The EIGHTH SEASON of Cactus Pear Soirée Specials is set! Stephanie has the music, the artists and the dates lined up and ready to go for another exceptional season where nothing comes between you and the music. 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!
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Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3pm
MENAGE A TROIS
Stephanie is set to start the new VIP Soirée season with one of Austin's premier pianists Colette Valentine and emerging chamber artist Anthony Kitai, cellist with the Houston Symphony, in a musical “Ménage à trois” of scintillating trios, solos and duos.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm
CPMF artistic director-candidate Ryo Yanagitani, the 2009 San Antonio International Piano Competition [SAIPC] Gold Medalist, is joined by renowned clarinetist Garrick Zoeter and SA Symphony cellist Qizhen Liu for a “Winter Reprieve,” with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Zemlinski, Nino Rota and Vincent D’Indy.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3pm
Scott Cuellar, artistic director-candidate and the 2016 SAIPC Gold Medal winner, takes us on a “Spring Stomp” along with international concert violinist Cho-Liang Lin, and SA & Dallas Symphony hornist Dana Cullen, in works by Weirich (“Steamboat Stomp”), Gliere, Dvořák and ending with Brahms’ singular Horn Trio.
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.