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FESTIVAL DATES


Fire and Ice in Georgetown

Wednesday,
June 1,

through

Sunday,
June 5, 2016


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Georgetown Festival
of the Arts


P.O. Box 846
Georgetown, TX 78627

Tel 512.639.0433

E-mail info@gtownfestival.org



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     Schedule as of May 23, 2016

     Please note that all events, artists and lecturers are subject to change

     Links to Festival Events by Day

 
 
 
   
 
 

Festival 2016: Fire and Ice in Georgetown


The Lives and Music

of Edvard Grieg, Jan Sibelius, Carl Nielsen

and other Nordic Composers



Celebrating the Twelfth Year

of the

Georgetown Festival of the Arts


June 1-5, 2016



Schedule of Events
 
Wednesday, June 1
 
  6:30 p.m.

  Reception for Donors to meet the artists
  Parish Hall, Grace Episcopal Church
   
  8:00 p.m.

  Opening Concert
  Grace Episcopal Church
   
  David Polley, organ
  Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano
  Lynn Parr Mock soprano
  Dale Dietert, piano
  Gregory Allen, piano
  Hai Zheng, cello
  Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano
   
  Jan Sibelius - Intrada for Organ
  Jan Sibelius - Four Songs, from Op. 36
  Carl Nielsen - Suite for Piano, Op. 45
  Three Songs by Swedish composers
  Edvard Grieg - Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36
   
Thursday, June 2
 
 
2:00 p.m.


  Symposium I
  Palace Theatre
   
  Laurel Butler Lawshae, lecturer and performer on the Hardanger Fiddle
    The Hardanger Fiddle in Norwegian Folk Music
   
  Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Bob Horick
      A Conversation about Grieg's Piano Music
   
             
 
8:00 p.m.


  Piano Recital
  Alma Thomas Theatre
  Southwestern University
   
  Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
 
  Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite
  Edvard Grieg - Sonata in E Minor, Op. 7
  Anton Rubinstein - Six Etudes, Op. 23
   
Friday, June 3
 
  10:00 a.m.

  Symposium II
  Jones Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts
  Southwestern University
                   
  Paul Gaffney
    Some Words about Ibsen's Peer Gynt
   
  Ryan Ross
    Sibelius and Nielsen: A Comparison
   
   
  2:00 p.m.

  Film

  City Lights Theatre (A free event)
   
  Peer Gynt, A 1941 university student film adaptation of Ibsen's play
  featuring the 17-year-old Charlton Heston in the title role
   
        Screen Shot Charlton Heston as Peer Gynt
   
  8:00 p.m.

  Orchestral Concert
  Alma Thomas Theatre, Sarofim School of Fine Arts
  Southwestern University
   
  Jason Kwak, piano
  The Round Rock Symphony
  Stefan Sanders, Conductor
   
   
  Carl Nielsen - Helios Overture
     
  Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
     
  Jan Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43
   
 
Saturday, June 4
 
  10:00 a.m.

 
  Salon Concert  
  Jones Theatre in the Round, Sarofim School of Fine Arts  
  Southwestern University  
     
 
       Virginia Dupuy, mezzosoprano
       Bruce Cain, baritone
       Hai Zheng, cello
       Jessica Mathaes, violin
       Toby Blumenthal, piano
       Dale Dietert, piano
     
   
    Jan Sibelius - Three Songs from Op. 50
                         - Theme and Variations for Solo Cello
   
     Edvard Grieg - Haugtussa, a Song Cycle  
   
     Grieg, Selim Palmgren and Christian Sinding - Piano music  
     
     Carl Nielsen - Sonata No.2 for violin and piano
   
     
   
     
  8:00 p.m.

 
  Concert in the Park (No charge for this event)  
  Gazebo, San Gabriel Park  
     
  Georgetown High School Music Ensembles  
    Mary Powers, conductor
    Justin Smith, band director
    Joey Lowrance, chorus director
     
  The concert will be followed by a display of fireworks.
   
   
Sunday, June 5  
   
   
  4:00 p.m.

 
  Choral Finale  
  Lois Perkins Chapel, Southwestern University  
             
     
    Paul Gaffney, narrator
    Lynn Par Mock, soprano
    Bruce Cain, baritone
    David Polley, organ  
    San Gabriel Chorale
    Kenneth Sheppard, Conductor
     
   
  Edvard Grieg - Ave maris stella  
                        - Four Psalms  
     
    The San Gabriel Chorale  
    Kenneth Sheppard, conductor  
     
  Scandianavian composers- Organ music
 
 
 
    David Polley, organ  
     
  Lars-Erik Larsson - God in Disguise
 
    The San Gabriel Chorale  
    Kenneth Sheppard, conductor  
     
     
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