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Our 2016 - 2017 Calendar:

We are pleased to share our past programs from Houston Tuesday Musical Club's 2016 - 2017 season.

October 18, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Todd Frazier – "The Arts and Health Care:
Broadening Opportunities for Artists"
Todd Frazier, composer and director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital, shared the center’s strategies for integrating the arts into the health care environment. He discussed how a collaborative bridge between the arts and medical communities can bring new value, purpose, and opportunity to patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and performing and visual artists.
November 1, 2016, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Kris Chapman – "No Time Like The Present!"

There is no telling where relationships you make with perfect strangers will take you. Kris Chapman, Music Director of the Houston Heights Orchestra and Assistant Conductor at the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, discussed meeting the Zodiac Trio, a chamber ensemble based in NYC and Paris, their instant friendship, and the creation of a summer chamber music festival in the south of France.

November 15, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Performer's Showcase
Our Mid-Day Music Performers Showcase was full of variety from three centuries, and featured Chani Jong, Suzanne Pearson, Isabelle Ganz, Phuong Nguyen, Sharon Ley Lietzow, Rudolfo Morales, Bruce Leon, Mary Rosborough, Marsh Hudson, Betty Thompson, Mary Peterson, and the White Oak Trio.
November 29, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Brian Suits – "Off the Beat! Brazilian Music
from an American Composer"

Dr. Brian Suits - composer, pianist, and Associate Professor of Accompanying and Chamber Music at the University of Houston - presented a lecture recital featuring his newest composition Imagined Postcards from Brazil. Brazilian violinist and mezzo-soprano Ingrid Hunter and bassist David Connor joined Dr. Suits for this performance.

January 17, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
"Meet Miss Ima Hogg"
Our first program of the New Year celebrated the life of philanthropist Ima Hogg, founder of the Houston Symphony and our second HTMC president. This audio/visual presentation was given by Annette Mullendore of the Bayou Bend Speaker's Bureau.
January 31, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Aralee Dorough – "Classical Music and Technological Change"

Aralee Dorough, Principal Flutist Houston Symphony and Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston discussed how technical innovation has affected the world of classical music.  Included in the presentation was one of the latest developments of the transverse flute, the vertical modern ergonomic flute.

February 14, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Karim Al-Zand – "Demystifying Composition"
Dr. Karim Al-Zand, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Rice University, spoke about the mystery of how inspiration, art, and craft are woven together by the composer.
February 28, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. John Cornelius – "Composing and Producing
Award Winning Children's Musicals"

Dr. John Cornelius, Pianist, Composer, Music Director, and Professor of Music Theory at Prairie View A&M University received his DMA in composition from Rice University. He spoke about his award winning children’s musicals which have been performed throughout the US.

March 14, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Performer's Showcase
Members joined us for a tour de force of virtuoso works from the Romantic Era presented for our Performer's Showcase.
March 28, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Trond Saeverud – "Norweigan Music -
It's Not Just Grieg To Me!"

Dr. Trond Saeverud, concert violinist and Music Director of the Galveston Symphony, presented the life and music of his grandfather, Harald Saeverud, the celebrated 20th-century Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor.

April 11, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Melanie Sonnenberg – "Is It About The Singing Or The Dress?"
Is it about the singing or fitting into the dress? How have cultural expectations influenced the 21st century opera singer? At our last Evening Concert for the 2016-17 season, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Melanie Sonnenberg, Professor of Voice at the University of Houston and Director of Le Chiavi: The Institute of Bel Canto Studies at the Texas Music Festival, described the ever changing images and demands for the classical singer from the 1940's to the present.


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