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SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Scott Ordway

A new stage production takes a look at humans’ natural instinct to move, specifically, the way people migrate across borders as immigrants and refugees.

Composer Scott Ordway blended chamber music with scenic design and created The Clearing and the Forest.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Since the fall, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been working with students from four area universities on a project to debut eight new compositions at a first-ever SOLI Invitational Composition Contest. The free event will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

For 25 years, the award-winning SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been in the vanguard of contemporary music in South Texas. Over the years, they’ve premiered more than 60 commissioned works from new and emerging composers, including Ned Rorem, Robert X. Rodriguez, Steven Mackey, and many others.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Have you been toiling away at your instrument, waiting for your moment to shine? Are you a fan of modern music? Well then, your opportunity is now, as Texas Public Radio and SOLI Chamber Ensemble team up to present the third annual SOLI CONTEMPORARY OPEN MIC NIGHT at Jazz TX, on Monday, December 2!

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SOLI Chamber Ensemble, San Antonio’s forward-thinking new music group, is returning to its small-venue roots this season with a series of intimate performances at Jazz, TX. For each of its performances, it will spend one night at the Pearl Brewery venue, and another night at its home base of Ruth Taylor Concert Hall on the Trinity University campus.

“Drinks help the music sound better,” jokes Ertan Torgul, the group’s violinist. “It's kind of a relaxed atmosphere.”

San Antonio Celebrates With Ballads Of The Borderland

Mar 9, 2017
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Last Monday, February 27th, SOLI Chamber Ensemble and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio presented the premiere of Ballads of the Borderland at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

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How does a chamber group dedicated to modern music fit into a Mozart Festival? The answer is a little like “Singin’ in the Rain.” In that movie, the talkie that Gene Kelly has just made is a flop, and to salvage it the studio decides to turn a black-and-white period piece into the dream sequence of a technicolor musical.

Page Graham

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio continues its recent theme of interpreting classical music through a rock-n-roll filter. The recent passing of rock legend David Bowie made Troy Peters think something had to be done.

Clarice Assad

I have anticipated the premiere of Clarice Assad's song cycle, "Elementos," since Soli Chamber Ensemble first announced their 2015-16 concert season. I have watched with interest the evolution of Clarice as a composer since I first heard her "Violin Concerto" over a decade ago.

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SOLI Chamber Ensemble’s season begins this week right here in San Antonio.

"SOLI Chamber Ensemble is the only contemporary classical music ensemble in San Antonio, and we present works from 20th and 21st Century composers," says Artistic Director Ertan Torgul. "Most of our work is actually with living composers. We have commissioned 46 new works, and gave premieres of those works in San Antonio for over 20 years.”

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