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Cactus Pear Music Festival Dreams Up New Programs

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Courtesy Stephanie Sant' Ambrogio
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The seventeenth season of the Cactus Pear Music Festival gets underway Wednesday afternoon in Boerne with a children's concert. The theme this year is "Dreams & Prayers." 

"When my trio was putting together the Jalbert [Piano Trio], I kept thinking of the Messiaen [Quartet for the End of Time] - we worked on it two years ago - so it's interesting that somehow I put the two pieces together. They make great bookends to the "Into the Mystic" program!" says Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio.

Other living composers include Karen Mishell, Osvaldo Golijov, and programs will include Brahms, Schumann, Mozart, and Korngold.

The festival continues through July 14:

Program 1: Love's Geometry

Friday, July 5, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 7, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 2 pm

Program 2: Into the Mystic

Saturday, July 6, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Program 3: On the Wind of Dreams: featuring the Aeolus String Quartet

Sunday, July 7, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Program 4: Celestial Strings

Thursday, July 11, New Braunfels • New Braunfels Presbyterian Church – 7 pm

Friday, July 12, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 14, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 2 pm

Program 5: Dreams & Prayers

Saturday, July 13, San Antonio • Coker United Methodist Church – 7 pm

Sunday, July 14, Boerne • First United Methodist Church – 7 pm