|Thomas Burritt, Marimba in Concert on January 13, 2018|
Thomas Burritt will perform works for solo marimba at Festival Hill on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3 PM. He will be joined by pianist James Dick, the Institute's Founder and Artistic Director, to perform selected works for marimba and piano. Percussion students from the University of Texas Butler School of Music will provide accompaniment. Adult $25. Student $10. General seating.
Lunch will be available prior to the concert in the Menke House, by reservation only. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Purchase meal when you purchase concert tickets.
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|Note by Note - The Story of James Dick and Festival Hill|
"For more than 40 years, James Dick has been quietly building a renowned musical mecca in Central Texas." The article, Note by Note, in the November/December 2017 issue of the Alcalde, official publication of the Texas Exes, goes on to say, "the original six acres that Dick bought have slowly grown into over 200 verdant acres. And then, of course, is the pièce de résistance: A grand, 1,000-seat concert hall with a steepled ceiling...
"Dick, BM '63, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, was raised on a farm in Kansas... After graduating from UT in 1963, and spending two Fulbright Fellowships at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Dick was beginning his concert career in full, picking up international music awards along the way... 'But I'd always loved to teach,' Dick says, 'I thought maybe there will be someplace we can find where we can invite some pianists to......
|2017-2018 August-to-April Concert Series|
The 2017-2018 August-to-April Concert Series Events are listed below. Tickets are available online. Adult $25-$30. Student $10.
Lunch is available prior to the concert on January 13, 2018. A reception/buffet dinner follows the afternoon concert on April 14. All meals are "reservation only." Overnight accommodations are available on concert weekends. Call the office at 979-249-3129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a room.
- Thomas Burritt, Marimba and James Dick, Piano, Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:00 PM
Pre-concert lunch at 12:45 PM (by reservation only)
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