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Chamber Group Begins 13th Season

Jason Murgo
Camerata San Antonio

A San Antonio Chamber music group's 13th season is set to begin.  They're called Camerata San Antonio, but their season opening show isn't in San Antonio.

"No, it's not. Our first concert is on September 9th, and that is in Boerne," says cellist and founder Ken Freudigman. "September 10th is in Kerrville. And then we skip a week and we are here in San Antonio on September 18th."

Each year the popular Chamber group plays recurring concerts in San Antonio and up in the Hill Country.

"We're going to be playing a work by Antonín Dvořák--a quartet written right about the time he was starting to become famous. It is so delightful to listen to."

Appearing with Camerata's four-piece chamber ensemble will be a very accomplished pianist, just coming back from touring China.

"Viktor Valkov will be with us for all three programs. Viktor is a magnificent pianist, and he'll be doing two works with us on the program. The first work is Aulis Sallinen's Introduction and Tango Overture."

You heard right--Tango.

"And the major work in the program is Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Flat, Op. 44,  which is one of the greatest piano quintets that there is out there."

In October, Camerata moves on to Mozart. 

Find more on Camerata San Antonio here

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