What You'll Get
- $12 for one general-admission ticket to a performance at the Cactus Pear Music Festival (up to $25 value)
- When: select dates, July 7–17
- Where: venues throughout San Antonio and the Hill Country; see the schedule for details
- Click to view the festival’s lineup and schedule
- Fantasies to Folktales (July 7): a program of magic and whimsy featuring Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor, Fauré’s Piano Quartet in No. 2 in G Minor, and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in A Minor
- Passions Old, Passions New (July 9): classical masterworks conveying desire—including Scarlatti’s Sonata in B. Minor and Brahms _Piano Quintet in F. Minor—are paired with contemporary compositions from 2015 Young Composer Winner Thomas Dougherty and Arno Babadjanian
- French Impressionists (July 14): Six stunning selections from renowned French composers, including Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée and Debussy’s Sonata in D Minor
- Firecracker Finale (July 16): The festival ends with a bang in a rousing program featuring Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, and Bartók’s Contrasts for piano, violin, and clarinet
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cactus Pear Music Festival
Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio has classical music in her blood and passion for chamber music in her veins. The former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony comes from a long line of professional classical musicians. One summer evening in 1996, Stephanie was feeling at a musical loss during the symphony's seasonal summer hiatus when inspiration struck: why not start a new summer music festival that would fill the gap when the symphony was off for the summer? Going strong more than 20 years later, the Cactus Pear Music Festival sprawls out with five concert programs scheduled in four cities over the course of two weeks.