Welcome to the  Georgetown Festival of the Arts XIII 
May 27 - June 4, 2017


EVENTS​   



Saturday, May 27

1:00 pm

Symposium I
Palace Theater


Ellsworth Peterson
    Elgar's Noble Englishness

Kirsten Peterson
   Vaughan Williams' 
              Pastoral  Englishness

6:30 pm

Reception for Donors
Grace Episcopal Church
Fellowship Hall

8:00 pm

Opening Concert
Grace Episcopal Church

Lynn Parr Mock, soprano
Tara Emerson, piano
Hai Zheng, cello
Toby Blumenthal, piano
Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano
David Polley, organ
Jessica Mathaes, violin
               
     Songs from 7 Lieder 
            by Edward Elgar
    
     Six Studies in English Folksong
            by Ralph Vaughan Williams

     A Charm of Lullabies
            by Benjamin Britten

    Three Preludes Founded on Welsh
                 Hymn Tunes
            by Ralph Vaughan Williams

     Sonata for Violin and Piano
                 in E minor, Op. 82 
            by Edward Elgar
    
   
Sunday, May 28
 
4:00 pm

Round Rock Symphony Concert
Alma Thomas Theater
Sarofim School of Music
Southwestern University
 
Steven Brennfleck, tenor
Jacek Muzyk, horn
Stefan Sanders, conductor
                 
     English Folk Song Suite
            by Ralph Vaughan Williams

     Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
            by Benjamin Britten

      Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
            by Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Enigma Variations
            by Edward Elgar
    ​   

Thursday, June 1

2:00 pm

Symposium II

Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
Sarifun School of Music
Southwestern University

Vicki Pierce Stroeher:

Britten's Uneasy Englishness

Ellsworth Peterson, Kirsten Peterson,
Vicki Pierce Stroeher, and Kevin Salfen:

 A Panel Discussion:  
Why do these composers
                               "sound English?"

    
   
Friday, June 2

10:00 am

Symposium III

Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
Sarofim School of Music
Southwestern University

Kevin Salfen and Ellsworth Peterson
                 
 Producing  Britten’s
               Church Parable Curlew River

​2:00 pm

Film Showing
City Lights Theatre
 
Britten’s Curlew River
                 
Showing of a film created at Southwestern University
and broadcast on PBS in 1985

This event is free of charge.



Saturday, June 3

10:30 am

Salon Concert
Caldwell Carvey Foyer
Southwestern University

Bruce Cain, baritone
Tara Emerson, piano
Hai Zheng, cello
Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
Virginia Dupuy, mezzosoprano
Steven Brennfleck, tenor
               

     Songs of Travel   
                   by Ralph Vaughan Williams
      Salut d’amour , Op.12 

                   by Edward Elgar
      Sea Pictures, Op. 37 

                   by Elgar
      Canticle I : My beloved is mine 

                   by Benjamin Britten
      Sonata for Cello and Piano , Op. 65 

                  by Britten
    
   
3:00 pm

Master Class for Singers
Caldwell Carvey Foyer
Southwestern University

This event is free of charge

Taught by Virginia Dupuy


Students:
Lily Chilek, soprano
Kevin Bryant, tenor



8:00 pm

Concert in the Park    

Gazebo, San Gabriel  Park                                                                                                                                                
    Music by


the Georgetown High School
String Quartet 


and

The Georgetown Fire Department’s
​Pipes and Drums
              

followed by a display of fireworks


This event is free of charge and is
supported in part by a grant from the
City of Georgetown
Arts and Culture Board



   
Sunday, June 4
 
3:15 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture
Lois Perkins Chapel
Southwestern University
 
Ellsworth Peterson

     Motets, Mystics and Saint Nicolas
 

4:00 pm

Choral and Organ Concert
Lois Perkins Chapel
Southwestern University
 
Bruce Cain, baritone
Steven Brennfleck, tenor
John C. Schmidt, organ
The San Gabriel Chorale
Festival Chamber Orchestra
Kenneth Sheppard, conductor 
         

     Three Motets
           by Edward Elgar
      Five Mystical Songs
           by Ralph Vaughan Williams
       Saint Nicolas
            by BenjaminBritten