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A New Season For Camerata San Antonio

Matthew Diekman
Camerata San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio begins its next season by taking the show on the road. The popular local Chamber Music ensemble made up of San Antonio Symphony players has been dazzling south Texas audiences for the last decade.

Ken Freudigman, who plays cello in the group, dropped by to talk about their coming programs, starting in Boerne and Kerrville.

"We have music from Benjamin Britten, Béla Bartók, we’re doing some music of Dvořák, Hugo Wolf, music of Brahms and Mendelssohn, all throughout the entire year," he said.

Always working against the notion that chamber music is stuffy, Freudigman sees it this way.

"Music is about love and life, music is shorthand for emotion," he said. "Our concerts are quite relaxed, we’ve worked very hard to break down the walls of chamber music."

Camerata San Antonio
Credit Matthew Diekman / Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio’s outreach efforts also take it to children who may have never heard chamber music.

"We want to shine the light of music and art in places where they might never get to see it live," Freudigman said. "That’s where we go."

You can see it live starting in Boerne on September 27.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii