Thomas Steigerwald Piano Recital
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Steigerwald Piano Recital

Native Uvaldean Thomas Steigerwald will perform a free piano concert at the Uvalde Grand Opera House on May 31, featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, with orchestral reduction played by Uvaldean Jason Schlichting on second piano. Mr. Steigerwald will begin the concert with solo works by Schubert and Chopin. Medal winner in numerous international piano competitions, he made his orchestral debut at age eighteen with the San Antonio Symphony and is alumnus of Eastman School of Music and The Julliard School, Mr. Steigerwald recently premiered Cosme McMoon’s concerto “Rondo Espagnol” with the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of San Antonio and with the New World Symphony in Miami. His upcoming engagements include performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 3 with the National Repertoire Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado on July 26, in addition to performing orchestral and chamber piano with the orchestra’s eight week summer concert season.  In late August, Mr. Steigerwald will embark on a 23 cities tour of China with violist Brett Deubner and return in late September to his position as Piano Fellow at New World Symphony in Miami, where he regularly performs both chamber and orchestral works.

Free admission. More information about Mr. Steigerwald at: https://www.nws.edu/about/fellows/#f/thomas-steigerwald

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Uvalde Honey Festival
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Uvalde Honey Festival

 The festival will start on Friday, June 14th, with The Hive Jive, a street dance on the Plaza that will include lawn games, a poker run, a hat competition titled “Bee in Your Bonnet,” music, and drinks. Saturday morning will start with a 5k fun run from Market Plaza, down to the Honey Bowl and back. Children’s event: Breakfast with the Bees will begin at 9 am inside the Opera House Annex. Breakfast, kid-friendly crafts, and a bee education microscope station set up by Dr. Kimberly Cochran with Texas A&M AgriLife for kids to learn more about pollinators will be available. Saturday will also host a bake-off, vendors from all over Texas, music, crafts, and educational booths set up by Alamo Area Beekeepers Association, Bees in the East, Texas Master Naturalists, and Comal County Beekeepers Association. On Saturday at 1:30 pm, the essay winner will be announced and crowned “Honey King or Queen” for Uvalde.

 This competition is looking for entries from High School Juniors to submit 500 words about one of the following topics:

1.    Why I’m proud to live in Uvalde; 2.    Why honey bees are so important to Uvalde.

Entries can be submitted to rwhisenant@uvaldetx.gov and can be submitted any time between now and Saturday, May 18th.

This festival is free to the public. Certain events might require an entry fee.

Visit uvaldehoneyfestival.com and facebook.com/uvaldehoneyfestival for more information.

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Arabian Nights: Presented by Uvalde Grand Opera House and You-POP
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Arabian Nights: Presented by Uvalde Grand Opera House and You-POP

It’s wedding night in the palace of Shahrayar, the brokenhearted king who vowed to marry a new bride each day only to kill her the next morning. The new Queen Shahrazad should be put to death when the sun rises like all the brides before her, but she has one gift that could save her- the gift of storytelling.

With her vivid imagination, the young Queen cleverly tells her tales in hopes to appease the bitter king and postpone her execution. Will her short stories and folktales be enough to save her life?

The performance will be on June 21st at 7:00 pm and on June 22nd at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm.


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A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry
Dec
13
to Dec 15

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry

Join us back in the 1940s to watch the talented radio actors of WBFR broadcast the classic, A Christmas Carol, complete with vintage commercials and the magic of a Foley artist’s sound effects. A small cast brings dozens of characters to the stage as they tell the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, who learns the true meaning of Christmas from three ghosts. This family-friendly play is sure to bring Christmas joy to the whole audience.

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