News Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 3 to July 15, 2018

 

Round Top Music Festival Coming to Round Top, Texas, June 3 to July 15

 

 

Round Top, Texas - Over ninety young talented artists chosen from more than 500 applicants from all over the world will convene at the Round Top Music Festival in tiny Round Top, Texas (248 Jaster Road) on Sunday June 3 through Sunday July 15, 2018.

 

The 6-week concentrated course, supervised by its artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes and private lessons. Forty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants. Alums of the previous 47 years are to be around the world playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories.  Twelve of them are now teaching at Round Top.


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.
 
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 commemorate 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 eight 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, Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Ransom Wilson, Music Director of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.
 
Highlights of the repertoire include Richard Strauss’ Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel, P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, Claude Debussy’s Images and Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony.
 
Distinguished soloists will perform with the Texas Festival Orchestra: pianist James Dick (Edvard Grieg and Mozart), violinists Regis Pasquier (Sergei Prokofiev), Stefan Milenkovich (Aram Khatchaturian) and Joan Kwuon (Ernest Chausson, flutist Carol Wincenc and violist Brett Deubner.
 
Chamber music is well represented also in various combinations of instruments, which are showcases for faculty members. Young artists have opportunities to join them on stage.
 
Celebrated flutist Carol Wincenc has been given “Carte Blanche” on Saturday June 30 and will share the stage with her colleagues and young artists in a program designed by her (Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Hanson and Poulenc.)

 

Web: http://festivalhill.org, Phone: 979-249-3129

 


 

 


 

Media Contact: Alain G Declert

Email: alaind@festivalhill.org

Phone: 979-250-3815

Web: http://festivalhill.org 
 
Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Road, Round Top, Texas 78954

 

 

Short Version:

Round Top Music Festival Coming to Round Top, Texas, June 3 to July 15

Over ninety young talented artists chosen from more than 500 applicants from all over the world will convene at the Round Top Music Festival in tiny Round Top, Texas (248 Jaster Road) on Sunday, June 3 through Sunday, July 15, 2018.   The 6-week concentrated course, supervised by its artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes and private lessons. Forty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants. Alums of the previous 47 years are to be around the world playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories.  Twelve of them are now teaching at Round Top. Web: http://festivalhill.org, Phone: 979-249-3129

Media Contact: Alain G Declert Email: alaind@festivalhill.org Phone: 979-250-3815