Thursday, June 9, 2011

Round Top International Music Festival begins 40th season

Today (Thursday June 9th) marks the start of Round Top Summer Music Festival with a masterclass by James VanDemark.
James Dick and TPR's John Clare
The Institute's Round Top Music Festival offers six weeks of intensive training for young talented musicians seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber music and solo repertoire are included in this intensive six-week program.
As the 95 young artists arrive this summer, they will be joined by a highly-regarded faculty, international conductors and guest artists from around the world.
This year's faculty includes familiar faces (JoAnn Falletta, Pascal Verrot, Christoph Campestrini, Gregory Vajda, etc.) along with new faces like Indonesia's Adrian Prabava, who will make his US debut at Festival Hill.

A look at Round Top International Music Festival:

Here is an interview with founder James Dick:

Host John Clare with Christoph Campestrini

This summer, orchestral programs will include celebrations of the bicentennial of Franz Liszt and the centennial of Gustav Mahler. They will also give the world premiere of a work by a member of their faculty, conductor/composer Gregory Vajda. Chamber music programs will feature a unique, staged version of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat.

Texas Festival Orchestra
3:00 PM - June 18, 25 and July 2, 9
7:30 PM - June 11 and July 16

Chamber Music
1:30 PM - June 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16
3:00 PM - June 11 and July 16
7:30 PM - June 18, 25 and July 2, 9

Young Persons' Concert
11:00 AM - Tuesday, June 15 (Free Concert!)

Patriotic Concert
3:00 PM - Saturday, July 3 (Free Blue Bell after the show!)

Master Classes and Young Artist Chamber Music Concerts
Occur weekly and are subject to change. Check the detailed listing for updates.

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