Round Top Music Festival

Saturday, Jul 10, 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 - 2:35pm: Chamber Music Concert


Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (1975) 
Brett Deubner, viola
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat, Op. 18/6
Allegro con brio
Adagio ma non troppo
Scherzo: Allegro
La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi Allegro 
Tomas Cotik, violin
Christiano Rodrigues, violin
Brett Deubner, viola
Stephen Balderston, cello
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Location: Edythe Bates Old Chapel

3:30pm - 5:15pm: Chamber Music Concert


Septet for Winds and Strings in E-flat, Op. 20 (1800)
Adagio – Allegro con brio
Adagio cantabile
Tempo di menuetto
Tema con variazioni: Andante
Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace
Andante con moto alla marcia – Presto 
Jason Shafer, clarinet
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
Albert Suarez, horn
Tomas Cotik, violin
Brett Deubner, viola
Stephen Balderston, cello
Brett Shurtliffe, double bass
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)


Metarmophosen (1945)
Round Top String Ensemble
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

7:30pm - 9:15pm: Texas Festival Orchestra

Conductor - Michelle Merrill


Pavane, Op. 50 (1887) 
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 2 in D, K. 314 (1778)
Allegro Aperto
Adagio ma non troppo
Rondo: allegro 
Carol Wincenc, flute
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)


Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90
Allegro vivace
Andante con moto
Con moto moderato
Saltarello, presto 
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Location: Festival Concert Hall

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