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7 of the Best Shows You’ll Love at the Round Top Music Festival

October 25th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Round Top Music Festival

Deep in the heart of Texas, there is a music festival that draws in world-class performers and audiences from all over. For six weeks, the Round Top Music Festival is home to some of the most prolific musical talent from around the world. And, in a state full of country music and blues, this hidden gem makes hay in the little town of Round Top, TX with some of the most iconic classical pieces. Whether you’re a classical music aficionado or classical music novice, there is something for everyone.

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The Best of the Round Top Music Festival

Every summer in the town of Round Top, TX, the Round Top Music Festival features some of the best young musical talent from all around the world as a part of the Round Top Musical Institute. Beginning in June, the concert series lasts six weeks with performances of enduring composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, and more. So, which are the performances not to miss? Here’s our 7 best.

  1. Festival Opening | Conductor: Linus Lerner

Trio for Strings No. 3 in G, Op. 9/1 (1798) | Ludwig van Beethoven

Septet in E-flat, Op. 65 (1880) | Camille Saint-Saens

Grand Septet for Winds, Double bass and Piano in B-flat, Op. 79a (1849) | George Onslow

Come out for the opening performance of the Round Top Music Festival! Conductor Linus Lerner invites you to enjoy the sound of Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Onslow in the debut of this year’s Round Top Music Festival.


  1. Festival Opening | Conductor: Perry So

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C, Op. 56 (1803-04) | Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 27 (1907-08) | Sergei Rachmaninoff

If you can’t make it to the first opening performance, don’t worry! The festival kicks off with a double-header performance. You’ll be moved by the sounds of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.


  1. Second Performance | Conductor: Linus Lerner

Requiem (1874) | Giuseppe Verdi

Enjoy the classic Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi as conducted by Line Lerner. This famous requiem was written in honor of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist. It has been one of the most widely performed requiems since it was composed.


  1. Third Performance | Conductor: Ransom Wilson

Alborada del Gracioso (1918-19) | Maurice Ravel

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G (1931) | Maurice Ravel

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D “Left hand piano concerto” (1931) | Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe – Second Suite (1912) |  Maurice Ravel

Come out to this performance to hear and feel the prowess of Maurice Ravel in four different pieces. From piano concerto to full orchestral instrumentation, you’ll enjoy the whole performance!


  1. Fourth Performance | Conductor: Yaniv Dinur

La Gazza Ladra Overture (1817) | Gioacchino Rossini

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, Op. 77 (1879) | Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 9 in e, Op. 95, “From the New World” (1893) | Antonín Dvořák

In this performance, you’ll be moved by the violin concerto of Brahms, march to the overture by Rossini, and sway to the movement of Dvořák.


  1. Fifth Performance | Conductor: Vladimir Kulenovic

Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (1995) Joseph Schwantner

Manfred Symphony in b, Op. 58 (1885) P.I. Tchaikovsky

Come here both new and old in this performance. From the recent contributions from Schwatner to the timeless masterclass that Tchaikovsky governs, you’ll be on the edge of your seat the whole time!


  1. Sixth Performance | Conductor: Christian Arming

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in e, Op. 11 (1830) | Frederic Chopin

La Valse (1919-20) | Maurice Ravel

Bolero (1928) | Maurice Ravel

This is the final performance of the Round Top Music Festival and you don’t want to miss it! Round Top Music Institute’s founder, James Dick, performs in Chopin’s piano concerto for the finale!


Just Minutes Away from the Best Place to Stay

The Round Top Music Festival is just down the road from the best place to stay in the area, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. The cozy bed and breakfast offers the best rooms and amenities. So, check out our rooms and availability! Do you need more ideas to fill your time around the Round Top Music Festival? Then download our free Vacation Guide today!

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