WELCOME TO CAMERATA DEL SOL
The Professional String Orchestra
Serving Las Cruces and El paso
Who We Are
Camerata del Sol is an innovative group of top-notch musicians from Las Cruces, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez that seeks to bring unique chamber music experiences to the region. Founded by NMSU professor and Latin Grammy award winning violinist Daniel Vega-Albela, Camerata was conceived to explore the string ensemble repertoire that full symphonies seldom perform due to the large nature of those orchestras. Camerata Del Sol is a 15-piece, conductorless ensemble that requires each of its members to be responsible for bringing every score we prepare to life as well as to become an integral part of the creative process.
Our mission is to fill an important gap in the musical scene of the tristate borderlands area by performing rarely-heard chamber music works. Our flexible ensemble ranges in size from small chamber groups like duos, trios, quartets, to large chamber ensembles such as the string orchestra and sinfonietta. In addition to our role as a professional ensemble, the Camerata also serves as a training ensemble for exceptional students at New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. As firm believers in arts advocacy, we play outreach concerts and perform side-by-side concerts with the public school orchestra programs in El Paso and Las Cruces. In Fall of 2021, we started a free afterschool music program at University Hills Elementary, a Title I school in Las Cruces. In addition, we bring top-notch soloists from all over the world, of different educational backgrounds, to teach masterclasses and engage with our community. With the understanding that music and art have the power to transcend figurative and literal borders, we will always ensure that our concerts and masterclasses are available and accessible to community members of diverse backgrounds and ages.
In May 2020, Camerata del Sol launched a new initiative to bring chamber music to the community in a safe environment through our À La Carte Driveway Serenades. For the past 17 months, Camerata has performed over 50 serenades all across Doña Ana, Sierra, and El Paso Counties.
By booking a driveway serenade, patrons have the opportunity to order from our menu of musical selections, including Classical, Baroque, Romantic, early 20th century, pop, sacred, and folk music from various cultures. We come to you. Grab a lawn chair, invite a few neighbors, and we serenade you from the comfort of your driveway or backyard. If you live in an apartment, we serenade you from below your balcony or outside your window.
For 15-20 minutes of music, our prices are as follows:
$125 for one musician
$150 for two musicians
$175 for three musicians
$200 for four musicians
$250 for a featured soloist accompanied by a quartet
Please book at least two weeks in advance.
For booking, please call 575-642-3727 or 828-449-9917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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