Monday, January 4, 2010


Welcome to SOLI Chamber Ensemble and our blog - I'm executive director John Clare.
We'll have all sorts of discussions and demonstrations, and I hope you'll participate - not just online but at concerts, receptions and whereever great new music is being performed!
I thought I'd share just a few thoughts today. Basically my role here will be to support SOLI. We already have lots of plans and one of the things I enjoy most is discussing the future of classical music with musicians and friends. What do you see for the future?
At the end of 2009 I decided to look back at the last ten years - what a difference a decade makes, lol! In that glance I would have never imagined where I would be today. Of course, it makes me wonder what will happen in the next ten years. I for one imagine still being involved with SOLI, this position is one that I take quite seriously. I also predict that in 2019 SOLI Chamber Ensemble will have ten more new pieces for quartet, some with orchestral accompaniment!
Finally, I would invite you to take a good look and listen around the SOLI website. It's been created by Gene Hopstetter and includes graphic designs by Steve & Josh @ It has great info about San Antonio's premier new music ensemble, including video and audio recordings.