Just like we have a Franco American Vocal Academy teaching opera in Elgin, we have an international center for performance and learning of chamber music in Round Top, at an about 1h30 drive from Austin, heading towards Houston: the Round Top Festival Institute, named after the festival taking place in that wonderful location every summer.
The first master class took place today, the first shows will take place this week-end and the festival will go on until July 12th.
As I wrote in French Morning, its programmation is headed by a French, Alain Declert, who celebrated its 30 years with the institution last year and selects numerous French musical works for the festival.
You can find this year’s repertoire on the institute’s website. I added the weekend shows featuring French composers in the French in Austin’s calendar. If you follow the link, you’ll see French “Fête de la musique” on June 21st will be well celebrated in Round Top!