Round Top Music Festival
Jun 09, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
A staple for almost 50 years for music lovers. 90+ 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 6-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes, private lessons. Everyday visitors and music lovers can join and attend rehearsals, master classes and/or performances at the beautifully crafted and acoustically peerless Festival Concert Hall or at the more intimate Edythe Bates Old chapel. The 240-acre campus offers shaded picnic areas, herb gardens and ... free parking. In 2018, the Round Top Music Festival celebrates the 80th birth year of the leading female American composer Joan Tower on Saturday June 23 (chamber music and orchestral works) and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death (orchestral works on Saturday July 7, chamber music on Saturday July 14) and Leonard Bernstein’s birth (Sunday July 1.) The Texas Festival Orchestra, body of the Young Artists will present 8 programs. Six of them on Saturdays at 7:30 pm, one free specifically designed for toddlers and teenagers on Tuesday June 12 at 11:00 am and the “Patriotic Concert” on Sunday July 1 at 3:00 pm. The orchestra rehearses every weekday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. Rehearsals are open and free to the public.
The 2018 roster of conductors includes Israeli born Yaniv Dinur, assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Serbian Vladimir Kulenovic, Music Director of the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Dallas born Michelle Merrill, assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Maltese born Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Chief Conductor with Philharmonie Sudwestfalen in Germany and Principal Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Texas born Carl St. Clair.
Round Top, TX 78954