VIP Soirée Concerts

2018/19 Soirée Season Begins Nov. 4th. BUY TODAY!

Chamber music as it was meant to be heard

Join us for the SEVENTH SEASON of Cactus Pear Soirée Specials in 2018/19! Be one of a limited number of only 80 VIP Patrons who will be have the pleasure to attend the 3 intimate house concert parties whose dates are listed below.


If you’ve never heard chamber music performed as it was intended to be experienced in the “chambers” of palaces, estates and villas, then you’ve not had the pleasure of true chamber music. The intimacy of the venues, the closeness of the performing Artists, and the buffet of gourmet delights is truly memorable.


Normally the cost of our house concerts is $75 for these lovely afternoons of music, wine, food and conviviality. We are offering the VIP Patron Card package for $200. That’s a savings of $25 over the $75 per 3 house concert cost. Stephanie invites her favorite musician friends to collaborate on these house concerts. All net revenues from these concerts support CPMF’s mission of music and education, so we hope you and your friends will join us for these Soirée Specials!

Soirée Dates
The dates are set. The venues are still to be determined.
We will post updates as the season firms up.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3pm

Featuring emerging pianist Daniel Anastasio, the dynamic Jonah Kim, cello & SAS’s incomparable Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet join Stephanie to open this seventh Soirée season.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3pm
The Myriad Trio—Delmarre McGill, flute; Che-Yen Chen, viola & Julie Smith Phillips, harp—present a program of music by Debussy, Dorman, Gershwin & Bax.“The Myriad Trio impressed with both their ensemble playing and with the strengths of each soloist.” —

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3pm

San Antonio International Piano Competition gold medalist Scott Cuellar joins Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio in a program with works by Suk, Clarke, Dutilleux, Bonis & Stravinsky.

Fine Wine & Food

Meet the Artists

A sumptuous buffet spread and fine wine is always looked forward to along with post-concert conversation.

One of the pleasures of these intimate gatherings is getting to know and chat with the artists.