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A Day Honoring Women in the ArtsA Day Honoring Women in the Arts

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Round Top Festival Institute celebrates "A Day Honoring Women in the Arts." On the occasion of composer Joan Tower's 80th Birth Year Celebration, the honoree will be present at Festival Hill to participate in the activities. Her works will be featured in all concerts on the special day. The Institute presents conductor Michelle Merrill for the 7:30 PM concert. Flutist Carol Wincenc will perform during the 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM concerts.

Joan Tower is widely regarded as one of the most important American composers living today. During a career spanning more than 50 years, she has made lasting contributions to musical life in the United States as composer, performer, conductor, and educator. Biography

Michelle Merrill currently serves as the Associate Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Born in Dallas, Texas, Ms.......

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Free Young PersonsFree Young Persons' Concert at Festival Hill June 12

Make plans to attend the Young Persons' Concert in the Concert Hall at Festival Hill on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00 am. The annual event is open to the public free of charge, no reservations necessary. Concert Hall doors open at 10:00 am.

The Texas Festival Orchestra will perform the annual favorite, Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns, with Emilio Colón, conductor. James VanDemark narrates the delightful and amusing work. The program will conclude with a performance of Don Juan by Richard Strauss.

Round Top Festival Institute offers the free concert each year to make it possible for concert-goers of all ages and economic situations to enjoy a world-class orchestral performance. After the concert, the audience is invited to come on stage for a hands-on experience, interacting with the young artists and their instruments.

2018 Round Top Music Festival Announced in Musical America2018 Round Top Music Festival Announced in Musical America

The 2018 Round Top Music Festival was announced in a press release, penned by Round Top Festival Institute's Program Director Alain Declert, in the January issue of Musical America. The press release is reprinted below.

Ninety young talented artists chosen from more than 500 applicants from all over the world will convene at tiny Round Top, Texas on Sunday June 3 till Sunday July 15, 2018. The six-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its founder and artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes and private lessons. Forty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants. Alums of the previous 47 years are to be found at any corner of the planet playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories. Twelve of them are now teaching at Round Top!

Everyday visitors and music lovers can join and attend......

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Students To Arrive June 3 To Participate in Round Top Music FestivalStudents To Arrive June 3 To Participate in Round Top Music Festival

The young artists will arrive in Round Top on Sunday, June 3 to begin six weeks of intense training and performance. Forty faculty and seven conductors will work with the students in June and July. Opening concerts are scheduled for Saturday, June 9 with the Gala Finale on Saturday, July 14.

Ninety-one students from 24 states and 9 foreign countries will gather in Round Top to study and perform repertoire in the classical tradition. Public performances by the Texas Festival Orchestra and various chamber groups are scheduled every Saturday during the six weeks. The very popular Patriotic Concert is slated for Sunday, July 1. Children of all ages can enjoy......

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2018-2019 August-to-April Concert Series2018-2019 August-to-April Concert Series

The 2018-2019 August-to-April Concert Series Events are listed below. Tickets are available online. Adult $25-$40. Student $10-$20.

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

EVENTS:

   - Chamber Music Trio, Saturday, August 18, 2018, 3:00 PM
        Lunch at 12:45 PM (by reservation only)

   - Round Rock Symphony with James Dick, Piano, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3:00 PM

   - Moores School Concert Chorale, Saturday, October 13, 2018,......

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