“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen
With its vision to present stellar performances, enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts for the enrichment of the residents of Blanco and its environs, Blanco Performing Arts will unveil its inaugural season on Sunday, August 8, at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom, 317 Main Street in downtown Blanco from 2:00-4:00pm.
Everyone will be warmly welcomed to learn about the three planned chamber music concerts and to enjoy light refreshments. Season tickets for adults and youth will be offered for sale as a media presentation displays examples of the coming season’s performances.
The opening concert on Friday, September 24, 2010, will be a return of the Hall Ensemble, formed in 2008 of musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony who engage young and old in concerts and educational programs. The Ensemble includes Blanco’s own Julia Pautz, who holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, The University of Southern California, and Los Angeles’ Colburn School. Last week the Hall Ensemble received very positive reviews from the Dallas Morning News for its enterprising program at the Basically Beethoven Festival.
A February concert will feature Austin based Trio Copine, three women with degrees in flute, viola, and harp, who have premiered solo and chamber works, have toured Europe to play chamber music, and have flown to New York to perform rock music.
The final concert will host Christopher Guzman, a pianist of varied interests, who was born and raised in San Antonio. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and earned an artist’s diploma at New England Conservatory of Music. The New York Times hailed his “coiled, explosive playing” at the New York’s Society for Ethical Culture.
On Sunday, each guest is encouraged to offer suggestions for the path of Blanco Performing Arts. Its founding leadership, Renee Benson, Susan Marshall, Vickie Pautz, C.A. Rust III, Diane Turner, and Peggy Welch, looks forward to appreciate Blanco’s heritage and to enhance Blanco’s artistic endeavors. For more information, you may call 830-833-4762.