DSC_1980A concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank Van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, guest speaker Larry Wolz and presenting the winner of the Van der Stucken composition contest.  At historic St. Joseph’s Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. Wine and cake will be served following the concert to celebrate the 158th birthday of Frank Van der Stucken.

Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and will be available to answer questions during the reception following the program.

Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858, led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.

For information, call (806) 549-2483.

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

Tenors Donald Braswell, William Chapman and Timothy Birt will present a romantic concert sponsored by The Fredericksburg Music Club.

At the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano.

3 pm.  By donation.

Enjoy this mid-winter concert featuring new compositions and texts by area composers and poets including M. Hierholzer, J. Kraus, H. Myrick, A. Corbyn and M. Jumes. At historic St. Joseph’s Hall, 212 West San Antonio.

3 pm. By donation. Call (830) 997-6869 for more information.

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 $20.00 per person.  Tickets will be sold at Turner Hall from 6 to 8 pm on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.  Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door on December 31 at 7 pm.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

Join us for our New Year’s show as we let you “Blast” out of 2014 and into 2015. We’ll have special Tribute artists joining us in this show that will add just the right touch for letting you enjoy one more treat for the season. We are taking the best of all of 2014 and putting it into one show! You can’t miss this – it will be a Blast! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of showtimes and to reserve tickets.

Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 4:30 and 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm; Tuesday at 8 pm; New Year’s Eve at 8 pm. No show on Monday, December 29.

Adults $32-$42; youth $17. Group rates available.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

Seven nights of live music at The Auslander Restaurant & Biergarten, 323 E. Main, from December 26 through January 3 (no music on December 28 or 29). Most performances are free. Complete music lineup available on the website.

Music at 7 pm.

The orchestra consists of community members of all ages and musical experience. The mission of nonprofit Fredericksburg Community Orchestra is to promote string education in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities. The Christmas Concert will be held at the Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 E. Lower Crabapple Rd.

7 pm. Free admission, but donations appreciated. Call (806) 549-2483 for more information.

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.