OUR 2017 SUNDAY AFTERNOON CLASSICAL SERIES
We've put together a wonderfully varied program for you this year - opera, chamber music that includes traditional folk instruments, a wind ensemble and a return of our friends at Mount Vernon Music to close out the series with a traditional string program.
Subscription series tickets will go on sale in June and will be available on this page.
Funding assistance provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts
SEP 5 - DON O'NEAL LeBLANC, Tenor
with MARY DIBBERN, Pianist
Dallas Opera members Don O'Neal LeBlanc and Mary Dibbern will present a program of opera for the common man!
OCT 1 - MONTOPOLIS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
The Montopolis Chamber Ensemble performs the modern classical music of composer Justin Sherburn. The group is composed of Austin Symphony Orchestra string players and members of Okkervil River, a world-renowned group from Austin. Montopolis combines a traditional approach to string chamber music with folk instrumentation: pedal steel, acoustic guitar, and mandolin. The group strives to create concert music that is unique to Texas, progressive and inventive, and accessible to all. Leading the Montopolis Chamber Ensemble is Justin Sherburn, a critically acclaimed composer, producer, and musical director.
with Brian Cassidy - pedal steel, Leigh Mahoney - violin, Leah Nelson - viola, Sara Nelson - cello
ENCHANTED ROCK SUITE
NOV 5, 2017 - WINDSYNC
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is North America’s foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. Supported annually by the Houston Arts Alliance and Chamber Music America, WindSync also specializes in educational assembly programs in schools, community outreach concerts, and concerts dedicated to children and families on the autistic spectrum.
Garrett Hudson, Flute; Emily Tsai, Oboe; Julian Hernadez, Clarinet; Anni Hochhalter, Horn; Kara LaMoure, Bassoon
JAN 7 - MOUNT VERNON MUSIC CHAMBER TRIO
Mount Vernon Music Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing outstanding performances of live music to communities primarily in northeast Texas. We present concerts of traditional chamber music, jazz and other styles as well as educational and family concerts, and programs for nursing homes, encouraging interaction of the performing and visual arts.
with Mark Miller and Ute Miller
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2016 - OUR INAUGURAL SEASON
"In the first season of the Winnsboro Center for the Arts Sunday Afternoon Classical Series patrons were treated to four performances by gifted artists at the top of their game.
The Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players kicked things off with a lovely program, followed by bass Jared Schwartz and accompanist Mary Dibbern, two professionals who brought artistry, class and passion to the season.
Classical/flamenco guitarist Miguel Antonio and accordionist Vladimir Kaliazine lent an exotic note to their performance with the addition of traditional folk music, along with classical numbers, to their presentation.
The season ended with Mount Vernon Music’s Chamber Trio. The group’s founders, violinist Mark and violist Ute Miller, are committed to the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. They, along with cellist Jennifer Humphries of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, captivated the audience with their skillful interpretation of the music of Beethoven, Brydern and Martinu.
Access to classical music programming in our area usually involves travelling to a college campus or into the city. Having quality concerts in downtown Winnsboro is a true gift to our residents.
We are grateful to Winnsboro Center for the Arts for their vision and look forward to hearing what season two brings to the stage."
~ Terry Mathews, arts editor – The Winnsboro News
Generous funding for his concert series was provided by the
Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Wood County Industrial commission.