Season 22

July 5 - 15, 2018

Tri-Centennial Tapas: Three Centuries of Greatest Hits!

I am thrilled to be writing to you as I put the finishing touches on the programs and artists for the 22nd season of Cactus Pear Music Festival! As CPMF joins in the party to celebrate San Antonio’s Tri-Centennial in 2018, I have created programs that reflect the great works of music from the foundational cultures that influenced the mezcla that is today’s San Antonio. From the 18th century Spanish/Mexican baroque masters, to the 19th century Germanic/European composers, from classical guitar and its Spanish heritage to the 20th century’s Stravinsky masterpiece “A Soldier’s Tale”—a narrated piece that acknowledges the wages of war that have always shaped history including San Antonio’s—and finally to a 2018 commissioned work "Pueblos Magicos" by a young Mexican American composer working in L.A., that will knock your sombrero off! Don't miss this musical celebration of la ville de San Antonio! —Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio

 

 

2017 FESTIVAL SLIDESHOW: Click here for a short look back at our 21st season
2018 PROGRAM NOTES: Click here for the NEW program notes for this season
2018 FESTIVAL ARTISTS: Click here to see the line up of this season's musicians

THE FESTIVALOGRAPHY: 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

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SCHEDULE FOR ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

MAIN CONCERTS
PROGRAM 1: MISSION BAROQUE

Friday, July 6, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • Sonata à 4 No. 1 in B Minor, Z. 802 for 2 violins & basso continuo (1684)

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729) • Sonata No. 3 in D Major for flute, violin & basso continuo (1695)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) • Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027 (arr. for cello & harpsichord) (1741)

François Couperin (1668-1733) • from Les Nations, 2nd Ordre “L’Espagnole” (1726)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) • Sonata in D Major, K. 491 • Sonata in D Minor, K. 32 • Sonata in F Major, K. 525 for solo piano

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) • Trio Sonata in A Minor, TWV 42:a1 for flute, violin & basso continuo (1718)

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) • Quintet in D Major, G. 448 for guitar & string quartet “Fandango” (1798)

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) • from Histoire du Tango for flute & guitar (1986), Nightclub (1960)

 

PROGRAM 2: CULTURAL CROSSROADS

Thursday, July 5, Wimberley  •  Chapel In The Hills – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 7, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 8, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 3 pm
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) • Trio Op. 78 for flute, cello & piano
(1818)

Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962) • Lamentatio for solo cello (2000)

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) • Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67 (1933)

Young Artist Program Fellows Special Performance

Mike Mower (b. 1958) • Sonata Latino for flute & piano (1994)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) • Piano Trio in B-flat, D. 898 (1828)

 

PROGRAM 3: GUITARRA CLASICA: with Kyuhee Park

Presenting Ms. Park in ONE CONCERT ONLY

Sunday, July 8, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 7 pm
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) • Keyboard Sonatas in D Major, K. 178 & G Major, K. 391 (arr. by K. Park)

Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) • Sonata del Caminante (2007)

      Vision de la Amazonia •  El Gran Sertao • Danza Festiva • Toccata Nordestina

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
      Capricho Catalan, Op. 165, No. 5 from Espagña (1890)

      Cordoba, Op. 232, No. 4 from Cantos de Espagña (1892)

      Sevilla, Op. 97, No. 2 from Suite Espagñola No. 2 (1886)

Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)• Julia Florida: Barcarola  (1938)

     Vals Op. 8, No. 3 (1919)

     Vals Op. 8, No.4 (1919)

     Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios (An aim for the love of God) (1944 )

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)• Sonata for guitar, Op. 47 (rev. 1981)

     Esordio • Scherzo • Canto • Finale

 

PROGRAM 4: L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT

Friday, July 13, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 15, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 3 pm

Tommaso Giordani (1730-1806) • Trio in D Major, Op. 12, No. 3 for flute, viola & cello (1775)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) • Suite in A Major for violin, viola & cello (1889)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) • from Scottish Songs, Op. 108 for baritone, violin, cello & piano (1818)

      O sweet were the hours • The lovely lass of Inverness  • O Mary, at thy window be • Jeanie’s distress •

      Come fill, fill my good fellow

YAP Ensemble Performance

James Scott Balentine (b. 1947) • Five African American Spirituals for baritone & cello (1997)

      I Got a Home In’a Dat Rock • Go Down Moses • De Blin’ Man • Give Me Jesus • Ride On, King Jesus

Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947) • Three Bagatelles for flute, cello & piano (2006)

      Cloying • Shmatta • Roman Ha Teman

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) • L’Histoire du Soldat Suite for piano, violin & clarinet (1918)

 

PROGRAM 5: PUEBLOS MAGICOS

Thursday, July 12, New Braunfels  •  McKenna Event Center – 7 pm

Saturday, July 14, San Antonio  •  Concordia Lutheran – 7:30  pm
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) • Trio in B-flat, Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” for clarinet, cello & piano (1797)

Ned Rorem (b. 1923) • from Santa Fe Songs for baritone, piano, violin, viola & cello (1980)

      Santa Fe • Coming down the stairs • Any other time • He never knew • El musico

Juan Pablo Contreras (b. 1987) • Pueblos Mágicos for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (2018)

      Madrugada (First Light) • Canciones Lejanas (Distant Songs) • La Fiesta (The Party)

John Harbison (b. 1938) • from Songs America Loves to Sing for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (2004)

      Amazing Grace • Will the Circle be Unbroken • St. Louis Blues • Ain’t Goin’ to Study War No Mo’

Antonin Dvorak (1840-1891) • Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23 (1875)

 

 

MAIN CONCERT VENUES

SAN ANTONIO • Concordia Lutheran, 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio TX 78258 (Huebner & 1604)

WIMBERLEY • Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12 North, Wimberley TX 78676

   (next to the HEB)

BOERNE • First United Methodist Church, 205 James Street

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

 

The San Antonio concerts at Concordia Lutheran are sponsored in part by
the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.

 


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 and for the young at heart. During our festival season, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR GROUPS OF SIX OR MORE! Please call (210) 838-2218 for group reservations.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 3pm • San Marcos
Mariposa Apartment Homes, 2600 Hunter Road

Mission Baroque: selections by Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, Piazzolla & more
Cookie decorating for children after concert by Friends of CPMF
This concert is generously supported by David and Ellen Berman.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3pm • San Antonio

YOSA, St. Mary's Hall, Coates Auditorium, 9401 Starcrest Drive, San Antonio

Pueblos Magicos: selections by Beethoven, Contreras, Dvorak and more

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7pm • San Antonio

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

L'Histoire du Soldat: selections by Stravinsky, Giordani, Sibelius and more

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3pm • New Braunfels

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

L'Histoire du Soldat: selections by Stravinsky, Giordani, Sibelius and more

Cookie decorating for children after concert by Friends of CPMF

 

The YOSA and Second Baptist YPCs are sponsored in part by
the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.

 


FREE Young Artist Program [YAP] Concert & Community Engagement
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 8am service • San Antonio

Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258 (Huebner & 1604)

The Young Artist Program Fellows will take part in the 8am morning service.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3pm • San Antonio

Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258 (Huebner & 1604)

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

First come, first served.

 

The Young Artist Program performances at Concordia Lutheran as well as additional YAP outreach performances
during the festival are sponsored in part by the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.

 

2018 ARTISTS

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