Gillespie Life

Wed
15
May

'Swinging on the Square' - PCAA to host Marshall Ford Band Sunday

Texas Western swing will rule the airways in and around Marktplatz this Sunday evening, May 19, during the next Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance (PCAA) free, open-air concert.

Performing the second in PCAA’s “Concert in the Park” summer series will be The Marshall Ford Swing Band of Austin.

They will play from 6:30-8 p.m. under the Adelsverein Halle, the largest pavilion on the downtown square.

Listeners are invited to arrive early to claim some of the limited picnic table seating in the pavilion or to bring their own chairs or blankets and find a spot on the grassy area nearby.

Music lovers planning to attend are also urged to not only pack picnic-type refreshments and make an evening excursion out of the event, but to also take their dancing shoes since many couples enjoy twirling around the dance floor as the sun sets.

Wed
15
May

Community Orchestra slates concert Saturday

Individuals and groups of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hill Country Evangelical Free Church.

The program is free and open to the public.

Theresa Britt is conductor and director.

The Advanced Youth Ensemble begins the concert with “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.

The FCO String Orchestra will performs four pieces including:

•“Concerto No. 9 in A Minor (Mvmt. I),” by DeBeriot and featuring Mary Beth McQueen on violin.

•“Espana Waltz” by Emil Waldteufel.

•“Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

•“Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The remainder of the program features recital pieces by FCO Suzuki students on violin, cello and viola.

The public is invited to enjoy refreshments following the performances.

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra has two other events coming up in June.

Wed
15
May

Music Club to host Emile Pandolfi for Sunday concert

Fredericksburg Music Club is welcoming back Emile Pandolfi for the final concert of the season on Sunday, May 19.

The concert will be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church beginning at 3 p.m.

While there is no charge for the concert, a good-will offering will be accepted.

Seating will be on a first come basis and will open at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday’s concert will consist of music ranging from classical to Broadway show tunes.

Considered one of today’s top pianists with over three million CDs sold, Pandolfi plays “luxurious arrangements” with an “ethereal quality.”

Pandolfi has been a student of “serious” piano since the age of five, with his symphony debut at the age of 14.

Pandolfi received his graduate degree in piano performance. 

He explained that his interests didn’t turn toward popular music until after he had finished his schooling and was out on the road.

Wed
15
May

Fredericksburg Chorale to perform spring concert

Fredericksburg Chorale will perform its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 18, at St. Joseph’s Halle at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

This concert will feature choruses and solos from famous operas as well as a new work by director Mark Hierholzer, “The Colors of Light,” a short original opera.

The chorale will sing choruses from Verdi’s “Il Travatore,” including “The Anvil Chorus,”  “The Pilgrims’ Chorus” from “Tannhauser” by Wagner, and “The Prisoners’ Chorus,” from “Fidelio” by Beethoven.  

Also, the chorale will perform an ensemble from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and choruses and a solo from Mozart’s Magic Flute.

Wed
15
May

LARGE print books a hit for seniors


LARGE PRINT books at Pioneer Memorial Library are identified with a distinctive red and white “LP” on the spine. Westerns and mysteries are particularly popular among the library’s patrons.

Story and photos by Walt Biddle —

     When we are young and first learning to recognize letters and read words, parents, friends and teachers encourage us by giving us books with big letters and small words. It’s the old “See Spot Run!” rule.

      One of life’s unfair happenings is that, later, when we are older and have the time to choose the things we really want to read, our vision can decline and reading becomes a real challenge.

     Thankfully, the days of magnifying glasses and ear-horns are gone. New technologies have emerged to keep us connected with the written word, but the growing use of eBooks and on-line applications have not yet replaced traditional ink and paper formats.

Wed
08
May

Peach Queen applications available

Applications are being accepted from high school coeds interested in vying for the title of Stonewall Peach Queen.

The new Peach Queen and her court will be chosen during the 52nd  Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo, June 21-22.

Applications are available in the office at Fredericksburg High School or at the sponsoring Stonewall Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.stonewalltexas.com.

Completed applications must be returned by June 3. Applications postmarked after June 3 will not be accepted.

The completed applications should be returned to the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, Attn. Kelly Schneider, P.O. Box 1, Stonewall, TX 78671.

A photograph for use in the newspaper should accompany each application.

Tue
07
May
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WINNING

 

The gold trophy, the top tap score and a special judge’s award for “super shuffles” at the April 13 Starbound National Talent Competition in Georgetown were TuTu Cute Dance & Cheer Studio’s (front row, from left) Lydia McCall, Madalyn Fuller, Ella Stehling, Kaylee Grace Brown and (back row, from left) Madi Reeh, Ava Jenschke, Sydney Rios, Katie Feuge, Abby Dennis.

 

Tue
07
May
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$tudent aid raised at fair grounds

 

COMPETITIVE TO THE CORE — Elliot Copeland, 5, of San Antonio continues with his bidding war with another child over this stuffed Reveille prize in the Scholarship Fest’s silent auction Saturday night at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

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