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Glazunov’s String Quintet in A (which follows Schubert’s precedent in calling for two cellos) and Brahms’s String Quintet No. 1 in F (two violas) benefited from the radiant presence of Mr. Gregorian’s viola and from Ms. Sant’Ambrogio’s juicy middle and low registers in the second violin part. In Glazunov they were joined by Ms. Urioste, Mr. Ross and Mr. Atapine -- one of the most posh-sounding ensembles ever fielded by Cactus Pear.
Mike Greenberg • July 18, 2013, IncidentLight.com [reviewing a concert from the 2013 season]
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from LIVE From the First Five CD: Johannes Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
231 E. North Loop Road
with FREE, onsite
& ample parking
at the church.
205 James Street
First Presbyterian Church
800 Jefferson Street
McKenna Event Center
801 W San Antonio Street
Cactus Pear Music Festival concerts garner high praise for the programming and artistry season after season. 2010 was no exception for excellence and high praise. David Hendricks of the San Antonio Express-News named CPMF one of "The Best in Classical Music" for that year. Right after our 2011 season, we received a wonderful note from a patron in New Braunfels who wrote: "I felt extremely privileged to be in attendance last Friday night at the Cactus Pear concert . . . . Wow! The concert was truly amazing!"
We strive to make all our concert performances "truly amazing" — from the wonderful and diverse works that are presented to the world class musicians who bring their artistry to CPMF. We very much look forward to this 20th season in July 2016. Here is the full program listing, dates and venues:
Program 1: Fantasies & Folktales
Program 2: Passions Old, Passions New
Program 3: French Impressions (one performance only)
Program 4: Firecracker Finale
All CPMF venues are