar, French horn, harmonium, and percussion, he said it is the drum kit, played by Ric Furley. The full drum set anchors the ensemble's stage presence, while adding a subtle contemporary drive to the mostly acoustic mix.

Jack Morgan / TPR

Matisse ends his run at SAMA, but he’s not going away quietly. Rather than let him just slink away, they're throwing a goodbye party.

“The evening is entitled 'au revoir, Matisse,' ” said Ruth Moreland, music director of the Copperleaf Quintet. "And there’ll be all kinds of wonderful things going on at the museum, and Copperleaf will be performing a concert of French salon music in the third floor exhibition gallery, which is where they have all of Matisse’s art books.”

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