Round Top Music Festival

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 1:30pm

Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Road
Round Top, TX 78954


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Thirty-seven young talented artists chosen from more than 350 applicants from all over the world will convene at tiny Round Top, Texas on Sunday June 6 till Sunday July 18, 2021 for the 50th Round Top Music Festival. The 6-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its Founder and Artistic Director James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes, and private lessons. Thirty-four faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants.

Alumni of the previous 49 years are to be found at any corner of the planet playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories. Fourteen of them are now teaching at Round Top!

Everyday, visitors and music lovers can join and attend rehearsals, master classes and/or performances at the beautifully crafted and acoustically peerless Festival Concert Hall or at the more intimate Edythe Bates Old Chapel. The 210-acre campus offers shaded picnic areas and free parking.


1:30pm - 2:40pm: Chamber Music Concert


Sonata for oboe and piano (1962)
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
James Dick, piano
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)
Roger Myers, viola
*Forrest Howell, piano
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 141a (1915)
Alexa Still, flute
Christiano Rodrigues, violin
Roger Myers, viola
Max Reger (1873-1916)

Location: Edythe Bates Old Chapel

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Chamber Music Concert


Sextet in E-flat, Op. 71 (1796)
Adagio - Allegro
Menuetto, quasi Allgretto
Rondo (Allegro) 
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet I
Young Artist, clarinet II
Drew Pattison, bassoon I
Young Artist, bassoon II
Maura McCune, horn I
Young Artist, horn II
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)


Octet in F, D. 803 (1824)
Adagio – Allegro
Allegro vivace – Trio – Allegro vivace
Menuetto. Allegretto
Andante molto – Allegro 
Christiano Rodrigues, violin I
Young Artist, violin II
Roger Myers, viola
Jesus Castro-Balbi, cello
James VanDemark, double bass
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
Drew Pattison, bassoon
Maura McCune, horn
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

7:30pm - 9:30pm: Texas Festival Orchestra

Conductor - Christian Arming


Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, Op. 61 (1806)
Allegro ma non troppo
Rondo. Allegro 
Regis Pasquier, violin
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)


Symphony No. 104 in D, H1-104 (1795)
Adagio – Allegro
Menuetto and Trio: Allegro
Finale: Spiritoso 
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Location: Festival Concert Hall

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