University to Host Second Cactus Pear Music Festival July 8

Texas A&M International University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library will once again be home to the heavenly sounds of classical chamber music on Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, brings her style of music-making to the University campus for the second time.

Cactus Pear Music Festival is a celebration of top-notch and inspiring chamber music performed by musicians from San Antonio and from all across the U.S.

The Laredo program is one of 10 performances during the two-week festival which also takes the musicians to San Antonio, Austin and Kerrville.

Admission is $15 per person, $12 for groups of 10 or more and $7 per student. Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra subscribers pay a special price of $7. Tickets are available at the door or by mail from CPMF, 403 Stone Wood, San Antonio, Tx. 78216-1625.

The program for the evening will include Bach's Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord; White's The Nymph's Complaint for the Death of Her Fawn, A Poem for Oboe, Viola and Piano; Shoenfield's Trio in Three Movements for Clarinet, Violin and Piano; De Falla's Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello and Bartok's Contrast for Piano, Violin and Clarinet.

Artists scheduled to perform include clarinetist Paul Cigan; pianist Jeffrey Sykes; flutist Stephanie Jutt; harpsichordist Christina Edelen; cellist Fred Edelen; oboeist Mark Ackerman and violist Ted Allred.

For additional information, please contact the University's Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180 or the Cactus Pear Music Festival offices at 210.824.5377.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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