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James Dick, Piano Recital at Festival Hill March 14, 2020James Dick, Piano Recital at Festival Hill March 14, 2020

James Dick will once again marvel his audience with a stunning performance on the Festival Concert Hall stage on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM. An official Steinway artist and the Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute, Mr. Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class. Adult $30. Student $10.

After the concert, spend an evening with James Dick and friends at an elegant reception and buffet dinner, starting at 6:00 PM in the Menke House Parlours. By reservation only.

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Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by April 1Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by April 1

FESTIVAL HILL at 50, The History of Round Top Festival Institute is being readied for publication. Here is your chance to be included at the beginning of the book as it's sponsor.

Be a part of the history of Festival Hill!  For your contribution of $1,000 toward the book's publication, you will receive a special boxed edition of FESTIVAL HILL at 50, by Carl Cunningham; hardcover 200+ page book with dust jacket, full color; clamshell, cloth-covered box; portfolio with limited edition gicleé print, signed by artist Linda Tibolla; available this summer. By being a sponsor of this historic book, you will be listed in the book's opening pages, forever linking your name to the history of this great institution. You must purchase by April 1, 2020 to be listed as a sponsor.

Act now!! Deadline for inclusion in the book is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Houston's most famous arts writer, Carl Cunningham, has been......

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Register Now for the Annual Herbal ForumRegister Now for the Annual Herbal Forum

Register now for the 25th Annual Herbal Forum. Scheduled for March 20 & 21, the forum will focus on Mexican Marigold. Presenters include Susan Belsinger, Gayle Engels, Linda Franzo, Billi Parus, Autumn Schulze and Tina Marie Wilcox.

The two-day annual plant sale and gift shop will be open.

Four workshops are being offered on Friday, March 20, starting at 1:00 pm and again at 3:30 pm. Forum registration is required.

Click here to view Herbal Forum brochure.

Register online or call the Institute office at 979-249-3129.

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Register Now for Poetry at Round TopRegister Now for Poetry at Round Top

Register now for the 19th Annual Poetry at Round Top. The annual event will be held on the Festival Hill campus April 24-26, 2020. Featured Poets include Mark Doty, Allison Joseph, Alicia Ostriker, ire'ne lara silva, Mary Szybist, Edward Vidaurre and Jenny Xie. Musical Program by Dr. Adrian Ruiz. Workshop leaders also include Naomi Shihab Nye, Sasha West and Lauren Berry.

The Schedule of Events for the three-day weekend is posted on the Poetry at Round Top website. A limited number of workshops and manuscript consultations are still available.

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Festival Hill Turns 50 This YearFestival Hill Turns 50 This Year

Below is a reprint of a news article, "Festival Hill Turns 50 This Year," written by H.H. Howze, published in the Fayette County Record, La Grange, Texas on January 10, 2020.

Fayette County Record News Article

Festival Hill in Round Top turns 50 years old this year, but founder James Dick says that when he began his signature project, "I never ever thought about a 50th anniversary."

His main thought, he said Tuesday after lunch at the Menke House dining room, "was to have a place to teach in the summer." The young prodigy had finished studying in Europe and was starting his concert career.

He had students back home in Hutchinson, Kansas when he was 15 years old and again when he was a piano student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Another thing he never dreamt about was the number of graduates of......

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50th Anniversary Gala - A Golden Jubilee of Music - April 18, 202050th Anniversary Gala - A Golden Jubilee of Music - April 18, 2020

Save the Date for Round Top Festival Institute's 50th Anniversary Gala, slated for Saturday, April 18, 2020 on the Festival Hill campus. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of excellence in art education and music while we set the stage for the future of Round Top Festival Institute.

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2019-2020 August-to-April Concert Series Closes March 142019-2020 August-to-April Concert Series Closes March 14

The 2019-2020 August-to-April Concert Series closes March 14, 2020 with the James Dick Piano Recital. Tickets are available online or by calling the Institute office at 979-249-3129. Adult $30. Student $10.

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


   - James Dick, Piano Recital, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3:00 PM, Concert Hall
        Reception at 5:30 PM followed by Dinner (by reservation only)

For more information, please contact our office at 979-249-3129 or email info@festivalhill.org.


Round Top Festival Institute, the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and scholarship programs. This notice is published pursuant to IRS Revenue Procedure 2019-22.