In the Press

News in Print featuring the 2017 Round Top Music Festival, Festival Hill Gardens, and more...

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   "The concertmaster for the opening orchestral concert was Kurt Munstedt, a completely engaging and passionate spokesman for classical music and for the program at the Round Top Music Festival...."
   "Flutist Sarah Shin is a vibrant performer, teacher, and collaborator. She received her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and received her MM from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Jacobs..."

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   "Thomas English, a bassoonist from Indiana, drove from Chicago to Round Top, arriving the day before the first rehearsals. He is studying at Juilliard, completing his master’s degree...."
   "Antonia Chandler is a Master of Music candidate at the Yale School of Music, studying horn performance with William Purvis. Originally from Seattle Washington, Antonia received a Bachelor..."

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   "Jason Aylward is an in-demand freelance musician and clinician throughout the midwest. He has performed with the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra, the Detroit Chamber Winds, the..."
   "The Round Top Festival Institute will be celebrating its 47th season this summer. Over the years the Institute has maintained a close connection to friends and family here in the..."

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   "Practice makes perfect, but for musicians who have received the opportunity to participate in the Round Top Music Festival, they have the chance to take it even farther. The 47th annual event is held..."

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   "Recently, I had an opportunity to see the positive effects of the arts firsthand in another bucolic setting [referring to Aspen, Colorado]. My older son, Harrison, who is a classical musician, is..."
   "The Gardens of Festival Hill are still one of the best-kept secrets in Texas, but the awareness continues to grow. Festival Hill in Round Top is a destination, and there is something for everyone,..."

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   The Texas State Senate issued Proclamation No. 24 in July 2017, recognizing Round Top Festival Institute, and honoring its founder and artistic director, James Dick, "for helping to shape the cultural landscape of the Lone Star State." The proclamation, signed by State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst, was presented on July 15 in the Festival Concert Hall prior to the Saturday afternoon concert.