Season 23

CPMF's 23rd Season is on the horizon!

Like the raw diamond that has to be "romanced" to discover its inherent beauty, that has to be shaped so it explodes in brilliance when its facets are revealed, we musicians feel the same way when we turn the cover on a manuscript of music and peer between the notes and into the mind of the composer: we are looking for the music's brilliance, it's inner workings that will release all the passion hidden in those notes, that will reveal the full spectrum of sound and color the composer had in mind. We are "romancing the notes" until we feel it in our beings, until we grasp it in our ensemble, and until we share it with our audiences. This 23rd Season is full of gems, brilliance and mastery. I invite you to come along for the adventure and the discovery. — Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio

 

2019 FESTIVAL TICKETS: Buy before end of day June 30 and SAVE!
2019 FESTIVAL ARTISTS: Click here to see the line up of this season's musicians
2019 PROGRAM NOTES: NEW 2019 program notes will be available late spring
2018 PROGRAM NOTES: Click here for the 2018 program notes from last season
2018 FESTIVAL SLIDESHOW: Click here for a short look back at our 22nd season

THE FESTIVALOGRAPHY: please click her to check out the extensive festival repertoire over 22 seasons.

ROMANCING THE NOTES!

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

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that we are moving the festival closer to the heart of San Antonio this summer as we take to the stage at Trinity Baptist Church. The clergy and staff have welcomed us with open arms. With plenty of rooms for our Young Artist Program activities and ample free parking, the Board and Stephanie are thrilled to find a new home in Trinity Baptist, 319 E Mulberry Avenue. Their magnificent Steinway piano will be a treat for Jeffrey Sykes, Scott Cuellar and Viktor Valkov to perform on!

 

SCHEDULE FOR ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

MAIN STAGE CONCERTS
PROGRAM I: INTO THE TWILIGHT

Friday, July 12, San Antonio  •  Trinity Baptist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 14, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 3 pm

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) • “Quartettsatz” in C Minor, D. 703 for string quartet (1820) • 9’

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) • Don Quixote for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn [arr. Lazlo Varga] (1897) • 36’

John Harbison (b. 1938) • Twilight Music for piano, violin & horn (1985) • 16’

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) • Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 115 (1921) • 32’

 

PROGRAM II:  BAYING AT THE MOON: Beethoven & Beyond

Thursday, July 11, Wimberley  •  Chapel in the Hills – 7 pm

Saturday, July 13, San Antonio  •  Trinity Baptist Church – 7 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) • Piano Sonata  No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight” (1801) • 15’

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)• Viola Sonata for viola & piano in C Major, Op. 147 (1975) • 32’

Verne Reynolds (1926-2011) • Antiphonal Calls III & IV for two horns (1975) • 7’

Jean Françaix (1912-1997) • Tema con variazioni for clarinet & piano (1974) • 8’

Ludwig van Beethoven • Sextet in E-flat, Op. 81b for two horns & string quartet (1795) • 17’

 

PROGRAM III: GOETHE HAVE MUSIC

Friday, July 19, San Antonio  •  Trinity Baptist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 21, Boerne  •  First United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) • Sonata for piano Four Hands in D Major, K. 381 (1772) • 15’

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) • Sonata for Violin & Cello (1922) • 20’

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) • Selected Songs for baritone & piano

with poetry by Eduard Möricke* (1888) & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe** (1890) • 16’

Fussreise* • Anakreons Grab** • Der Gärtner* • Ein Stuundlein wohl vor Tag* • Begegnung* • Der Jager* • Der Rattenfänger**

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) • Piano Quartet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 41 (1875) • 32’

 

PROGRAM IV: ROMANCING THE NOTES

Thursday, July 18, New Braunfels  •  McKenna Event Center – 7 pm

Saturday, July 20, San Antonio  •  Trinity Baptist Church – 7 pm

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) • I’ll bid my heart be still for viola & piano (1944) • 4’

— Dumka for violin, viola & piano (1941) • 10’

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) • Sonata in G Minor for cello & piano (1846) • 25’

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) • Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 (1861) • 45’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPMF has added two new Casual "Classix" Concerts that we hope you will enjoy. With venues to be announced in the near future, these low-key/high-value 1-hour FREE events will take place at some fun, casual establishments where you can eat, drink and be merry with the music of our world class musicians. The concerts are:

 

1. “MUSIC ON TAP” featuring

BULGARIAN BAD BOYZ, BRAHMS & BEER

Wednesday, July 10, 6 - 7 pm

Sheraton Gunter Hotel • Bar 414, 205 East Houston St.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1965) • Figaro Fantasy for cello & piano (1945)  • 5’

Erno von Dohnanyi (1877-1960) • Ruralia Hungarica: Andante rubato, alla zingaresca Op. 32c for cello & piano (1924) • 6’

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) • Rumaniana for violin & piano (1943) • 6’

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) • Allegro & Finale:  Allegro giocoso from Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 (1883) • 15’

Rabih Abou-Khalil (b. 1957) • Arabian Waltz for piano, violin & cello, arr. by Serouj Kradjian • 4’

Franz Liszt • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, [arr. by Kostov Valkov Duo] • 10’

 

2. “BREWED TO PERFECTION” featuring

FRENCH ROAST

Saturday, July 20, 3 - 4 pm
Summer Moon Coffee Bar, 3233 N St Mary’s St.

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) • Sonata for violin & piano (1917) • 15’

Henri Duparc (1848-1933) • Selected Songs for baritone & piano • 17’

—Chanson triste (1868) • Le manoir de Rosemonde (1879) •

La vie anterieure (1884) • La vague et la cloche (1871)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) • Piano Trio in A Minor (1914) • 29’

 

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MAIN STAGE CONCERT VENUES

SAN ANTONIO • Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

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 Trinity Baptist are sponsored in part by
the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.

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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 11, 2019 at 3pm • San Marcos
Mariposa Apartment Homes, 2600 Hunter Road

Into the Twilight: selections from works by Schubert, R. Strauss, Harbison & Fauré
Cookie decorating for children after concert by Friends of CPMF
This concert is generously supported by David and Ellen Berman.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3pm • San Antonio

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

Romancing the Notes: selections from works by Chopin, Brahms & Rebecca Clarke

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 3pm • New Braunfels

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

Goethe Have Music: selections by Mozart, Ravel and Wolf

Cookie decorating for children after concert by Friends of CPMF

 

The YOSA YPC is sponsored in part by
the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.

 


FREE Young Artist Program [YAP] Concert & Community Engagement
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2pm • San Antonio

The Meadows Retirement Community

The Young Artist Program Fellows will perform selections from their repertoire.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10am • San Antonio

Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy

The Young Artist Program Fellows will perform selections from their repertoire.

 

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10am • San Antonio

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

With selections performed by CPMF's Young Artist Program [YAP] fellows

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3pm • San Antonio

Trinity Baptist Church (Atrium/Foyer), 319 E Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

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 Second Baptist 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.

 

2019 ARTISTS

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