March Bancroft Family Concert Features Members of Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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March Bancroft Family Concert Features Members of Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Fine Arts Chamber Players presents an afternoon of FREE chamber music at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This Bancroft Family Concert showcases members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Horchow Auditorium doors open at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm concert. The museum is located in the Dallas Arts District at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. Admission to the concert is free with no reservations or tickets required. For more information, please call 214.520.2219 or visit www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

DSO Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Gary Levinson, DSO cellist Theodore Harvey and pianist Steven Harlos will be the featured musicians in a concert program including:

Suite No. 3 for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach

Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolors) by Philippe Gaubert

Gypsy Trio by Joseph Haydn

Bancroft Family Concerts are made possible in part by the Sue & Christopher Bancroft Family, Dallas Museum of Art, Union Pacific Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Arts District Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Sloan Bergmann Print Services. For over 35 years, FACP has presented free classical music programs for the enrichment of North Texas area residents.  In addition to the free Bancroft Family Concerts, FACP presents the free Basically Beethoven Festival in July.  Each year, FACP’s educational outreach programs: Dream Collectors, Music A to Z, residencies and masterclasses, provide over 500 free educational classes and performances in area public schools. Since its inception in 1981, FACP has served over 210,000 children and performed for over a half-million residents of North Texas.

Photo credit: Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Above:Steven Harlos, Gary Levinson, Theodore Harvey

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ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program – Paid summer internship opportunity at FACP

2015 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Internship Opportunity

Assistant Festival Director, Basically Beethoven Festival

 

 

Position Responsibilities:

Graphic Design

Produce concert playbills

Design flyers for public

Update website

 

Marketing

Assist with arranging and recording radio spots

Assist with production of TV ads

Distribute Press Releases

Assist with program notes

Oversee social media (Facebook, Twitter)

Create and tabulate audience surveys

 

Fundraising

Arrange festival raffle

Prepare and send contribution acknowledgements

 

Administration/Volunteer Management

Respond to patron, vendor and volunteer requests

Oversee volunteer base during festival

Answer phone and email inquiries

Aid with general filing and office duties

 

Position Description

Fine Arts Chamber Players (FACP) seeks an intern to work during the summer of 2015 as the Assistant Festival Director for the 35th annual Basically Beethoven Festival in Dallas.

 

Dates: June 8—July 31, 2015

 

Hours: 35 hours/week

June: 10am—5pm, M-F

July: 10am—5pm, M-Th

11am—6pm, Sunday

 

Salary: $2,750 paid in bi-weekly installments over 8 weeks

 

Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and returning as sophomore, junior or senior student in the fall. Experience in a music or arts administration discipline preferred.

 

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter by March 16, 2015 to rachel@fineartschamberplayers.org.

Phone interview to follow.

 

CIty Performance Hall SMLThe Basically Beethoven Festival concerts began in 1981 and have served over 75,000 with free music in the last 35 years. This popular free concert series features professional classical musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, and area university faculties performing inspiring chamber music in the stunningly   designed City Performance Hall, located downtown in the Dallas Arts District. These concerts reinforce FACP’s focus of bringing professional classical music to those who would not traditionally be able to attain access to such music, particularly senior citizens and families with children. FACP’s chamber music concert series have a tradition of attracting standing-room-only audiences.

 

 


The Tale of the “Lipinski” Stradivarius Violin

The Tale of the “Lipinski” Stradivarius Violin

 

Photo credit Nigel Parry/CPI

Photo credit Nigel Parry/CPI

Fine Arts Chamber Players invites you to a FREE Bancroft Family Concert on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Current Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and former Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond performs on his famous 300-year-old Stradivarius violin with pianist Candace Bawcombe. Horchow Auditorium doors open at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm concert. The museum is located in the Arts District at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. Admission to the concert is free with no reservations or tickets required.  A large audience is anticipated and will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. This concert will also be broadcast simultaneously in the museum’s C3 Theater for late-arrivers and overflow. For more information, please call 214.520.2219 or visit www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

The story of the recently stolen and recovered “Lipinski” Stadivarius violin topped world news on NPR, BBC, CNN and Vanity Fair. On January 27, 2014, Mr. Almond had finished a “Frankly Music” night performance at a Wisconsin college campus when he was attacked while walking to his vehicle. Thieves sped away with the violin, only for it to be recovered one week later with the help of the Milwaukee Police Department and FBI. In a music program reflecting the history of the legendary violin, Almond and Bawcome perform the “Chaconne” from J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor in addition to sonatas by Julius Röntgen and Maurice Ravel.

Bancroft Family Concerts are made possible in part by the Sue & Christopher Bancroft Family, Dallas Museum of Art, Union Pacific Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Arts District Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Sloan Bergmann Print Services. For over 35 years, FACP has presented free classical music programs for the enrichment of North Texas area residents.  In addition to the free Bancroft Family Concerts, FACP presents the free Basically Beethoven Festival in July.  Each year, FACP’s educational outreach programs: Dream Collectors, Music A to Z, residencies and masterclasses, provide over 500 free educational classes and performances in area public schools. Since its inception in 1981, FACP has served over 210,000 children and performed for over a half-million residents of North Texas.