© 2013, Cactus Pear Music Festival
An evening hardly could have better mixed sheer entertainment with sweeping melodies than Thursday's Cactus Pear Music Festival concert."
David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News [July 12, 2012]
Season 17 may not be here yet, but the programming is set as are the musicians—sign, sealed and delivered! as Stevie Wonder sang many years ago. And we are yours too and looking forward to July.
I promised that by mid-February I'd have the programming and artists set for the upcoming season. Well, it's done, all but one violist! 14 outstanding musicians join me for FIVE programs in our three cities of San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels. I am so glad to welcome back CPMF favorites, cellists Beth Rapier and Tony Ross, as well as old friend and phenomenal violist Dan Panner. I'm also happy to welcome a few new faces—but you can go to our Artists' Page and check out the new surprises.
At the risk of being redundant, we still want to stress the change in our schedule this summer so no one is left standing at any concert door . . . without a concert! Our usual Thursday-Saturday concert schedule changes in 2013. The July 4 holiday cycles around through the week until it lands on a Thursday, as it does in 2013, causing us to make some concert date adjustments.
Thus, this season, we are going to have Friday-Saturday concerts for both weeks in San Antonio -- for this one season only! We will return to our usual format in 2014. And please note that we still have a construction "advisory" about entering and exiting Coker. Click here for our driving map showing the different approaches to Coker. Still plenty of easy parking when you get there!
Enjoy perusing the pieces I have selected and don't forget to check out the biographies of the 14 incredible musicians who will travel to S. Texas to help make Cactus Pear's 17th season another memorable festival.
In the meantime, stay well and enjoy the musical offerings that come your way.
P.s. Keep an eye out for this audio file icon and click away to enjoy some music while you
browse the site.
CPMF is generously supported by the City of San Antonio's Department of Culture and
Creative Development. All CPMF venues are ADA compliant.