From Our Editors
Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio has classical music in her blood. The former Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony descends from a long line of professional classical musicians. One summer evening in 1996, Stephanie was feeling deprived during the symphony's seasonal hiatus when inspiration struck: why not found a new festival all her own? Going strong 19 years later, the Cactus Pear Music Festival sprawls out with five concert programs scheduled in four cities over the course of two weeks.