Season 21

July 5 - 15, 2017

With a New San Antonio Venue & Wimberley Addition

The season is set with FIVE programs, EIGHTEEN world-class musicians and FOUR hosting cities. Artistic Director Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio is ready to strike that first note at the first concert on July 6 as Cactus Pear Music Festival blasts off for another spectacular season of sizzlin' chamber music.

 

CPMF's San Antonio concert location has changed. We are now being hosted by Concordia Lutheran located off 1604 at Huebner with concerts starting at 7:30 pm. Parking is free and ample. We are pleased to add Wimberley, Texas, to our list of Hill Country cities as we perform there on Thursday, July 6, 7pm at Chapel in the Hills located at 14601 Ranch Road 12 North (next to Bowen Intermediate School). And we are back in Boerne for 3 concerts as well as returning to New Braunfels with one performance. (see our full schedule below)

 

PROGRAM NOTES WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY MAY

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THE FESTIVALOGRAPHY is posted: please click her to check out the extensive repertoire.

Kevin Puts - Aria (2000) • performed in 2016 with violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio and pianist Ryo Yanagitani

SCHEDULE FOR ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

 

MAIN CONCERTS
PROGRAM 1: LETTER PERFECT B’s: Beethoven, Brahms, Beach & Bonis

Thursday, July 6, Wimberley  •  Chapel in the Hills – 7 pm

Friday, July 7, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm

 

PROGRAM 2: 100% GUARANTEED: Mystery & Romance

Saturday, July 8, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 9, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 3 pm

 

PROGRAM 3: CERTIFIABLY SCINTILLATING: Seductive Saxophones

Presenting Bel Cuore Quartet  in one concert only

Sunday, July 9, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 7 pm

 

PROGRAM 4: COMBO SPECIAL: Winds, with Strings Attached

Friday, July 14, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm

 

PROGRAM 5: HANDCRAFTED…In Far & Distant Lands

Thursday, July 13, New Braunfels  •  First United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Saturday, July 15, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30  pm

Sunday, July 16, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 3 pm

 

 

MAIN CONCERT VENUES

SAN ANTONIO • NEW LOCATION — Concordia Lutheran, Huebner Road and 1604

WIMBERLEY • NEW LOCATION — Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12 North

    (next to Bowen Intermediate School)

BOERNE • First United Methodist Church, 205 James Street

NEW BRAUNFELS • McKenna Event Center, 801 W San Antonio Street

 


YPC's: Young Peoples Concerts

These YPC concerts are free and open to the public every summer! A few of the five festival concert programs are presented in shortened form by the festival artists who make the performances fun and educational for children. During our festival season, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR GROUPS OF SIX OR MORE! Please call (210) 838-2218 for group reservations.

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 2pm • Boerne
First United Methodist Church, 205 James Street, Boerne

Letter Perfect B's: selections by Beethoven, Brahms, Beach & Bonis
Cookie decorating for children after concert by Bear Moon Bakery

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7pm • San Antonio

Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3301 East Commerce Street, San Antonio

Handcrafted…In Far & Distant Lands: selections by Villa-Lobos, Golijov, Turnbull and more

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 3pm • New Braunfels

McKenna Event Center, 801 W. San Antonio Street, New Braunfels

Combo Special: Winds, with Strings Attached Selections by Mozart, Britten, Dvorak and others

Cookie decorating for children after concert by Friends of CPMF

 


FREE Young Artist Program [YAP] Concert
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3pm • San Antonio

Concordia Lutheran Church, 1604 at Huebner Road, San Antonio

The Young Artist Program Fellows will perform their entire repertoire at this final YAP concert.

First come, first served.

 

2017 ARTISTS

For this season's artists and their biographies, please click on the picture above to take you there.