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Martin and Meliton Piano Duo Comes to Festival Hill April 8Martin and Meliton Piano Duo Comes to Festival Hill April 8

Returning to the Festival Concert Hall stage on Saturday, April 8 at 3:00 PM, Spanish-born duo pianists Elena Martin and Jose Meliton have been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most compelling talents of their generation. Performing Spanish two-piano music, their "playing in perfect synchronization and with hypnotic poetry has gained them international recognition. Adult $25, Student $10.


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Curator and Local Historian Finds Treasures in Institute LibraryCurator and Local Historian Finds Treasures in Institute Library

There are always treasures coming into the Round Top Festival Institute Library as gifts and donations. An example of what can be discovered is what was found in the recent acquisition of books and papers from the Estate of Dennis and Delia Sacks, given to the Institute Library by Round Top native Maxine Weinert.

Forty-one books in the collection have been catalogued by Pat Johnson, Associate Curator and Assistant Librarian. They are a wonderful example of what was being used in early rural life in Fayette County. A textbook in the collection titled New School Algebra published in 1898 was still in use in 1920 by John Banik, Sophie Neese in 1921 and Delia Weber in 1924. All are recognizable Round Top family surnames.

Johnson took notice of the signatures inside the books and added descriptions to her cataloging. Many books still had their official "Texas Book Label" for the Round Top School.

The real treasure to Ms. Johnson was the 1898 copy of......

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Advertise in our 2017 Program BookAdvertise in our 2017 Program Book

Round Top Festival Institute is offering advertising space on the center pages of its annual Program Book. Full page color ad is $1,500; 1/2 page color ad is $900. Advertise your business or show support for the Institute, now in it's 47th Season.

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Registration for Poetry at Round Top Is OpenRegistration for Poetry at Round Top Is Open

Registration for Poetry at Round Top is open. Three days--April 21-23--featuring the nation's most exciting and prominent poets...presenting talks, readings, workshops, manuscript consultations and conversations on craft.

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Round Top Music Festival Tickets Available Online - First Concert June 10Round Top Music Festival Tickets Available Online - First Concert June 10

Tickets for the Round Top Music Festival are available online on the Events Calendar. Adult ticket prices range from $25 to $45. The Festival Saturday Events Pass allows the holder to attend all concerts on all six Saturdays of the Summer Music Festival at a reduced rate. The Day Pass allows the holder to attend all concerts on a particular Saturday at a discount. Tickets for the Patriotic Concert on Sunday, July 2 are sold separately. Group rates are available. For more information, please email info@festivalhill.org or call the office at 979-249-3129.

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2016-2017 August-to-April Concert Series2016-2017 August-to-April Concert Series

The 2016-2017 August-to-April Concert Series Upcoming Events are listed below. Tickets are available online. Adult $25. Student $10.

Overnight accommodations are available on concert weekends. Call the office at 979-249-3129 or send email to reservations@festivalhill.org to reserve a room.

EVENTS:
   - Elena Martin and Jose Meliton Piano Duo, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 3:00 PM


For more information, please contact our office at 979-249-3129.

TCA Holds Rural Arts Roundtable at Round Top Festival InstituteTCA Holds Rural Arts Roundtable at Round Top Festival Institute

On December 1, the Texas Commission on the Arts convened representatives of rural arts organizations to discuss the challenges, resources, and opportunities that come up in counties with populations under 50,000 people. The roundtable was funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant that was provided to bring stakeholders together to meet on a specific topic.

Held at the Round Top Festival Institute, the meeting was moderated by TCA Commissioner Mila Gibson of Sweetwater. 19 additional representatives from 15 arts organizations attended, as well as Paco Valentin (standing in photo on the left), State Director of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development......

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