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Camerata San Antonio's Weekend of Mozart

Chamber group Camerata San Antonio has another mini-tour planned for the weekend.  I caught up with cellist Ken Freudigman rehearsing with the three other members of Camerata San Antonio at University Auditorium at Incarnate Word. The program is called From Prussia With Love.

"From Prussia With Love is an all-Mozart program. And we are so delighted to be bringing the great music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to San Antonio. It's actually part of the San Antonio Symphony's Mozart Festival," he says. 

The music is intense, but quite accessible. And it's really a lot of fun to watch it being made right before you. 

"These three quartets all have wonderful characters all unto themselves, and they are the last three string quartets that Mozart ever composed," says Freudigman.  

He also says this music doesn't come easy.

"Yes, it's hard; it's challenging. It's musically rewarding. When late Mozart string quartets come up you always have to take extra care in preparation because these are not easy pieces by any stretch of the imagination," Freudigman says.

The first concert is scheduled to take place in Boerne on Friday night, and on Saturday afternoon the group will be in Kerrville, and Sunday afternoon at the Concert Hall at UIW. The intimate setting at UIW ensures a good seat for everyone, and the sound there is excellent.

"The acoustics in this space are really fantastic. We're so glad to be partnering at UIW and performing in this great space," Freudigman says.

Find more on Camerata San Antonio here.

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