June 3, 2017 by: Keith Hankins
Musical Things to do in Brenham - Early June, 2017
HOMEsweetFARM consistently brings fantastic musical talent to Brenham, sometimes showcasing some of our home-grown artists as well!
The first couple weekends of June bring quite a variety:
- June 2: Aaron Loesch
- June 3: Austin Gilliam
- June 9: Pushwater
- June 10: Shane Cooley
- June 16: Down and Out
- June 17: Jeremy Peyton
Roux Street also brings several bands to historic downtown Brenham:
- June 2: Blues II
- June 4: King Bees
(I'll post more as they're scheduled)
96 West, a fantastic restaurant serving tapas, craft beer and arguably the best wine list between Austin and Houston, also provides live music each Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Join them and enjoy the outdoors and great music with your fabulous meal!
Classical music lovers have a LOT to enjoy in the month of June in Brenham! First, on Monday, June 5 at 7:00 PM, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, located at 2310 Airline Drive in Brenham, St. Peter's and the Brenham Choral Society will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with two Bach Cantatas:
O Eternal Fire, and Now Thank We All Our God.
Featuring the talents of sopranos Bekah Plumb and Amy Schramm, mezzo soprano Nancy Castillo, tenor Kyle Sparks and bass Dan Bircher, admission is free and there will be a reception following the performance!
Also, the Round Top Festival Institute gets underway in full force on June 10 with the Opening Chamber Music Concert at 3:30, and the Opening Orchestral Concert at 7:30. Until July 15, there is something going on virtually every day except for Fridays (until the last weekend when the Best of the 2017 Chamber Music Program will be presented at 7:30) and Sundays (except for July 2, when a concert of patriotic music will be provided).
Over 600 auditions were heard from young musicians the world over. About 100 (I believe this year's group consists of 92) are selected to come to the Round Top Festival Institute. All they have to do is get there. The rest of their expenses are met by the generous donations of many sponsors and benefactors. Here for six weeks, they receive instruction from faculty, directors and conductors assembled also from the world over. These musicians of upper high school to lower college age receive life-changing instruction. Many Festival Hill alumni graduate to greatness, playing professionally all over the world.
Most events during the week are free to the public, with weekend events ranging in price $25 to $40 for adults. Students are $10 for all these weekend performances. A Six-Week Pass to all Saturday concerts can be purchased for $250 for adults and $100 for students. Click Here for the Calendar of Events. Once you get to the calendar, you can click on each event to purchase tickets, and even the Six-Week Pass.
So much going on!! But there's still more!