New Years Eve Dance at Turner Hall – December 31

The Wagon Aces return to the Turner Hall, 103 West Travis Street, to ring in the New Year.  Dance in 2012 on December 31, from 8:30 to 12:30 at Turner Hall.  Tickets go on sale December 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall located at 103 W Travis Street, Fredericksburg.  Tickets will be $15.00 per person.  Tickets will also be sold every Wednesday and Thursday thereafter from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the hall.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

Luckenbach Thanksgiving Dance – November 30

Slaid Cleaves will play at this year’s Thanksgiving show in Luckenbach Texas.

9 to 11 pm.  Admission $15 per person.  Tickets on sale online. Call (830) 997-3224 for more information.

Symphony of the Hills in Kerrville – October 3

The Symphony of the Hills will open its 2012-2013 season with “Bach to Rock” on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.

This concert is designed to display the musical versatility of the Symphony of the Hills, according to Dr. Jay Dunnahoo, Conductor and Artistic Director.

The repertoire consists of classical pieces by Bach, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, along with rock selections from “A Fifth of Beethoven” and the musical “Hair.”

The concert will begin with Brahms’ masterpiece “Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77,” performed by concertmaster, Long Zhou. Bach will be represented by the well-recognized “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major,” followed by Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien, op. 45,” a piece he wrote after a trip to Italy.

The concert includes “A Fifth of Beethoven,” a rocking treatment of a classic which became a surprise pop music hit in the 1970s and led to rock renditions of other classical pieces; and selections from “Hair,” the musical that stirred up the stage and American culture in 1968.

Guests are invited to a free pre-concert reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Wine will be provided by Kerrville Hills Winery.

Good seats remain at several pricing levels, and may be purchased online at www.symphonyofthehills.org, by calling the Symphony office at (830) 792-7469, or via Email: info@symphonyofthehills.org.

Upcoming concerts are: “Christmas Through the Ages” on December 6, 2012; “Pops Symphony” on January 12, 2013; “If the Schu Fits” on March 7, 2013; and the “Symphony’s Greatest Hits” on May 2, 2013.

Symphony of the Hills concerts are funded through season ticket sales, corporate and individual donations, grants and other assistance, and program advertising. Orchestra musicians come from the Hill Country area and include professionals, Schreiner University faculty, and advanced music students. The Symphony is committed to expanding the appreciation of symphonic music throughout the Texas Hill Country and in developing the musical talents of young people throughout the community.

Fredericksburg Music Club Presents Dr. Sabrina Adrian – May 15

The Fredericksburg Music Club presents Dr. Sabrina Adrian, who started her career as a church organist playing locally in Kerrville and San Antonio, Sunday at 3 pm at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano.

InSight Gallery to host San Antonio Opera performers Friday

InSight Gallery will host members of the San Antonio Opera this Friday, December 2 after the Community Christmas Parade – so stop by after the evening parade ends to hear a live performance at the gallery at 214 W. Main St. This event also coincides with the gallery’s Small Works Show featuring new works in smaller, perfect gift-giving sizes, which runs through December 31.

Sängerfest German Chorale Concert – September 21

Bringing more than 300 singers to Fredericksburg, this German chorale concert will feature eight different choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi and Fredericksburg. This year, the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will host the event, the 122nd Sängerfest of the Texanischer Gebirgssaengerbund, a tradition begun in 1881. For the festival, a commemorative “Festscrift” program will be printed. Event to be held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center, 306 W. San Antonio Street.

1 pm. Admission is free. Call 830-997-3936 for more information.

Music at St. Joseph’s – November 27

Mark Hierholzer presents his new series of concerts, Music at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street.  These concerts are held regularly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at historic St. Joseph’s Hall.  The music will be the original compositions and improvisations of Hierholzer.  The concert will also feature the works of other composers whose work is exemplified by clarity, hope, beauty and honesty.  This concert will feature dance movements of Johann Sebastian Bach from his French and English Suites.

7 pm.  Admission is by donation.

Luckenbach Hunters’ Ball – November 2

Celebrate hunting season in the world famous Luckenbach Dance Hall, on November 2 at 8 pm.

Luckenbach is about ten miles southeast of Fredericksburg, off FM 1376.

Here’s a map to Luckenbach, if you need it.

Pat’s Hall Grand Re-Opening Dance – July 28

Pat’s Hall will hold a grand re-opening dance featuring Billy Mata on Saturday, July 28 from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The historic dance hall in Fredericksburg once again has people dancing under its oak tree—estimated to be more than 350 years old. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call (830) 997-7574

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra Spring 2014 Concert II – May 17

The public is invited to attend the Spring Concert of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, 107 E. Lower Crabapple Rd, Fredericksburg.

The program is free and will include individual and group performances by musicians and students under the direction of Theresa Britt.

The Advanced Youth Ensemble will open the program followed by the FCO String Orchestra. FCO Suzuki Violin, Cello, and Viola students will then present their recital pieces.

The public is invited to stay and enjoy refreshments after the concert.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of string education in the Hill Country. The orchestra consists of community members of all ages. The mission of Fredericksburg Community Orchestras is to promote string education in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities.