Montopolis Chamber Ensemble Comes to Winnsboro

The cutting edge music of Montopolis and Justin Sherburn will be featured in the second concert of the Winnsoro Center for the Arts Sunday Afternoon Classical Series on October 1.

The Montopolis Chamber Ensemble is an ambient classical group from Austin, TX. Their programs are engaging multimedia events that combine musical performance with film and photography. The current touring ensemble features pianist Justin Sherburn, violinist Leigh Mahoney, violist Leah Nelson, cellist Sara Nelson, and pedal steel guitarists Bob Hoffnar and Brian Cassidy.    

Sherburn is a composer, producer, and musical director. His scores for the films Above All Else (filmed in Winnsboro) and Yakona premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in 2014 and continue to show at festivals across the nation.  He has had a long and varied career as a touring musician, working with Okkervil River and the 8 1/2 Souvenirs, sharing the stage with legends such as Willie Nelson, Roky Erickson, Brian Setzer, and Wilco, appearing on the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Fallon television shows, and performing at festivals around the globe from Coachella to Primavera Sound in Barcelona to the Laneway Festival in Australia.  

Tickets for this performance are $12, $19, and $25.  They are available at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, 903.342.0686 or online at

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