Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 1

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Festival Concert Hall at the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas

Tune in on Friday at 4 pm as The Young Artists Showcase travels deep into the heart of Texas to showcase orchestral and chamber music performances at the Round Top Festival from last summer.

Founded in 1971 by pianist James Dick, the festival annually provides about 100 students with an intensive six-week course of coachings, masterclasses and rehearsals on its 210-acre campus midway between Houston and Austin, Texas. Additionally, students perform about 30 concerts in the festival's 1,000-seat concert hall during their time at Round Top.

This program captures performances of the resident Texas Festival Orchestra playing Paul Dukas's famous tone poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice under Polish conductor Mariusz Smolij and the timeless Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. The Piano Quintet in G Minor by Dmitri Shostakovich closes the hour.

Program Playlist:

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Texas Festival Orchestra; Mariusz Smolij, conductor

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Texas Festival String Ensemble; Linus Lerner, conductor

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 57
Tristan Siegel, violin; Emma Powell, violin; Hannah LaGassey, viola; Sonja Kraus, cello; Maria Wietrzynska, piano

Recorded live at the 2015 Round Top Festival

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