Live at Round Top


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Highlights from the Round Top International Music Festival’s Summer 2015 season will be broadcast on KMFA Austin this fall. Host Renee Beale will feature orchestral and chamber music including soloists Carol Wincenc, James Dick, and Stephan Milenkovich. Musical highlights include an all American program of Barber, Copland, Nico Muhly, and Gershwin; to a “fantastic” Halloween show of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Arthur Pryor’s Fantastic Scherzo.

These eight one hour live concert recordings air Friday nights at 6 p.m. on KMFA from October 9th to November 27, 2015.


Program Information

Program 1 – 10/9/15 6pm
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Chausson Poeme

Program 2 – 10/16/15 6pm
Poulenc Trio
Beethoven Septet

Program 3 – 10/23/15 6pm
Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Shostakovich Symphony #5

Program 4 – 10/30/15 6pm
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Pryor Fantastic Polka

Program 5 – 11/6/15 6pm
Beethoven Symphony #5
Wagner Tannhauser and Bacchanale

Program 6 – 11/13/15 6pm
Alberic Magnard Quintet
Ransom Wilson interview
Copland Duo

Program 7 - 11/20/15 6pm
Mozart Magic Flute Overture
Uebayashi Misericordia
Heggie Concerto for Flute Fury of Light

Program 8 – 11/27/15 6pm
Copland Quiet City
Barber Adagio for Strings
Muhly Ta and Clap
Gershwin Concerto in F

About Round Top International Music Festival

After challenging auditions, Round Top Festival Institute selected 92 talented young artists from over 600 applicants to reside for six weeks during the summer and study with distinguished international faculty. They performed as the Texas Festival Orchestra while in residence, beginning with the opening concert on Saturday, June 6. The educational program, one of the best of its kind, includes private lessons, master classes, workshops, chamber music coaching, orchestra sectionals and orchestra rehearsals conducted by worldwide celebrated conductors.

Concerts are performed in the strikingly beautiful and acoustically perfect Festival Concert Hall (air conditioned, 1,000 seats) and in the charming Edythe Bates Old Chapel.


Host - Renee Beale

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Renee began her career more than 20 years ago in television and radio. During that time she moved to New York City where she began working in commercial advertising as an on camera talent, voice over artist and lifestyle print model with CESD, one of the nation’s largest talent agencies. Renee is a trained actor having studied at the Terry Schreiber Studio in New York City under the coaching of Betty Buckley and Richard Kline. She has appeared in All My Children, The Cougar Chronicles and other film and television projects. Renee has been in many national television commercials throughout her career including Maybelline, Alophen, Nexium and Time Warner Cable. Her voice has been heard on national commercials for Courtyard By Marriott, Honda Motor Company and Verizon. She is also the voice for Sam’s Club and Costco audio boxes. Renee has coached and directed voice talent with Rooster Teeth Productions in addition to directing and coaching numerous professional football players, NBA announcers and local personalities for spokesperson endorsements and commercials. She serves as an adjudicator for the Austin High School Musical Awards and is the advanced acting coach at Zach Theatre.  Renee is proud to be with KMFA as the morning drive host!


Friday nights at 6 p.m.