The imposing two-story Masonic Building was constructed of rough-dressed limestone, on the west side of the square in the 1907. The lower floor provided rental space for commercial businesses while the second floor served as a meeting place for Masonic Lodge #216. After a fire in 1929 destroyed much of the original structure, it was rebuilt, and although the building had a new owner, the Masons continued to meet on the second floor until 1974. Since that time the Ballroom has been beautifully restored. Gleaming hardwood floors, mirrored walls, intimate lighting, a state of the art projection screen and sound system, among other beautiful amenities compose the remodel of this historic building. The Ballroom is available for private parties and rentals year round, please contact us for a tour of this stunning venue.
Blanco Ballet and Creative Dance is located in Blanco, Texas and operates out of the beautifully restored ballroom of Uptown Blanco www.blancoballet.com.
The Blanco Performing Arts utilizes the Ballroom as well and its mission is to present stellar performances, enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts, for the enrichment of the residents of Blanco and its environs www.blancoperformingarts.com.
In this season of Blanco Performing Arts and from this small town deep in the heart of Texas, stellar performers from far and near put heart into their music. Masters at communicating the music’s intention and their connection to it, they will touch a chord in every heart.
02nov2:00 pmThe Beatrix Potter Ballet Auditions
(Saturday) 2:00 pm
Uptown Blanco Ballroom
317 Main St
26nov8:00 pmVienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir is made up of 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of
The Vienna Boys Choir is made up of 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour. Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas. The choir’s first journey to Chile took place in 1936. On Sundays, the boys perform with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. In 2012, the choir opened its own concert hall, MuTh; the state-of-the art facility seats 400 and has proven highly popular with both artists and audience. The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.
The first ever sound recording of the choir was made on a wax cylinder in 1907; since then, the boys have recorded 43 shellacks, 55 singles, 128 LPs and 150 CDs on every major label. In 2015, the choir signed a longterm deal with Deutsche Grammophon. A CD of holiday music was released in 2015, a CD offering a selection of music by Strauss followed in 2018. 26 films and 17 TV documentaries attest to the choir’s international appeal. The Vienna Boys Choir performs with major orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti (honorary member of the Chapel Imperial), Andrés Orozco Estrada, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young. A particular highlight are the appearances at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Concert. In 2012 and 2016, the boys performed under the baton of Mariss Jansons.
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at Uptown Blanco
317 Main St, Blanco, TX 78606
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317 Main St., Blanco, TX 78606
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