Van der Stucken Music Festival
Apr 13 2019 to Apr 13 2019
The Van der Stucken Festival was established in 1991 by Friends of Van der Stucken and Kenn Knopp to increase appreciation for the life and work of composer and conductor Frank Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858 to parents who had immigrated from Belgium. In Kenn’s honor, the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras has continued three tradition of honoring this Fredericksburg-born composer. Van der Stucken returned to Antwerp, Belgium in his youth and studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. He later returned to the United States and conducted the Arion Mannerchor in New York City. In his later career he started the now world renown Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the conservatory in Cincinnati. Concert to be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
This year’s program will be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church and will feature the Angelo State Symphony Orchestra and the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra. The audience will experience the era of silent movies as they actually watch a Buster Keaton short while a full orchestra performs the soundtrack. There will also be selections by the German Choirs of Fredericksburg under the direction of Alice Langehennig.
7:30 pm. There are no tickets for this event, but a suggested donation of $10 at the door would be appreciated.
Address: 1800 N. Llano
Phone: (806) 549-2483