Music is the soundtrack to our lives—from the tune you slow-danced to at senior prom to the tune you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for one general-admission ticket to a performance at the Cactus Pear Music Festival (up to $25 value)
- When: select dates, July 3–13
- Where: venues throughout the city; see the schedule for details
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click through the four programs here to view the festival's lineup and schedule.
- Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat (July 3): It could be said that Mozart invented the piano quartet. Among these first great works was this Quartet, a roller-coaster journey crafted by Mozart at the height of his fame. It precedes César Franck’s luscious, romantic Piano Quintet, which serves as the grand finale to this Golden Keys program.
- Turina's La Oración del Torero (July 5 and 6): "The Bullfighter's Prayer" showcases Spanish pride with a romantically impressionistic story set in the bullring. It is followed by Ernest Bloch's Piano Quintet, a piece propelled by kaleidoscopic coloring and relentless intensity, in this 20th Century Passageways program.
- Leclair Sonata in B Minor (July 10 and 13): This Baroque violinist is often considered to have founded the French school of violin, and the dueling violins of this sonata demonstrate why. Other rare treasures for baritone, oboe, and strings from the Baroque and early Classical periods complete this Hidden Doorways program.
- Corelli—Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (July 11, 12, and 13): The Christmas Concerto and other Baroque gems from Italy, Germany, and France are performed by ten virtuosic chamber artists from around the globe. This Baroque Baedeker program features beloved Baroque composers from J.S. Bach and Vivaldi to Rameau.
Cactus Pear Music Festival
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 18 years later, the Cactus Pear Music Festival sprawls out with four concert programs scheduled in three cities over the course of two weeks.