Lessons With the Masters Concert Scheduled

Mount Vernon Music (MVM) invites the public to “Lessons with the Masters” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall. A celebration of those whose creative genius applied also to teaching, the program showcases music by composer-teachers.

Composers gift the world with music to enrich the human experience for ages to come, and the legacy of those who train others to compose is multiplied through their students. 

One of the features at this event in historic Mount Vernon, Texas, is a world premiere by Texas Christian University professor of composition Till MacIvor Meyn, who narrates his new musical story "Midnight Adventures," written for Mount Vernon Music.

Also on the program are pieces by Paul Dukas (who wrote "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice"); Paul Hindemith, the Yale School of Music professor who successfully promoted early music ensembles; Ted Hansen and his atmospheric music reflecting a lifelong love of jazz; and Ernö Dohnányi with his explosively beautiful Sextet for clarinet, horn, piano, violin, viola and cello.

Performing are Daryl Coad and Mary Druhan, clarinet; Robyn Alba, horn; Evan Mitchell, piano; Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; and Zachary Mansell, cello.

Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for college students with valid ID. Children's admission through high school is free. (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder.) 

Memberships in MVM start at $25 and support all the organization’s work, including scholarships for young musicians and outreach work for schools and seniors. Memberships are good for the year June 1 through May 31, and members receive discounts on ticket pricing. Details are on MVM’s website.

Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2005 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.

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