Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
Each summer the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) offers music lovers a month of cool, classical concerts.
Topping off the four-week festival will be the Grand Finale, featuring Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, an epic piece about an 11-hour physical and spiritual journey climbing an Alpine mountain, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, Op. 297b. The concert will spotlight four of TMF’s faculty members with native Texan Carl St. Clair conducting. The soloists are Richard Beene, bassoon, Dean Emeritus of the Colburn School Conservatory of Music; Leone Buyse, flute, a professor at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music; Jonathan Fischer, oboe, principal oboe of the Houston Symphony; and Robert Johnson, horn, associate principal horn of the Houston Symphony. Fischer and Johnson are both affiliate artists at the UH Moores School of Music.