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Olmos Ensemble

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When the San Antonio-based Agarita ensemble performed at the Tobin Center in mid-June, it marked the first time live music was performed before an assembled audience in South Texas since the coronavirus pandemic shut down music venues in mid-March. In June, cases of COVID-19 were just beginning to spike in San Antonio.

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Since mid-March, the clubs and performance halls have been silent, and musicians are adjusting to life at home.

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When you think of French cuisine, creamy delights and delicious pastries come to mind. When you think of French art, it’s the Impressionists you see.

And when it comes to French music, composers like Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, or Darius Milhaud may ring in your mind’s ear.

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The Olmos Ensemble, a local chamber music group is gearing up for two performances this week. 

The Olmos Ensemble, a staple in the San Antonio chamber music scene, has reached the next stage of its development with the release of their first album, Olmos Live.

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This weekend kicks off the first of two concerts for the Olmos Ensemble. Led by oboist Mark Ackerman, the nineteen year old chamber group, will feature "Sizzlin' Latin American/Spanish Music" this Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Antonio.