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Mason Chamber Music Festival

2019-2020 Performance Schedule

THE ODEON THEATER

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019 AT 2 O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
String Quartet Christmas Concert
Christmas Favorites in Classical Style

A Free Performance

 

 

STRING QUARTET FUNDRAISER

FEBRUARY 18 OR 19 (TBD), 2020
Dvorak Opus 51

 

 

MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 AT NOON
Beethoven Opus 14/1 & Opus 135

A Free Performance

 

 

MASON HIGH SCHOOL

MARCH 26 OR 27 (TBD), 2020 AT 2:45 IN THE AFTERNOON
Opus 29 Viola Quintet

A Free Performance

 

 

LEA LOU CO-OP

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
Jeff Hellmer Jazz Quartet & Steve Girko

A Free Performance

 

 

THE ODEON THEATER

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 AT 7 O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT 325-218-2353
Weber Clarinet Quintet
Barber Adagio
Beethoven Opus 29 Viola Quintet

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 AT 3 O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
Bach Violin Sonata BWV 1019
Beethoven Op. 1 #1 Piano Trio
Op. 59 #1 String Quartet

A Free Performance

How Can You Help?

 

Donate to Mason Chamber Music Festival

 

Donor Levels:

 

Chamber Music Friends : Gifts up to $100
Mendelssohn Circle: Gifts of $101 to $999
Dvorak Circle: Gifts of $1000-$2499
Beethoven Gold Circle : Gifts of $2500 to $4999
Mozart Platinum Circle: Gifts of $5000 up

Donor Premiums:

In appreciation of your tax deductible donation to MCMF we will list all donor’s names in our Programs and thank all donors at curtain time at The Odeon Theater Gala Performance.  Gifts in kind and volunteer hours will also be recognized.  Mason Chamber Music Festival operates under the umbrella of the Odeon Preservation Association and is a 501(c)3 non -profit organization.

 

Send Donation Checks to:

Odeon Preservation Association
(w/ Mason Chamber Music Festival in the Memo)
P. O. Box 1647
Mason TX, 76856

 

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Watch our 2019 Guest Artist Ying Zhang play amidst the Mason wildflowers

A Message from the

Artistic Director

of the Mason Chamber Music Festival

Welcome to the 5th season of the Mason Chamber Music Festival! The Artisan Quartet and I want to, once again, thank the people of Mason, and the Odeon Preservation Association for their partnership in helping us create and support this classical chamber music festival here in Mason, Texas. We are truly fortunate that it occurs during the Spring Wildflower season.

 

The MCMF is dedicated to presenting the greatest works from the vast string quartet and chamber music repertoire. This season, performances during the 5th annual Festival will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven’s birth with the great one’s chamber works on almost every concert. The Artisan Quartet welcomes the collaboration of guest artists Richard Kilmer, violin, Stephen Girko, clarinet, Rick Rowley, piano, jazz pianist Jeff Hellmer and friends, and Mason’s own Scott Haupert, viola.

 

We are also delighted to again perform at the Mason County Courthouse, the First United Methodist Church, and of course the Odeon Theater; these are the venues for the Festival “Classical” concerts. The MCMF would not be possible without all the time and effort the Odeon Preservation Association has invested in renovating and restoring their historic building, and we are excited about the new seats for you, our audience! Lea-Lou Co-op also returns as our “Pops” venue on Festival Friday, and we’re really looking forward to hearing classic Big Band Jazz favorites performed by Jeff Hellmer & Friends. The free performances in the Mason County Courthouse, the First UMC, and Lea-Lou, ensure that every member of the community has the opportunity to hear great live music performed by world-class artists!

 

We are very interested in making a lasting contribution to the community of Mason, and that is why we will always schedule a school concert as part of the MCMF. These concerts include members of the Artisan Quartet or guest Artists performing for and speaking with, hundreds of Mason County students. We believe that music education, and especially playing an instrument or singing, is an essential part of a well-rounded educational program. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our love of music with so many fine young people again this year. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some great music for a while. After all, we are here to entertain as well as inspire. I think with the wonderful combination of music, musicians, and locations we have assembled, inspired entertainment will ensue!

Cheers!

Bruce Williams