Saturday January 30, 2021
Thomas Burritt, Marimba
with special guest, James Dick, piano
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Thomas Burritt, Marimba
Marimba at Its Finest!

On Saturday, January 30, Thomas Burritt will perform works for solo marimba on the Festival Concert Hall stage. He will be joined by pianist James Dick, the Institute's Founder and Artistic Director, for a select piece. The program will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 4:30 pm with no intermission. Repertoire.

Dr. Burritt is Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as percussion faculty at Round Top Festival Institute each summer since 2004.

Adult $25. Student $10. All tickets must be purchased in advance online. No tickets will be sold over the phone as the office is closed during the pandemic. No ticket sales at the door. Due to COVID-related restrictions, a limited number of tickets is available. Buy your tickets early. Tickets are non-refundable. All sales final.

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Please print your confirmation email and bring it with you to the concert. Printed tickets will not be issued. Doors open one hour prior to the concert at 2 PM.

We want everyone to stay safe and healthy! We are following strict guidelines issued by the Fayette County Judge's Office and Emergency Management Coordinator. Please wear a mask and keep a social distance of at least six feet from others at all times. Sanitation stations will be available. Restrooms will be monitored and cleaned during the concert.


Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Thomas Burritt received degrees from Ithaca College School of Music (BM – Education and Performance), Kent State University (MM), and Northwestern University (DMA). Active in the creation and performance of new music for percussion, Burritt has built a reputation in chamber music as a percussion soloist and a concert marimbist. He has performed regularly at the Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Seminar and was a featured faculty performer at the 2007 and 2009 Zeltsman Marimba Festival. In April 2004 Burritt performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as member of the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble. Later the same year the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble released a CD on the Innova label featuring works by Steven Mackey, Zhou Long, Alvin Singleton, Alex Shapiro, Joseph Harchanko and Belinda Reynolds. As Percussion Soloist, Burritt has been active performing percussion concertos by Steve Mackey, Joseph Schwantner, Michael Dougherty, David Maslanka, John Mackey, and James MacMillan. Burritt has recorded for guitarist Eric Johnson and recording artist David Byrne. Burritt's first solo CD recording: "All Times Identical – New American Music for Marimba" was released in November 2006. His latest solo marimba recording "Groundlines" is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rdio and Spotify. In 2009, Burritt was nominated for a Grammy for his performances on "Conspirare in Concert," distributed world-wide on the harmonia mundi label. In the spring of 2012, Burritt was cited as being one of "The most influential Music Professors on Twitter." He is currently Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and is a clinician/endorser for Majestic and Mapex Concert Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, beetle percussion and Grover Pro Percussion.

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Suite No. 3 in C for cello (transcribed by Leigh Howard Stevens ands edited by Dominik Sackmann)
Bourrée I / II
J.S. Bach
Strands (2008)
Belinda L. Reynolds
Holding Water (2013)
Emma Logan
(b. 1990)
Danse Macabre (1874) (arr. and adapted by Adelaide Ferriere)
with James Dick, piano
Camille Saint-Saëns
Variations on 'Porgy and Bess' (1935) (arr. Eric Sammut)
George Gershwin