Summer Encore: A Return to Round Top
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Round Top Festival Institute is an intensive six-week course of coachings, masterclasses and rehearsals held on a beautiful 210-acre campus between Houston and Austin. Students at Round Top give up to 30 concerts each summer in the 1,000-seat Festival Concert Hall.
These concert recordings feature sparkling orchestral and chamber music readings from emerging artists, including a string quartet by Dmitri Shostakovitch, and a recent work for brass octet by Anthony Plog. To start off the show, flutist Ransom Wilson took up his baton to conduct the Round Top Festival strings in a work by Edward Elgar.
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
— Round Top Festival Strings; Ransom Wilson, conductor.
Anthony Plog: Music for Brass Octet
— Round Top Festival Brass.
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
— Round Top Festival String Quartet.
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
— Round Top Festival Orchestra; Christoph Camprestini, conductor.