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Theatre Forum Hosts Opera Premiere at Festival Hill in NovemberTheatre Forum Hosts Opera Premiere at Festival Hill in November

Join Cervantes and Shakespeare fans along with thespians from around the country at Round Top Festival Institute from November 4-6 for the 19th Annual Theatre Forum, Golden Ages: The Theatre of England and Spain in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes. The three-day forum includes talks, performances, recitals, opera and more, plus an elegant dining experience.

A highlight of the weekend is the Saturday world premiere of the one-act comic opera, Two Cells in Sevilla. Written by father and son team Marec Béla Steffens and Walter Steffens, the opera's characters include Cervantes, his great colleague Tirso de Molina (creator of the Don Juan legend), and features a letter from their English contemporary William Shakespeare.

Overnight accommodations are available.

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UT Wind Ensemble Performs at Festival Hill November 19UT Wind Ensemble Performs at Festival Hill November 19

The University of Texas Wind Ensemble will perform at Round Top Festival Institute on Saturday, November 19, at 3:00 PM in the Festival Concert Hall. Conducted by Jerry Junkin, the ensemble has established itself as one of America's elite wind bands. Adult $25. Student $10.

James Dick, University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus (2009) and Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute will greet the audience and give a brief history of Festival Hill before welcoming the UT Wind Ensemble. Texas Exes are encouraged to wear their school colors and "turn the hall orange."

Enjoy lunch in the Menke House Dining Room at 12:45 PM. Menu includes Roast Beef au Jus, Jalapeno au Gratin Potatoes, Creamed Sweet Corn, Salad Bar, Homemade Yeast Rolls, Carrot Cake, Tea and Coffee. By reservation only.

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PraiSingers Perform at Festival Hill December 3PraiSingers Perform at Festival Hill December 3

A Christmas Celebration in Song at Festival Hill! PraiSingers, the popular choir from Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, directed by Dr. Bill Pearson, will present a Christmas holiday concert featuring over a dozen sacred and secular favorites. The 3:00 PM program on Saturday, December 3 includes several medleys, White Christmas, Silver Bells and Silent Night among others, and features several vocal soloists. Adult $25, Student $10.

The annual Open House at Festival Hill follows the concert. Join us in the Victorian-style Menke House for sweets and treats, visit with friends and revel in the spirit of season!

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Nutcracker Ballet at Festival Hill December 10Nutcracker Ballet at Festival Hill December 10

Round Top Festival Institute will once again present an encore performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This year's production celebrates the 9th annual performance danced by Ovation, a youth ballet company in residency at Dancers Workshop in Austin. The full length ballet will be one show only at the Festival Concert Hall in Round Top on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4 pm.

Tickets for the ballet are $40 Adult, $20 Student. Purchase tickets online or call the office at 979-249-3129. All seating is general admission. Call the office for reduced rates for groups of 20 or more, $35 Adult, $16 Student.

Don't miss this holiday favorite danced by children for children of any age! In the past, tickets have sold out before Thanksgiving.

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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-$40. Student $10-$20.

Lunch will be available prior to a few concerts and will be listed in the shopping cart if available. All meals are "reservation only." Overnight accommodations are available on concert weekends. Call the office at 979-249-3129 to reserve a room.

   - University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, Conductor, Saturday,
         November 19, 2016, 3:00 PM
         pre-concert lunch at 12:45 PM
   - PraiSingers Holiday Choral Concert, Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:00......

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