Spotlight: Cactus Pear Music Festival

At Mid-Texas Symphony, we are passionate about regional musical opportunities.  Of particular note this Summer is the Cactus Pear Music Festival, a tenured event held throughout Central Texas in July.  Founded in 1996 by a former San Antonio Symphony concertmaster, the Cactus Pear Music Festival aims to spread quality chamber music throughout Texas, simultaneously filling the void left by the symphonies on summer hiatus and introducing smaller ensemble works to its audience.  Now in its 20th season, the Cactus Pear Music Festival performs in San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville, and New Braunfels.

The Cactus Pear Music Festival’s “Firecracker Finale” will take place through this weekend. Tonight, at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels; Saturday at the Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio; and Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne. Featuring works by Poulenc, Menotti, Daugherty, Puts, and Bartok, it is entirely comprised of works from the 20th and 21st centuries.  As such, this program will bring a range of tone colors, styles, and technical challenges.  For those interested in contemporary artistry, this is a must-attend!  Adult tickets are $25; student tickets are $5.  


The Mid-Texas Symphony thanks you for supporting your local musicians and making great events like the Cactus Pear Music Festival possible!