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Texas Music Festival family 4-pack Give Away!

Looking for affordable cultural arts events to take your family to this summer?

How about checking out the  TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL (TMF), which features performances by outstanding student musicians (what great role models for children!) and distinguished conductors and faculty artists from all over the world.  Boasting orchestral masterworks, chamber music, jazz, guitar, voice, and piano, the Texas Music Festival presents nearly 50 performances, master classes and seminars at the University of Houston (UH) Moores School of Music at venues throughout the Houston area and at Texas A&M University in College Station.  The one-month music residency is now in its 23rd season.

Texas Music Festival:  Classical Music’s Rising Stars Align in Houston June 4-July 1

This one-month music residency attracts exceptional university students from the top music conservatories of the world, making the Texas Music Festival an international affair. Win a family four-pack of tickets to the TMF Orchestra’s June 30 “Grand Finale” Concert featuring the childhood favorite, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” featured in Walt Disney’s cartoon classic, “Fantasia.” (good for children ages 10 and up).  {{Hear the music now:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XChxLGnIwCU }}  Also enjoy a fun-filled pre-concert “Celebration on the Plaza,” complete with live music and refreshments for purchase at local food trucks.

Check out the full schedule of concerts at www.tmf.uh.edu , check out TMF FB, or call 713.743.3313.

In addition, the guest violin soloist that evening will be Dan Zhu, a TMF alum and year 2000 winner of the Festival’s prestigious Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition.   Zhu has gone on to a very successful international solo career.  In fact, he performed last month at the Kennedy Center and in July he’ll be performing at Tanglewood in Massachusetts.  At TMF, he will perform Korngold: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35 with the 2012 TMF Orchestra June 30 at the UH Moores Opera House.  This will be Zhu’s first time back in Houston since he was a student performing with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra at age 18.
This is a perfect event for those on STAY-CATIONS this summer.  No need to travel to far-away places for great music festivals when you’ve got The Texas Music Festival right here featuring orchestral masterworks, chamber music, jazz, guitar, voice, and piano in nearly 50 performances, master classes and seminars.

Single tickets general admission are $15; $10 for groups of ten or more, parking is FREE.

 www.tmf.uh.edu or call 713.743.3313.

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Interested in how you can win a family four-pack of tickets to the TMF Orchestra’s June 30 “Grand Finale”?

Just leave us a comment below and like us at  TodaysMama on FB by Tuesday, June 5.

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  1. Chelsea Trahan 06/05/2012 at 3:15 pm

    Sounds fun!