Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 2

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Festival Concert Hall at the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas

Tune in Wednesday at 9 pm for the second part of our visit to Texas and last summer’s Round Top Festival. Founded in 1971 by pianist James Dick, the Round Top Festival provides students with an intensive six-week course of coachings, masterclasses and rehearsals on a beautiful 210-acre campus between Houston and Austin. Students at Round Top give 30 concerts each summer in the 1,000-seat Festival Concert Hall.

Last summer, members of the Texas Festival Orchestra performed beloved works from the classical canon, including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the Overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Austrian conductor Christian Arming. We'll hear both works, along with talented, young chamber musicians playing Fauré’s Piano Quintet No. 1.

Program Playlist:

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Texas Festival Orchestra; Christian Arming, conductor

Fauré: Piano Quintet No. 1, op. 89
Andrew Bravo and Tobias Elser, violin; Timothy McDuff, viola; Bree Ahern, cello; Wesley Ducote, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, op. 67, III. Scherzo, IV. Finale
Texas Festival Orchestra; Vladimir Kulenovich, conductor

Recorded live at the 2015 Round Top Festival

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