Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by June 1
Festival Hill at 50 - Special Edition - Reserve by June 1
FESTIVAL HILL at 50, The History of Round Top Festival Institute is being readied for publication. Here is your chance to be included at the beginning of the book as it's sponsor.

Be a part of the history of Festival Hill!  For your contribution of $1,000 toward the book's publication, you will receive a special boxed edition of FESTIVAL HILL at 50, by Carl Cunningham; hardcover 200+ page book with dust jacket, full color; clamshell, cloth-covered box; portfolio with limited edition giclée print, signed by artist Linda Tibolla; available this summer. By being a sponsor of this historic book, you will be listed in the book's opening pages, forever linking your name to the history of this great institution. You must purchase by June 1, 2020 to be listed as a sponsor.

Act now!! Deadline for inclusion in the book has been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020.

Houston's most famous arts writer, Carl Cunningham, has been writing the history of Festival Hill to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this fabled place. The stunning, 200+ page book filled with colorful and historic images will appear this summer.

     Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.

     Since 1971, with the help of its patrons and friends, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has also created a unique 210-acre campus "Festival Hill" containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, Round Top Festival Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study.


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The creators of the book, FESTIVAL HILL at 50, The History of Round Top Festival Institute:

A dedicated staff at Festival Hill, led by Pat Johnson, has been working diligently to collect historic images and stories to make sure the rich history of this wonderful institution is preserved forever.

Carl Cunningham is a famed Houston performing arts critic and writer. He has been with Festival Hill from its beginning fifty years ago. For the past two years he has dedicated his time to writing the history of Festival Hill, from its humble beginnings to the international acclaim it enjoys today. Mr. Cunningham has written the histories of other major arts institutions, including the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera.

Herring Press, an international graphic design firm based in Houston, is designing and producing the book. The firm collaborated with Mr. Cunningham in the publication of the histories of the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera, and has produced major works on Texas Children's Hospital, Santa Fe and Historic Galveston.

Linda Tibolla is producing a wonderful watercolor impression of Festival Hill's Concert Hall that will be reproduced in a Limited Edition of Fine Art Gicleé prints to be included in the Special Edition. Linda Tibolla is famous for her detailed style of watercolor. She has practiced her art form in a small whaling village on Long Island, the mountains of Utah, the unique Sonoran Desert, the coastal plains of east Texas, and now the peaceful, rolling hills surrounding Round Top.

Ready to be a part of History?  Reserve your Special Edition now and save a place for your name in FESTIVAL HILL at 50.