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Benjamin Zander Conducts the Texas Festival Orchestra

  • 06 Jul 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Festival Hill Institute in Round Top

Benjamin ZanderConducts the Texas Festival Orchestra

This Saturday, July 6, 7:30 PM

Benjamin Zander conductor

For over 50 years, Benjamin Zander has lived his life as a conductor, master teacher and profound source of inspiration for audiences, students, professional musicians and others. This week, Maestro Zander will work with the young artists in residence in Round Top, preparing them for this weekend's orchestral concert and sharing with them his insight into Mahler and his Symphony No. 9.

The fifth week of the Round Top Music Festival features seven events, including three concerts this weekend. This Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm, Benjamin Zander debuts in Round Top to conduct the Texas Festival Orchestra in the performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9. Hailed as one of the foremost Mahler conductors of his time, Maestro Zander began conducting Mahler's symphonies in the 1970s. Multiple recordings have earned Grammy nominations and praise from the world's foremost musical minds. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Benjamin Zander conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in Round Top!! Adult $30. Student $10. Buy Tickets Now


The afternoon concerts this Saturday include Piano Galore! at 1:30 pm in the Edythe Bates Old Chapel. The annual event features young artists on piano, playing pieces they have worked on with their Round Top faculty. Program to be announced. Adult $25. Student $10. Buy Tickets Now


At 3:30 pm in the concert hall, RTFI faculty and young artists present a chamber music program of works by Gustav Mahler, Anton Bruckner and Antonín Dvořák. The last performance on the program, Dvořák's Serenade for Winds and Double Bass in d, will be conducted by Jason Thomas Aylward. Featured faculty during of the mid-afternoon concert include Andrew Parker, oboe; Jason Shafer, clarinet; Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon; Albert Suarez, horn; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano; Tomas Cotik, violin; Brett Deubner and Christiano Rodrigues, violas; Stephen Balderston, cello; and Brett Shurtliffe, double bass. Adult $25. Student $10. Buy Tickets Now

Day Pass is available for all three concerts at a reduced cost. Adult $60. Student $20. Buy Online or at the door at the 1:30 concert.


Tickets and passes may be purchased online or by calling 979-249-3129. Tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.

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