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date: 25 September 2020

Round Top, International Festival-Institute atlocked

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Summer festival held in the small town of Round Top, Texas. It was founded in 1971 by the pianist James Dick. About 100 musicians, all on full scholarships, come to Round Top each June and July to study and perform with faculty such as Martin Lovett, Pascal Verrot, Christopher Hogwood and the Dorian Wind Quintet. In addition to a 1200-seat concert hall featuring the woodwork of local artisans, the 200-acre festival grounds comprise a recording studio and a number of restored historic buildings. Among the works that have been commissioned for the festival are three large-scale pieces for piano and orchestra celebrating Hindu philosophy by Malcolm Hawkins, Chinary Ung and Dan Welcher....

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