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Boots & Roots at Rockbox – March 21 to April 26

April 17th, 2014 by Jeff

If there is one thing that is entirely and completely American, it’s country music. Rockbox‘s talented performers will don their finest in country attire and give a two-hour review of the songs that have completely defined the genre. Tickets available online.

Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 4:30 and 8 pm. Youth $17; adults $32 – $42 per person. Call 830-997-7625 for more information.

“The Highwaymen” Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater – April 2 and 3

April 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Known as “The Country Supergroup”, the Highwaymen made an incredible impact on music not only as individuals but as a combined force as well.  Join us as we host this tribute to Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.  Tickets available by phone or online.

Showtime is 7:30 pm.  $37-$47 per person. 109 North Llano. 830-997-7625

Van Der Stucken Music Festival – March 29

March 26th, 2014 by Jeff

Music fans are invited to help celebrate the life and music of Fredericksburg native son Frank Van der Stucken at the Van der Stucken Festival this Saturday, Mar 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX. The event is free and open to the public.

The Van der Stucken Festival was established in 1991 by Friends of Van der Stucken to increase appreciation for the life and work of Fredericksburg native composer Frank Van der Stucken. This will be the first year that the nonprofit Fredericksburg Community Orchestras (FCO) presents the festival. This year’s program will introduce the first Van der Stucken Composition Contest. The winner of this nationwide competition will be announced at the festival and the winning composition will be premiered by an ensemble of FCO.

Also on the program:
Hermann Sons Mixed Choir and the Arion Men’s Choir, led by Mark Hierholzer

Soprano, Brynn Bowyer singing Ave Maria by Franz Schubert; Du bist die ruh by Franz Schubert; and Gedenken-Vergessen by Frank van der Stucken, Op. 17, No. 7.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, directed by Theresa Britt
-Incantations by David Hinds
-Tango D’Amour by Susan Day
-Vistas de Mexico by Ken Keuning II. Cancione de Amor, III. Fiesta
-Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst I. Prelude II. Air. III. Dance

Traditionally the evening concludes with the audience joining in singing Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God).

Refreshments will be served following the performances.

The Van der Stucken Festival is supported with contributions from the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, Monterrey Iron & Metal Works, and Jack Vexler, whose wife, Bette, is a direct descendant of Frank Van der Stucken.

Information at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com.

Annual Spring Fling at Chisholm Trail Winery – March 22

March 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Celebrate Spring at Chisholm Trail Winery, 2367 Usener Road (9 miles west of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290), with fine wine, wood fired gourmet pizza! Call 830-990-2675 for more details.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Christine Gage, French Vocalist – March 16

March 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Harpsichord, cello, violin and flute.  Christine Albert’s French grandmother lived in Paris and her mother was a born in Switzerland, so she was surrounded by the French language and culture throughout her childhood.  Throughout her career, she has continued to move naturally and gracefully between music genres.  At the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano.

3 pm.  By donation.

Auslander Spring Music Festival – March 7-15

March 7th, 2014 by Jeff

Enjoy music every night during this annual Spring Music Fest at The Auslander Restaurant, 323 E. Main. Please call 830/997-7714 for more information.

Austin Baroque Orchestra & Coro Settecento present “Haydn-Go-Seek” – March 9

March 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

Join Austin’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus as they present the timeless music of Joseph Haydn, including his Symphony no. 30 (“Alleluja”), the Missa Sancti Nicolai and the charming Organ Concerto in D major – all using replicas of Classic-era instruments. At the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 306 West San Antonio.

4 to 6 pm. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 512-912-6827 for more information.

“Pianorama” at Pat’s Hall – February 22

February 18th, 2014 by Jeff

PIANORAMA IS BACK!

Pat’s Hall is pleased to announce that Pianorama is returning on February 22.

They’ll have Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Danny Levin and Red Young, all who performed at last year’s Pianorama.

This year, Earl Poole Ball will be joining the group. Earl was a member of Johnny Cash’s Band, and has also worked with Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, Freddie Hart, Wynn Stewart, Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Along the way, he has acquired the nickname of “Mr. Honky Tonk Piano.” The talent on the stage will be quite incredible. Just talk to anyone who was at the show last year.

This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music Programs. Food will be available for purchase, as well as a beer and wine cash bar.

They’ll set up the hall as they did last year, reserving tables/seats with ticket purchase. Tickets sold at the door are for general admission (non-reserved) seats. The sooner you order your tickets, the better seats you’ll have!

Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7 pm. $25 per person in advance for reserved seats or $30 at the door for general admission. Call 830-997-7574 for more information.

Kirsten Yon concert presented by Fredericksburg Music Club – February 16

February 15th, 2014 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Music Club originated in 1937 as a small study club in a private home and has now emerged into a music organization of international reputation.  Kirsten Yon–an acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician–will present a violin concert .

3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 1800 N. Llano in Fredericksburg. Donations are welcome. For details, call 830-997-5413.

Fredericksburg Chorale’s “Dialogues & Dances” – February 8

February 7th, 2014 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Chorale will perform new vocal and instrumental music, poetry and showcase art by Chorale and community members during this special event, Dialogues & Dances – to be held this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Outdoors in the courtyard at the Hill Country University Center weather permitting or inside in case of inclement weather.

Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested.

Bottled water will be provided. Admission is by donation. For details, call 830-997-6869.