Fredericksburg Music Club presents Guidonian Trombone Quartet – Tonight!

Fredericksburg Music Club hosts monthly classical concerts and October’s concert will be at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Street, and begins at 3 pm. Hailed by the New York Times for their “expertly played” performances displaying “meaty lower brass textures,” the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet is New York City’s leading modern trombone collective. They have performed and premiered works at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Master Class Series as well as Le Poisson Rouge, The Stone, The Juilliard School, Galapagos Art. By donation.

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.

Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Concert – December 8

Tickets are now on sale for the Fredericksburg’s Canto Chamber Choir’s 10th annual Christmas Concert to benefit The Good Samaritan Center on Monday, Dec. 9. The concert will be held at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and available at four locations around Fredericksburg, including The Good Samaritan Center, Grasshopper and Wild Honey, Memorial Presbyterian Church and Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. For tickets by phone, persons can call The Good Samaritan Center at 830-990-8651.

10th Roots Music season Kickoff May 28 with bluegrass in Fredericksburg

The Saltgrass Band will be one of three acts providing the bluegrass/newgrass sound at the opening concert of the 2011 Roots Music Series on Saturday, May 28 at Fredericksburg’s Pioneer Museum. Information at www.pioneermuseum.net.

The 10th season of the Roots Music concert series at the Pioneer Museum will feature top musical acts, many performing for the first time in Fredericksburg. The kickoff concert is a night of bluegrass and newgrass on Saturday, May 28, with Tennessee Valley Authority, Sugar Bayou, and the Saltgrass Band.

The award-winning Tennessee Valley Authority Bluegrass Band has headlined music festivals across America, performing with Bill Monroe, Johnny Gimble, Flaco Jimenez and Junior Brown.

Sugar Bayou plays eclectic acoustic music that includes folk, swingy bluesy jazz, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun, South American, and a touch of Texas rockin’ country.

The Saltgrass Band has performed their deep roots, traditional bluegrass sound through the South for three decades.

The evening concludes with the more traditional bluegrass sound of The Saltgrass Band. This five-piece group’s repertoire includes deep roots and bluegrass gospel.

Upcoming genres include Americana in June, Cajun/Zydeco Night in July, Blues in August, a Roots “Remix” in September, and an added indoor concert for October. Acts will include The Trishas, Shawn Nelson, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, Cedryl Ballou, Lightnin’ Malcolm, and Harry and the Hightones. (Detailed schedule at www.pioneermuseum.net)

At every concert, the Longhorn Street Cafe is serving up grilled-to-order rib-eye steak or thick cut pork chop, twice baked potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and peach cobbler. Serving begins at 5 p.m., with music underway from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can purchase wine, beer, sodas, and water.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam Street. Parking is free, and guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.

Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. A $2 discount is available for advance online ticket sales or web page printout at www.pioneermuseum.net.

Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society. For information: 830-997-2835.

Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus present “A Cantata by Any Other Name . . .” – March 15

Austin’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus presents a program of sacred and secular baroque music including J. S. Bach’s Jesu, der du meine Seele, Charpentier’s regal Te Deum, and works by Buxtethude, Galuppi and Jerusalem performed on replicas of instruments from the 18th century. To be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 306 West San Antonio.

Informal pre-concert talk begins at 3:30 pm; concert from 4 to 6 pm. Donations gratefully accepted. (512) 912-6827

Rockbox Christmas Christmas – Nov. 19 to Dec. 26

The Rockbox Christmas Show lights up your holiday with the regular professional cast of entertainers performing the best-loved songs of the season and Christmas hits from your favorite decade.

With weekly shows throughout the year as TripAdvisor’s #1 rated Attraction in Texas, Rockbox turns Christmas top to bottom with weekly Christmas showtimes, November 19 – December 26.

New this year…weekly Guest Artists join the Christmas cast to add to the fun.

You can add Rockbox Tickets when you make your reservation online.  Just add a note to tell us what show you would like to attend.

2012 Roots Music Schedule

2012 Roots Music Series
Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas
Effective Feb 1, 2012
Get ready for a brand new season of Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country!
Created and hosted by the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.

2012 Dates and Genres
May 19 – Jazz Night
June 23 – Swing Night
July 28 – Multi-Culture Night
Aug 18 – R&B/Blues Night
Sept 22 – American Decades Night

• All concerts take place on Saturdays 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
• Gates open at 5 p.m.
• Museum exhibits remain open for Roots guests until 7 p.m.
(For up-to-date details check: www.pioneermuseum.net/roots-music)

Description:
A series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting.

Venue:
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg.
Entrance is on Milam Street.

Admission:
Admission is $12. Kids under 18 are free.
Special! $2 off for advance online tickets, or bring web page printout to gate for $2 discount.

Other Information:
During the outdoor concert, guests can purchase a meal and refreshments of wine, beer, sodas, and water. Free parking.

Proceeds Benefit:
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society

Contact:
Pioneer Museum
Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624
830-997-2835 – FAX 830-997-3891
www.pioneermuseum.net •Email: info@pioneermuseum.net

For media info and access:
Email phil@fullhouseproductions.net

Roots Music Series “Doo-Wop Sock-Hop Night” – June 1

A series of four outdoor, eclectic concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Come tour the museum buildings, enjoy a meal with beer, wine or beverages for sale and bring the whole family! Performing will be The Moonlites, Men in Black and the New Buddy Holly Band.

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm. $12 at the gate or $10 with online pre-purchase or printed $2 coupon. Kids under 18 are free