Camerata San Antonio, the Classical Music Chamber Ensemble, will present a tribute to Beethoven at their next concert, “Blueprint,” set for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in Kerrville.
The program highlights Beethoven’s influence on the development of the string quartet. Around 1800, Beethoven’s experiments with the medium led to his “burst of energy” that resulted in the six works of Op. 18, to be featured on this program.
“Blueprint” is a piece by Caroline Shaw, the youngest composer ever to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music. “Blueprint” was composed for the Aizuri Quartet, which played its world premiere in April 2016 at Wolf Trap.
Alfred Schnittke’s “Third String Quartet” was composed in 1983. It is considered his attempt to reconcile tradition and historical awareness with modern music.
The scheduled program:
Schnittke: “String Quartet No. 3”
Beethoven: “String Quartet” in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
This will be the group’s final concert of the season.
The Grammy Award-nominated ensemble includes Matthew Zerweck and Anastasia Parker on violin, Emily Freudigman on viola and Ken Freudigman on cello.
The concert will take place at the Rodman Steele Recital Hall in Junkin Worship Center, Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd.
Camerata will also present the same concert in Boerne at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at First United Methodist Church, 205 James St., and in San Antonio at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Luella Bennack Concert Hall, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students, and can be purchased in advance at www.cameratasa.org.
Camerata San Antonio is a flexible chamber music ensemble presenting five impeccably prepared and curated concert programs per season in San Antonio, Kerrville and Boerne.
Camerata San Antonio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has generated strong critical praise and loyal audiences since its founding in 2003.