The SEVENTH SEASON of Cactus Pear Soirée Specials in 2018/19 was spectacular! Stephanie will be announcing the 2019/20 season very soon. When she does, 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.
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 will be 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 2019/20 Soirée Specials!
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.” — sandiego.com
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3pm
2Oth CENTURY KALEIDESCOPE
San Antonio International Piano Competition gold medalist Scott Cuellar joins Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio in a program with works by Suk, Clarke, Dutilleux, Bonis & Stravinsky.
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.