In a must-see presentation, under the auspices of Blanco Performing Arts, Blanco’s own Julie Pautz returns to her Hill Country roots with award-winning violinist Kathryn Eberle in collaboration with pianist Maimy Fong in concert Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom, 317 Main Street in Blanco, Texas.
These acclaimed musicians, each with their own impressive resume, meld their talents and strengths with delightful results. Hailed as “a genuine virtuoso” by the Dallas Morning News, Julie Pautz is now a violinist with the San Diego Symphony after four seasons with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Pautz earned a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Masters of Music degree with honors from the University of Southern California, and a professional studies certificate from the Colburn School.
Praised by the Louisville Courier-Journal for her “utter fearlessness, offering a …technical command matched by genuine interpretive imagination," Kathryn Eberle now serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. She has also played with the St. Louis Symphony and been guest Concertmaster with the Omaha and Richmond Symphonies and Concertmaster in the Julliard Orchestra. Eberle received a Master’s Degree from the Julliard School after studying at the Colburn School and the University of Southern California.
Maimy Fong, Austin pianist, teacher, and vocal coach, earned a Bachelor’s degree in piano from the University of the Pacific and completed Master’s and Doctoral degrees in piano performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She brings substantial experience as a fine collaborative pianist in many venues. She has served as pianist for the Conspirare Youth Choir since 2005 and recently helped co-found the “Feed the Soul” spiritual music series at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
The eclectic program includes music spanning three centuries and begins with the Sonata for Two Violins by Leclair, which exudes his precise, technically delicate style. Flamboyant rhetoric pervades the Gran Duo Concertante in G Minor for Two Violins by de Beriot. Perhaps one of the most beloved selections of all baroque violin music follows: Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor. A symphony of diverse sounds is found in Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56. And the evening closes with the sparkling Navarre, which evokes folk music from Sarasate’s native Spain.
Tickets may be purchased at www.blancoperformingarts.com , or patrons may call 830-833-4762 for reservations. Adult tickets are $35; youth 18 years and younger may purchase rush tickets for five dollars at the door one hour before the concert. Show your concert ticket and receive a discount at the innovative Uptown Blanco Restaurant, which will be open for pre- and post-concert dining. Reservations are recommended (830-833-0738).