Closing Week of the Round Top Music Festival
Closing Week of the Round Top Music Festival
The closing week of the Round Top Music Festival features eight events, including three concerts this weekend. On Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm, Martin Fischer-Dieskau conducts the Texas Festival Orchestra in three works by Hector Berlioz. The Grammy-award winning mezzo-soprano, Sasha Cooke, joins the TFO in the performance of Les Nuits d'Ete (Summer Nights), Op. 81. Adult $40. Student $10.

This Saturday's afternoon concerts include the 2019 Percussion Section Showcase at 1:30 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. The annual event features young artists on various percussion instruments, playing pieces they have worked on with their Round Top faculty. Program to be announced. Adult $25. Student $10.

At 3:30 pm in the concert hall, RTFI faculty and young artists present a Chamber Music Concert of works by Johannes Brahms and Franz Paul Lachner. Featured faculty during of the mid-afternoon concert include Gretchen Pusch, flute; Jason Shafer, clarinet; Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon; Albert Suarez, horn; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano; Tomas Cotik, violin; Brett Deubner, viola; Stephen Balderston, cello; and Brett Shurtliffe, double bass. Adult $25. Student $10.

A special concert on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm in the concert hall will feature The Best of the 2019 Chamber Music Program. During the six weeks of the festival, students participate in coached chamber music groups. After intense competition, groups are selected by faculty to give a public performance on the last Friday evening of the festival. Program to be announced. Adult $25. Student $10.

Ticket Options: The Festival Institute offers a discounted Day Pass for concertgoers who want to attend all concerts this Saturday. Adult $70. Student $20.

Tickets and day passes are available online or by calling the office (979-249-3129). Tickets may be purchased at the door, subject to availability. We accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), checks and cash. General seating.

Weekday events (July 8-10) include two chamber music concerts and two master classes open to the public, free of charge.

Monday, July 8, 1:30 pm - Bassoon Master Class by Kristin Wolfe Jensen (Chapel) - underwritten by Larry and Susie Jackson

Tuesday, July 9, 1:30 pm - Clarinet Master Class by Jason Shafer (Chapel) - underwritten by Jad and Marion Stepp

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 pm - Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (Concert Hall)

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 pm - Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (Concert Hall)

Round Top Music Festival Online Calendar

We offer free admission to master classes as well as weekday Young Artists Chamber Music Concerts throughout the six weeks. (Note: The chamber music concert on the last Friday of Festival is a ticketed event.)

Part of our young artists' training includes public performance. Our students need an audience! Your attendance at master classes and concerts is essential to our students' educational experience.

      We salute our 49th Season Partner, The Burdine Johnson Foundation!


Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - Orchestral Concert
      Texas Festival Orchestra; Martin Fischer-Dieskau, conductor
      Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
        (Adult $40, Student $10)

View the 2019 Festival Program Book, available in the Festival Concert Hall. Programs are subject to change.

Concerts and master classes are held on the Festival Hill Campus at 248 Jaster Road, Round Top, Texas 78954.

For more information, please contact our office at 979-249-3129 or email