The American String Quartet
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Who could have predicted that when Blanco Performing Arts in Blanco, Texas began nine years ago that such world-class artists as The American String Quartet would be gracing the stage. Formed when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the award winning quartet has performed worldwide to critical acclaim for more than forty years. The Blanco audience will experience this truly outstanding concert in the intimate setting of the historic Uptown Blanco Ballroom. The concert will include music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich.
The Myriad Trio
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Demarre McGill’s solo program here in 2015 was unforgettable. This time he brings harpist Julie Smith and violist Che-Yen Chen for a program of Debussy’s signature piece for flute, viola, and harp along with traditional and contemporary favorites.
Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (violin)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, founder and Artistic Director of the Cactus Pear Music Festival and a BPA audience favorite, is joined by pianist Scott Cuellar. Her 2016 appearance here with the Argenta Trio was a musical high. This program includes works by lesser known composers of the early 2oth century including Melanie Bonis whose beautiful, ethereal work was introduced to us by Sant’Ambrogio in that 2016 concert. They conclude with the rousing Suite Italienne by Stravinsky.
Michael Schneider (piano)
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM
There is nothing traditional about Michael’s ‘Traditional Solo Concert Program” as he brings deeper meaning and revelation in his commentary and performance of the Liszt Sonata. Hear the drama of Faust, Mephistopheles, and Gretchen unfold... witness the magic of thematic transformation and behold the overwhelming power of salvation as told by Liszt in his magnificent and timeless Sonata in B Minor. This program is complimented with Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 2, No. 3 in C major, a set of works by Chopin, and a few fun, contemporary, finger-busting showpieces.
Aaron Kurz (piano)
Special Young Artist Recital
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Blanco Performing Arts is pleased and honored to collaborate with the Texas State International Piano Festival in presenting their Betty Dickinson Award Winner Aaron Kurz in recital on March 9 at 7:30pm. Kurz is exceptionally talented and brings a powerful technique and sensitive interpretation to his playing. This new Young Artist concert will be a special presentation not included in the 5 concert season series. Reservations can be made at blancoperformingarts.com with payment at the door. Tickets are $10 for both adult and youth and will be available at the door.

In our daily lives we have all kinds of connections – internet connection, airport connections, social media connections. But the most important kind of connection is that between two good friends. True friends know and understand us on a deeper level. That is, they really connect with us. And when a performer has a deep understanding of what the music means to them personally, they can connect with the audience and bring the audience into that understanding. The performers for this season are masters at connecting the audience with the music.

In addition to our patrons and audiences, Blanco Performing Arts' sponsors help make our excellent performances possible and bring these talented musicians to Blanco. Visit our sponsors and show them you support arts in the Hill Country.

Blanco Performing Arts' mission is to enhance the awareness and enjoyment of the arts and enrich the total community; and to become a cultural and educational resource for all.

The Uptown Blanco Ballroom is home to the Blanco Performing Arts concert series, located on the west side of the courthouse square in Blanco, Texas. Find directions and parking...

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Blanco Performing Arts is incorporated as a non-profit entity, and is recognized as such under Section 501(3)(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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