How to describe the state of mind at the end of the 88 minutes long Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 when the soul wrenching outcries of doubt and despair, expressed through agonizing dissonances give way to a triumphal resolution. Unforgettable!
Christoph Campestrini at the head of the Texas Festival Orchestra was the formidable leader we know since he made his debuts at Round Top five years ago. Thank you Christoph!
We will remember the debuts of violinist Stefan Milenkovich as one of the top events of this season at Round Top. His collaboration with our Founder and Artistic Director, James Dick, in a performance of Claude Debussy’s Sonata, proved to be creative and faithful to the music, bringing a wide palette of colors and feelings. Kudos, also, to cellist Emilio Colon, flutist Carol Wincenc, violist Brett Deubner and harpist Paula Page who performed the Cello Sonata and the “Trio” Sonata.
I just left the Concert Hall where Maestro Michael Stern started the first rehearsal of Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony. Very promising. Two other works are on the program of Saturday June 30 (at 3:30 pm): Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ “The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan” and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Concerto for two percussionists and orchestra (A world premiere) with the Meehan/Perkins Duo.
At 1:30 pm, an Homage to Women Composers (Yuko Uebayashi, Joan Tower and Amy Beach) will bring together some members of our wonderful faculty along with Young Artists.
At 7:30 pm, Stefan Sanders will conduct three groups performing some rarely performed masterworks: Tibor Harsanyi’s Nonet, Christopher Rouse’s ‘Compline’ and an arrangement for 11 performers of Claude Debussy’s “Prelude a l’Apres-midi d’un Faune.”
On Sunday July 1 at 3:00 pm, we celebrate the Independence Day. The Texas Festival Orchestra conducted by Stefan Sanders will perform American music (Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, John Williams, Sousa and more) with pianist Eteri Andjaparidze.
Still a few seats left… Reserve online tickets or call 979-249-3129.