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SOLI Chamber Ensemble

For 25 years, the award-winning SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been in the vanguard of contemporary music in South Texas. Over the years, they’ve premiered more than 60 commissioned works from new and emerging composers, including Ned Rorem, Robert X. Rodriguez, Steven Mackey, and many others.

Josh Huskin

Azul Barrientos is a singer and musician who is keeping Mexican musical traditions alive. Born in Mexico City, she makes her home in San Antonio, where she is an artist in residence at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, a grassroots arts and cultural organization located on San Antonio’s predominantly Hispanic West Side.


Emily Gimble admits that her granddad’s name may have opened some doors for her, but once you hear her sing, you’ll recognize she has a powerful voice all her own. Still, she says she learned quite a bit from Johnny Gimble, about music and life.

Welcome to Major Themes, a monthly feature in which classical music experts recommend a must-hear recording based on what's happening at classical stations and programs around the country. This month, we checked in with friends in Minnesota, Ohio and New York, plus the host of Performance Today. Here are their top picks.

Elgar: Enigma Variations; Leonard Bernstein conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra (DG)

Contributed photo / Jazz 'SA Live

Historic Travis Park will be alive with music this weekend, when Jazz 'SA Live kicks off its 35th annual music event at Travis Park downtown, said the San Antonio Parks Foundation's Adam Fleming.


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