Classical Music Events in San Antonio

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American Originals

Thu., July 4, 3-4:30 p.m.
Laurie Auditorium 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio San Antonio

The Heart of Texas Concert Band presents "American Originals" showcasing music by American Composers. The concert will be lead by James Worman, Guest Conductor and will Feature the Cedar Mountain Chorale. (210) 860-3177

Cactus Pear Music Festival - BULGARIAN BAD BOYZ, BRAHMS & BEER

Wed., July 10, 6-7 p.m.
Sheraton Gunter Hotel 205 E. Houston St., San Antonio San Antonio

Bulgarian Bad Boyz will take place at the historic Gunter Hotel Bar 414 during Happy Hour. Bulgarian Bad Boyz, Brahms & Beer features the dynamic duo of Lachezar Kostov and Viktor Valkov with violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio. Delivering a high octane program of short classics (including the outer movements of Brahms’ Trio No. 2 in C). Doors open at 4pm and the concert begins at 6pm. (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival-Into The Twilight

Fri., July 12, 7-9:30 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$28

Into The Twilight begins with a gem of the string quartet genre, Schubert’s stormy Quartettsatz in C minor led by former Miro Quartet member, the brilliant violinist Sandy Yamamoto. Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem Don Quixote, about the Spanish noblemen who believes he is a chivalrous knight, follows in an arrangement for sextet. Baltimore Symphony Associate Principal Cello Lachezar Kostov “plays” the hero, and his squire is embodied in the viola by Chicago Lyric Opera Principal Carol Cook. The second half opens with American living composer John Harbison’s evocative Twilight Music for piano, violin and horn featuring Jeff Garza. (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival - Baying at the Moon: Beethoven & Beyond

Sat., July 13, 7-9:30 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$28

Baying at the Moon: Beethoven & Beyond features the timeless “Moonlight” Piano Sonata performed by Bulgarian pianist Viktor Valkov in his CPMF debut. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, inspired by Beethoven’s aforementioned work follows; this was his last composition, which the Russian composer completed just four days before his passing. It is a powerful, austere work expressing sentiments of death and dying. The concert comes full circle when we close with the delightful and rarely performed Sextet for two horns by Ludwig van Beethoven. (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival - Goethe Have Music!

Fri., July 19, 7-9:30 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$28

Goethe Have Music! Pianist Scott Cuellar will take the stage with Jeffrey Sykes in Mozart’s celebrated Sonata in D for piano four-hands from 1772. Maurice Ravel “imitated” one of Mozart’s rondos from a piano four-hand sonata when he wrote his Sonata for violin and cello 150 years later in 1922. Violinist Ellen dePasquale and cellist Jonah Kim will dazzle us with their flying fingers on their four hands in this virtuosic work of the 20th century.Baritone Timothy Jones will regale us with selected songs by Hugo Wolf, texts by Möricke and Goethe. (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival - French Roast - FREE

Sat., July 20, 3-4 p.m.
Tripoint 3233 N St. Marys St, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Casual Classix French Roast program will be presented for free at the Tripoint Summer Moon Coffee Bar on the last Saturday afternoon of the festival. Beginning with Claude Debussy’s glorious late Violin Sonata with piano, this petite programme highlights some of France’s greatest contributions to the chamber music genre. Four selected songs by Henri Duparc follow the Debussy, and the concert comes to a final climax with one of the most celebrated piano trios of all time, the Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor. Magnifique! (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival - Romancing the Notes

Sat., July 20, 7-9:30 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$28

Romancing the Notes is an offering of rich romantic repertoire from the 19th & 20th centuries, including Rebecca Clarke’s miniature I’ll Bid My Heart Be Still for viola & piano. Clarke’s rarely heard Dumka for violin, viola and piano follows and the first half concludes with Fryderyk Chopin’s monumental Cello Sonata in G Minor. The San Antonio audiences will have the opportunity to hear the premiere of Judth Lynn Stillman’s YAP Commission—Small Step, Giant Leap: A Lunar Fantasy to commemorate the 50th anniversary (to the very day) of America landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. (210) 838-2218

Cactus Pear Music Festival - YAP Concert - FREE

Sun., July 21, 3 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

2019 Fellows won their auditions to participate in CPMF’s tuition-free, 2½ week intensive chamber music workshop mentored by the festival professionals and Education Director Craig Sorgi. After completing their internship and having many opportunities during that time to publicly share their gifts, they bring their full program to Trinity Baptist for an afternoon concert performance. Calling themselves Opuntia Opus 7, the ensemble will perform a diverse program of works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Strauss, Haydn, Giardini, Faure, Enescu, and will perform Judith Lynn Stillman’s YAP-commissioned “Small Step, Giant Leap: A Lunar Fantasy” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. (210) 838-2218

Mozart Festival Texas 2019

Sat., July 27, 8-10 p.m., Sun., July 28, 3-5 p.m., Sat., Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 3-5 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15-$115

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@ University of The Incarnate Word Concert Hall, 4301 Broadway St. San Antonio, Texas. 78209
The Mozart Festival in Texas' 2019 Season consists of 4 concerts: 2 Chamber and 2 Orchestra. Located at UIW, the festival will host world-class musicians to play classical music concerts by Mozart and his contemporaries for the community to experience! The prices vary from $15 - $40 (per concert) and $95 - $115 (Season Ticket). (210) 844-3236

Puccini's Tosca

Thu., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$38.50-$187.50

Puccini’s opera Tosca is the tragedy of a great actress who has “lived for art.” Because of her love for the young artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, she falls victim to the evil machinations of Scarpia, head of the secret police. The production, using sets from the Seattle Opera, is directed by the distinguished young director E. Loren Meeker, who previously directed The Barber of Seville and La Boheme for OPERA San Antonio in the Tobin Center. (210) 223-8624

David Bromberg Quintet

Wed., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Americana godfather David Bromberg incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes his adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis. Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre called Newgrass. (210) 223-8624



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