Martin Fischer-Dieskau Conducts the Texas Festival Orchestra
This Saturday, July 13, 7:30 PM
Over the years, Martin Fischer-Dieskau has conducted nearly 100 orchestras. This week, the maestro is in Round Top, working with the young artists to perform an all-Berlioz program on Saturday evening when he makes his debut on the Festival Concert Hall stage, conducting the Texas Festival Orchestra.
Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness”. Ms. Cooke is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music. She will make an appearance on the Festival Concert Hall stage this weekend.
The closing week of the Round Top Music Festival features eight events, including three concerts this weekend. On Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm, Martin Fischer-Dieskau conducts the Texas Festival Orchestra in three works by Hector Berlioz. The acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Sasha Cooke, joins the TFO in the performance of Les Nuits d'Ete (Summer Nights), Op. 81. Adult $40. Student $10. Buy Tickets Now
This Saturday's afternoon concerts include the 2019 Percussion Section Showcase at 1:30 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. The annual event features young artists on various percussion instruments, 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 Concert of works by Johannes Brahms and Franz Paul Lachner. Featured faculty during the mid-afternoon concert include Gretchen Pusch, flute; Jason Shafer, clarinet; Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon; Albert Suarez, horn; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano; Tomas Cotik, violin; Brett Deubner, viola; 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 $70. 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.
Other Events This Week
These weekday events (July 8-10) are free and open to the public.
Monday, July 8, 1:30 PM - Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Bassoon Master Class (Chapel)
Tuesday, July 9, 1:30 PM - Jason Shafer, Clarinet Master Class (Chapel)
Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 PM - Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (Concert Hall)
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 PM - Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (Concert Hall)
A special concert on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm in the concert hall will feature The Best of the 2019 Chamber Music Program. During the six weeks of the festival, students participate in coached chamber music groups. After intense competition, groups are selected by faculty to give a public performance on the last Friday evening of the festival. Program to be announced. Adult $25. Student $10.
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