Season 19

July 5 - 19, 2015

San Antonio

New Braunfels


Cactus Pear is a musical jewel

Three cheers for San Antonio's Cactus Pear Music Festival.… There are many reasons why San Antonio is a destination city: the Alamo, Texas history, the River Walk. But for two weeks, Cactus Pear turns San Antonio into a summer destination for musical majesty. We are lucky to have it. San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board [July 2013]

Thanks to all who gave during THE BIG GIVE.

We thank all our friends who took part in The Big Give S.A. to support Cactus Pear Music Festival. It was a day of great generosity across the nation and a wonderful way to pump up the excitement for all the non-profit organizations that make their cities an even better place to live. Thank you San Antonio!

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CPMF's 18th Summer Season Finishes in a Flourish

Once again, the reviews are in, from scribes and fans alike, and the consensus is that CPMF has exceeded expectations for another summer. Mike Greenberg on his Incident Light website wrote:


Excellent as the solo work was in both concerts, their hallmark was the ensemble playing, which was consistently taut and poised, yet supple enough to allow individual personalities to emerge in myriad spirited details. It was remarkable how a brief fillip from Mr. Ross or a turn of phrase from Ms. Sant’Ambrogio could elevate the conversation without dominating it.


It's all about teamwork. And if Cactus Pear prides itself on one thing it is the TEAMWORK that makes this organization so successful. I'm always proud of the musician friends, old and new, who come together on such short notice to pull together performances that really can't be beat anywhere you might go for world class chamber music. Although many of my colleagues are exceptional soloists, they are even more exceptional as chamber musicians, knowing how to blend the sound into the perfect balance of parts.


And our success is built on the teamwork of the board, a dedicated, knowledgeable and extraordinary group of people, along with the guidance of Executive Director Renee Davis and the support of our most important team members: YOU! Thank YOU for another successful season of chamber music. Although the summer concerts are behind us, don't worry, there's more to be had.


If you want a fuller slate of great chamber music, take a look at our Soirée Specials VIP Patron card. 
It entitles you to THREE intimate house concerts PLUS gourmet food and convivial company.
Click here for more information and an easy online way to make your purchase.


We look forward to seeing you at our October house concert!







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CPMF is generously supported by the City of San Antonio's Department of Culture and

Creative Development. All CPMF venues are ADA compliant.






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