The Professional String Orchestra
Serving Las Cruces, El paso, and Juarez

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, it was originally conceived by select players of both El Paso and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestras, in order to explore the string ensemble repertoire that full symphonies seldom perform due to the intimacy and size of its configuration. 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

Our mission is to fill an important gap in the musical scene of the tristate borderlands area by bringing to our audiences rarely performed works ranging from small chamber groups like duos, trios, quartets, to large chamber ensembles like 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. We bring to our organization a strong outreach component by establishing a regular presence at the public schools in El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez, as well as collaborating with the local youth orchestras. 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.

Camerata Del Sol is thrilled to announce our next musical project:

serenade specials in honor of Lent and Easter. 


What is a serenade special? It is a unique musical selection that we put together in honor of a holiday or special occasion, such as Lent/Easter, Mother's Day, etc. During the months of March and April 2021, we will be performing a beautiful 20-minute program for string quartet and soprano, featuring music of Bach and Handel. Our soprano soloist is Heather Dials, who we are ecstatic to be collaborating with. Whether you are observing Lent or Easter, or you simply love beautiful music, we hope that this program will bring you comfort and solace in what has been a difficult year for all. And if music for Lent/Easter is not your cup of tea, we only ask that you help spread the word of our serenade special to your friends who may be interested in this opportunity. 


We will be offering this program in driveways and backyards for $170, and at various churches for free. We will also be streaming at least one performance to accommodate those who are immunocompromised. If you would like to book us to perform in your driveway, or inquire about us playing at your church, please let us know ASAP.


For booking, please call 575-642-3727 or 828-449-9917 or email director@cameratadelsol.org 

More About Our Driveway Serenade Series

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. Throughout the summer and fall, Camerata performed dozens of serenades all across

our region, and we continue to play driveway serenades to this day.


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:

$50 for one musician

$80 for two musicians

$100 for three musicians

$120 for four musicians

$170 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 director@cameratadelsol.org 

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