A new orchestra—the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio—has announced that it will make its concert debut in south Texas this October. Venezuelan conductor Carlos Izcaray will serve as guest conductor for the concert, for which further details will be announced at a later date. The orchestra’s founders are Paul M. Montalvo, a pianist and conductor who works as a firefighter for the City of San Antonio and is serving as COSA’s artistic director; Robert C. Ehlers, a staff environmental engineer for Valero Energy Corporation; and pianist and music educator Silvia Santinelli. The orchestra said in a statement that it plans, in addition to performing concerts, to perform for children and adults with special needs, the elderly, the underprivileged and under-served populations, as well as minorities. More information about the orchestra is available here.
Posted June 20, 2012