Classical

Texas Public Radio Classical Music blog and other stories.

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.

In 2010, Beth May was teaching music at Alamo Colleges' Northwest Vista College and had some gifted students taking music theory. She wanted to encourage their budding interest in composition, but found that most all of the nationwide composer competitions were open to students of all skill levels, which could potentially pit community college students against a Ph.D. candidate. It wasn’t exactly a level playing field.

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The Mid-Texas Symphony features a smaller-sized ensemble this weekend, according to Music Director David Mairs, but that also brings an opportunity to perform some Classical-era pieces that would work well with fewer players. On the program this Sunday afternoon is Antonio Vivaldi’s “Sinfonia No. 3,” Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.

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There’s lots going on this weekend but music, in its many forms dominates.

First off on Saturday night Paula Sullivan says you should head to Carmen's de la Calle for something she calls...

"Resistance is flutetile."

She didn't say futile--flutile, like flutes. The downtown nightclub likes to match up instruments and performers just to see what happens.

"This Saturday it's two flutes played by Katchie Cartwright and Rene Saenz."

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A pianist is coming to San Antonio to play an engagement for the Tuesday Musical Club. The Tuesday Musical Club was founded in 1901 to bring classical music performance to a town not exactly known for that. The musician they're bringing Tuesday is here from New York.

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