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Houston Brass Band Concert at Festival Hill

November 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houston Brass Band will return to the Festival Concert Hall stage at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 16. Led by Music Director Robert Walp, the band will perform a lively and entertaining program of British brass band music.

Mr. Walp will lead the HBB in Richard Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Bruckner’s final motet, and the finale to Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. John Parker, Houston Symphony Associate Principal Trumpet, will demonstrate his virtuosic talent in the Concerto for Trumpet by Oskar Boehme, newly arranged for the Houston Brass Band by Paul Wright. Rounding out the program will be Viennese favorites, including Pizzicato Polka, superbly arranged for brass band.

Houston Brass Band was formed as a casual ensemble in 2000 by several brass music enthusiasts who were inspired by the British film Brassed Off. In 2006 HBB asked Robert Walp to coach the cornet section. Mr. Walp, Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony, initially worked with the cornets, then with the entire ensemble. The group’s enthusiasm led to Mr. Walp becoming the Band’s first Music Director. Under Robert Walp’s expert direction, Houston Brass Band began a period of significant improvement, transforming it from a local community group to the professional-level organization you see and hear today.

Bring your family and friends to hear the gorgeous sound of the Houston Brass Band in the wonderful acoustics of the Festival Concert Hall.

Adult $25, Student $10. General seating. Tickets may be bought online at www.festivalhill.org, by calling the Institute office at 979-249-3129, or at the door. Tickets will be held at will call on the west side of the concert hall. Doors open at 2:00 PM.

A reservation-only buffet lunch will be served before the concert at 12:45 pm in the Menke House Dining Hall, $24 plus tax. Chef’s Choice Menu includes entree, salad bar, vegetable, bread, dessert, iced tea and coffee. Purchase lunches in advance when you buy your concert tickets.

Overnight accommodations are available. Call the office or email reservations@festivalhill.org.

Round Top Festival Institute is located on Texas Highway 237, one-half mile north of Round Top, Texas at Jaster Road. Physical address is 248 Jaster Road, Round Top, Texas.


November 16, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Rd
Round Top, TX 78954 United States
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