Event Calendar For July 2018

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Festival Hill's 48th Round Top Music Festival
June 9th - July 14th
90+ young talented artists chosen from more than 500 applicants from all over the world will convene at tiny Round Top, Texas on Sunday June 3 till Sunday July 15, 2018. The 6-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its artistic director, James Dick, includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes, private lessons. Forty faculty members and six conductors will mentor the participants. Alums of the previous 47 years are to be found at any corner of the planet playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories.  Twelve 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 240-acre campus offers shaded picnic areas, herb gardens and ... free parking.
In 2018, the Round Top Music Festival celebrates the 80th birth year of the leading female American composer Joan Tower on Saturday June 23 (chamber music and orchestral works) and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy s death (orchestral works on Saturday July 7, chamber music on Saturday July 14) and Leonard Bernstein s birth (Sunday July 1.)
Joan Tower has accepted our invitation and will be present.

The Texas Festival Orchestra, body of the Young Artists will present 8 programs. Six of them on Saturdays at 7:30 pm, one free specifically designed for toddlers and teenagers on Tuesday June 12 at 11:00 am and the Patriotic Concert on Sunday July 1 at 3:00 pm. The orchestra rehearses every weekday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. Rehearsals are open and free to the public.
The 2018 roster of conductors includes Israeli born Yaniv Dinur, assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Serbian Vladimir Kulenovic, Music Director of the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Dallas born Michelle Merrill, assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Maltese born Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Chief Conductor with Philharmonie Sudwestfalen in Germany and Principal Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Texas born Carl St. Clair, Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Ransom Wilson, Music Director of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights of the repertoire include Richard Strauss Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel, P.I. Tchaikovsky s Sixth Symphony, Bela Bartok s Concerto for Orchestra, Anton Bruckner s Fourth Symphony, Claude Debussy s Images and Sergei Prokofiev s Fifth Symphony.

Distinguished soloists will perform with the Texas Festival Orchestra: pianist James Dick (Edvard Grieg and Mozart), violinists Regis Pasquier (Sergei Prokofiev), Stefan Milenkovich (Aram Khatchaturian) and Joan Kwuon (Ernest Chausson), flutist Carol Wincenc and violist Brett Deubner.

Chamber music is well represented also in various combinations of instruments, which are showcases for faculty members. Young artists have opportunities to join them on stage. Among others, let us mention Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari s Sinfonia da Camera for 11 performers (June 16), Joan Tower s Black Topaz for piano and 6 instruments (June 23), Lou Harrison s Concerto for Violin and Percussion with violinist Tomas Cotik (June 30), John Musto s Divertimento for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, percussion and piano (July 7) and the rarely performed concerto for violin, piano and Strings by a 14 years old Felix Mendelssohn with violinist Christiano Rodrigues and pianist Bernadene Blaha (July 7).

Celebrated flutist Carol Wincenc has been given Carte Blanche on Saturday June 30 and will share the stage with her colleagues and young artists in a program designed by her (Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Hanson and Poulenc.)

Complete schedule is available at http://festivalhill.org/calendar/festival.php

All concerts are audio recorded and presented to Performance Today Show , America's most popular classical music radio program; the show is broadcast on 292 public radio stations across the country and reaches approximately 1.4 million listeners each week. In 2017, our concerts have been on the program 18 times!

A total of 41 events within 6 weeks.

Concerts are also video recorded and can be found on YouTube. More than one million views so far!

Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX. 78954
979-249-3129

Round Top 4th of July Parade
Wednsday, July 4th

Round Top's 168th 4th of July Parade

Wednesday,  July 4th

 

Make plans to attend the longest running 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi River on Wednesday , July 4th in Round Top!! 

(1851-2017)

 

All parade floats will begin at the Round Top Rifle Hall at 10:30 AM and make their way through town...enjoy live music, great food and amazing 4th of July floats created by area residents and local businesses!

 

BBQ lunch at the Round Top Rifle Hall at 11:30 AM.

 

Make sure to arrive in town early and claim your spot along the parade route!

 

All parade floats travel through Round Top 

 

10:00 AM - Speeches on Town Square

10:30 AM - Cannon is fired and parade starts

11:30 AM - BBQ lunch at the Round Top Rifle Hall

 

Boneless beef, pork and sausage bbq, cold refreshments, biergarten, cake walk, games for kids, music by the Round Top Brass Band and raffle...all at the Round Top Rifle Hall!

 

Only 950 tickets will be sold for the raffle event

 

Purchase your raffle tickets at Round Top State Bank, Round Top Mercantile or from any RTRA Member 

Town of Round Top and Rifle Hall
10:00am
710 FM 1457, Round Top, TX. 78954
281-788-3278

The Stone Cellar 4th of July Celebration
Wednsday, July 4th
Picnic on The Stone Cellar Porch
Attention: Cellar Dwellers

Time to start making your 4th of July plans!
Start making your plans now to join the 4th of July party at The Stone Cellar. This year marks the 168th consecutive year of the R.T. parade. The fun begins at 8 am; we'll be selling homemade breakfast tacos, pastries, champagne, mimosas & more! Get here early to get a prime viewing table while listening to music provided The Bandits (one of the areas hottest bands. This year we will also be recognizing some of our wounded military vets and providing them with a meal and refreshments thanks to several generous donors! So load up the family and head on out for a day of fun in Round Top.
PS: The kitchen will be closed for pizzas but we will have a good old fashion picnic (free will donation) after the parade! Please remember to get here early because Hwy 237 will be blocked off at approximately 9:30 for the parade!!!






The Stone Cellar Pub & Pizzeria
8:00am
281-851-6779

Zapp Hall Music Fest
July 6th & 7th
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Zapp Hall

Round Top Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturday, July 7
Farmers Market on the Town Square

RT Town Square
9:00-12:00
Round Top, Texas 78954

Business After Hours Social
Wedneday, July 11th

Humble Donkey Studio
4:00 - 6:00
Henkel Square

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's Summer Class
Friday, July 13

The University of Texas Camp Shakespeare at Winedale will celebrate its 18th summer season with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This pirited ensemble comprised of 12-16 year-olds will delight everyone.

Admission $10 * Children 10 and under free.
For tickets and reservations, please email Doc Ayres at jayres@cvctx.com.

Henkel Square Market And Henkel Hall Event Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
201 N. Live Oak, Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Round Top Music Festival - The Best of the 2018 Chamber Music Program
Friday, July 13
The Round Top Music Festival closes this week with Chamber and Orchestral Concerts on July 13 and 14. Performers include the young artists* in residence, who comprise the Texas Festival Orchestra, and their prominent faculty. Over the six-week period, eight renowned conductors will have lead the orchestra, a different conductor each week.

A special concert on Friday, July 13, will feature The Best of the 2018 Chamber Music Program. Background: during the six weeks of the festival, students participate in coached chamber groups. After intense competition, groups are selected by faculty to give a public performance on the last Friday evening of the festival. Program to be announced. Adult $25. Student $10.
Tickets are available online or by calling the office (979-249-3129). Tickets may be purchased at the door. We accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), checks and cash.


Round Top Festival Institute | Festival Concert Hall
7:30pm
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX. 78954
979-249-3129
see below

Camp Shakespeare Presents: The Winter's Tale
7/13 - 7/15
Camp Shakespeare Presents: The Winter's Tale


The Winter's Tale will be performed by actors in Camp Shakespeare beginning:

**Thursday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m., at the Crystal Theater in Gonzales, Tx.

**The Friday, July 14, event is a Gala cocktail-dinner-performance in Henkel Hall, Round Top, TX. beginning at 5:00 p.m. 

**The final performance is at Winedale on Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m.

 

Admission for the Gonzales performance is free-will donation.

Admission to the Friday evening gala is $50.00 per person.  Tables for 8 are

 $500.00. This is a gala. fund-raising, cocktail-dinner-performance in the beautiful,

 air-conditioned, Henkel Hall, with a catered dinner by Bistro 108 of La Grange.


 Proceeds from the event will be placed in the growing endowment to benefit
Camp Shakespeare.  Dress is summer country casual. 

Seating for the Friday evening gala is limited to 200 so play-goers are urged to make reservations early.


Admission to the Saturday performance is $10.00 per person.  Children under 12, free.

All reservations should be addressed to jayres@cvctx.com. 




Round Top Area Historical Society Museum
Saturday, July 14th
Did you know?
1851  Round Top has the distinction of having the oldest continuous July 4th Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi.

To learn more about Round Top history take our Round Top History Quiz at Rtahs.com

The Round Top Area Historical Society Museum
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
399 E. Mill St, Round Top, TX. (located behind Post Office)
979-249-5058
Free

Round Top Music Festival - 2018 Percussion Section Showcase
Saturday, July 14


Round Top Festival Institute | Festival Concert Hall
1:30 PM - 2:40 PM
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX. 78954
979-249-3129
See website

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's Summer Class
Friday, July 14

The University of Texas Camp Shakespeare at Winedale will celebrate its 18th summer season with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This pirited ensemble comprised of 12-16 year-olds will delight everyone.

Admission $10 * Children 10 and under free.
For tickets and reservations, please email Doc Ayres at jayres@cvctx.com.

Shakespeare at Winedale
1:00 pm
3738 FM 2714 , Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Round Top Music Festival - Homage to Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Saturday, July 14




Round Top Festival Institute | Festival Concert Hall
3:30 PM - 5:15
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX. 78954
979-249-3129
See website

Bastille Day Wine Dinner
Sat, July 14th
Come in and celebrate Bastille Day with a wonderful Three Course Meal.
Reservations Required as seating is limited.

Lulu s
7:00 pm
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top TX
832-493-0085
$85.00

Round Top Music Festival - Texas Festival Orchestra
Saturday, July 14
The Round Top Music Festival closes tonight with the Texas Festival  Orchestral Concert on July 13 and 14. Performers include the young artists* in residence, who comprise the Texas Festival Orchestra, and their prominent faculty. Over the six-week period, eight renowned conductors will have lead the orchestra, a different conductor each week.

Round Top Festival Institute | Festival Concert Hall
7:30pm
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX. 78954
979-249-3129
see below

Love's Labour's Lost performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's Summer Class
Thu, July 19, 2018
Love s Labour s Lost: Self-denial is fashionable in the Kingdom of Navarre, when the young King persuades three of his courtiers to swear off all pleasures in favor of serious study. But soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on diplomatic "and romantic "business. The young courtiers prove prospective lovers, with the help of several local heart-led rustics (including a Spanish knight and a country clown).  Every kind of sport ensues, from rhetorical combat to mistaken identities. One of Shakespeare's wittiest and most charming comedies, Love s Labour's Lost has long been a Winedale favorite.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.


Winedale Historical Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Farmers Market
Saturday, July 21st
Farmers Market on the Town Square

RT Town Square
9:00-12:00
Round Top, Texas 78954

Love's Labour's Lost performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's Summer Class
Sat, July 21, 2018
Love s Labour s Lost: Self-denial is fashionable in the Kingdom of Navarre, when the young King persuades three of his courtiers to swear off all pleasures in favor of serious study. But soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on diplomatic "and romantic "business. The young courtiers prove prospective lovers, with the help of several local heart-led rustics (including a Spanish knight and a country clown).  Every kind of sport ensues, from rhetorical combat to mistaken identities. One of Shakespeare's wittiest and most charming comedies, Love s Labour's Lost has long been a Winedale favorite.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

All's Well performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Sat, July 21, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
2:00 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

All's Well performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Sun, July 22, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
7:30pm
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Love's Labour's Lost performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC Fayette Cty Night
Thu, July 26, 2018
Love s Labour s Lost: Self-denial is fashionable in the Kingdom of Navarre, when the young King persuades three of his courtiers to swear off all pleasures in favor of serious study. But soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on diplomatic "and romantic "business. The young courtiers prove prospective lovers, with the help of several local heart-led rustics (including a Spanish knight and a country clown).  Every kind of sport ensues, from rhetorical combat to mistaken identities. One of Shakespeare's wittiest and most charming comedies, Love s Labour's Lost has long been a Winedale favorite.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Since tonight is Fayette County night, Fayette Country residents can purchase tickets for $4. After the performance, there will be a raffle for door prizes. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Arden performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Fri, July 27, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff.  Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

All's Well performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Sat, July 28, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
2:00 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Love's Labour's Lost performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Sun, July 29, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
2:00 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00

Arden performed by Shakespeare at Winedale's SC
Sun July 29, 2018

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff.  Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

Winedale Historical Center
7:30 PM-9:45 PM
3738 FM 2714 Round Top, Texas 78954
(512) 471-4726
$10.00