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Festival Institute Announces Dedication of the New Bybee Library on March 24Festival Institute Announces Dedication of the New Bybee Library on March 24

The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Library and Study Center at Round Top Festival Institute will be dedicated on Saturday, March 24. This newest addition to the Institute's Library and Museum Collections is located on the second and third floors of the Festival Concert Hall. Join us for the dedication ceremony in the Concert Hall at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception and tours of the new library. Open House is from 2 pm to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. We kindly request an RSVP to rsvp@festivalhill.org or call the office at 979-249-3129 by March 20.

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James Dick, Solo Piano Concert at Festival Hill April 14, 2018James Dick, Solo Piano Concert at Festival Hill April 14, 2018

James Dick will once again marvel his audience with a stunning performance on the Festival Concert Hall stage with works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev. 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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Spring Giving Day Campaign Slated for April 17Spring Giving Day Campaign Slated for April 17

Round Top Festival Institute will launch its annual spring 24-hour fundraising challenge on Tuesday, April 17. The goal of the Spring Giving Day Campaign is to raise $30,000 to help fund the 2018 Scholarship Fund.

On April 17, every donor will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three great prizes! Tickets to the Opening and Closing Orchestral Concerts and the Patriotic Concert will be given away. Donations may be given online, by phone, or by mailing a check.

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Poetry at Round Top Registration is OpenPoetry at Round Top Registration is Open

Registration for Poetry at Round Top is open. The event, now in its 17th year, will occur on April 20-22 on the beautiful and inspiring Festival Hill campus.

Featured poets include Naomi Shihab Nye, Coleman Barks, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Roger Reeves, Javier Zamora, Emmy Pérez, Carrie Fountain, Kurt Heinzelman and Liz Garton Scanlon.

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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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