As arts seasons draw to a close in May and June, musicians and audiences look forward to summer festivals. Locally we'll enjoy the Cactus Pear Music Festival, and Mozart Festival Texas, this July and August, along with the new "Q" chamber music series.
You don't have to look far though, for more great classical music programming this summer. This weekend in Round Rock, Project Trio teaches and performs as part of a Texas tour. Project Trio is Greg Pattillo, (beatbox) flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, who push the boundaries of chamber music with a mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. The trio has rave reviews for enthusiastic audiences of all ages in concert halls, clubs, and classrooms around the world.
- More on their tour can be found here: http://www.flootfire.com/Home/
San Antonio native cellist and Sphinx Prize winner Christine Lamprea solos Saturday night in Houston as part of Symphony Summer Nights with the Houston Symphony. Lamprea studied with Ken Freudigman, played in YOSA, and recently graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston.
- More information online here: http://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/production/detail?id=5474
Also, the 43rd annual Round Top International Music Festival is already into their third week, and has Mahler's Seventh Symphony, an homage to Francis Poulenc and chamber music with Carol Wincenc!
- Find out about all the concerts in Round Top this summer season online at http://www.festivalhill.org/