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ValentineValentine's Concert / Library Fundraiser

It's that time of year when love is in the air and the annual Valentine's Library Benefit Concert for Round Top Festival Institute is happening. This year it will be The Art of the American Song: A Tribute to Dick Smith.

Now accepting student applications for the Summer 2023 Round Top Music Festival!Now accepting student applications for the Summer 2023 Round Top Music Festival!

Six conductors for six weeks at Festival Hill, with a wide range of music for the modern orchestral musician!
Applications accepted through February 6, 2023. 

James Dick, Piano RecitalJames Dick, Piano Recital

Piano playing at its keenest and most stirring conveyance!
James Dick, Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute will perform on the Festival Concert Hall stage. He is hailed by audiences and connoisseurs as an outstanding artist able to enrapture listeners through the infinite colors he summons from the keyboard. The program will begin at 3:00 pm

Announcing new Interim Program DirectorAnnouncing new Interim Program Director

The James Dick Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Woodward as Interim Program Director of Round Top Festival Institute, with a one-year term running from August 1, 2022 to July 24, 2023. Alain Declert will, upon his semi-retirement, remain an advisor to the Festival Institute.

In this position Mr. Woodward will oversee the planning and implementation of the 2023 Round Top Music Festival and the 2023-24 August-April concert series.

“I am delighted that Joseph is joining us at Round Top Festival Institute,” says James Dick, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Institute. “He brings......

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