Young Texas Artists presents Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue
Young Texas Artists will present its Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue benefit gala, featuring special Texas guests Gray Hawn of Austin and Joy Saxton of Houston, who will sign copies of their new books. The gala will include dinner, live Texas music, and an auction.
The highlight of the night will be the YTA Finalists’ Concert and Awards Guest of Honor Ron Losby, Worldwide CEO of Steinway & Sons, who will address the audience and present the Piano Division awards. Jade Simmons, concert pianist, professional speaker, media personality and emerging artist specialist, will be mistress of ceremonies.
Finalists in YTA’s four divisions—Piano; Voice; Strings; and Orchestral Instruments—will perform. A total of $20,000 in prize money and coveted performance opportunities will be awarded. After the concert, gala guests are invited to return to the Grand Pavilion for more live music, dancing, a dessert buffet and champagne toasts.