We are pleased to present our exciting new Tuesday Concert Series for our 2017-18 season. Our programs include wonderful speakers and topics followed by stellar performances from our own talented members.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Drive. Our programs are free and open to the public. We welcome guests and would love to have you join us.

Program Co-chairs:
Carolyn Krysl Hutchinson
Sandra Van Cleve

October 17, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Arthur Gottschalk – "Memorable Music from the Movies"

How is classical music used in film?  Award-winning composer and a fascinating speaker, Dr. Arthur Gottschalk of Rice University will share with us some of the most important examples of classical music and their use in classic motion pictures.

October 31, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. John Gearhart – "Nurturing the Career of an Aspiring Soloist"

Developing a professional career as a performing musician is challenging.  Organist, choirmaster, and harpist John Gearhart will discuss teaching highly-accomplished music students and preparing them for an international career in music performance.

November 15, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Performer's Showcase

More music, less talk.  Join us for an evening concert of scintillating performances by our members.

December 5, 2017, 10:30 am to noon
Chuck Still – "Houston's Newest Destination for the Arts"

The realization of a dream of four small arts organizations to create a place where artists could collaborate and perform, MATCH is now a dynamic and unique space that is home to a broad spectrum of Houston’s arts.  Chuck Still, the first Executive Director of the recently opened Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, will discuss its mission and its impact on the cultural fabric of Houston.

January 16, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. John Yarrington – "I've Always Wanted to Dunk a Basketball!"

Dr. John Yarrington, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at Houston Baptist University, brings his extensive experience directing choirs to a discussion about choral music.

January 30, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Dominique McCormick – "Impressionism in Music and Painting"

Having lived and performed in Paris, lyric soprano Dominique McCormick is the perfect person to present the French Art Songs of Martial Caillebotte (1853-1910) and the Impressionist paintings by his brother Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894).

February 13, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Annette Mullendore – "Chocolate - A World Unto Itself"

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Just in time for Valentines Day, Annette Mullendore from the Bayou Bend Speakers Bureau presents the story of chocolate’s transition from beverage to culinary delight in the Nineteenth Century.

February 27, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Carlos Andrés Botero – "Ludwig van Beethoven, Master of Emotion"

International conductor and Musical Ambassador for the Houston Symphony, Colombian-American Carlos Andrés Botero enjoys creating connections between orchestral music and the audience.  Today he will speak on the emotions that permeate Beethoven’s compositions from the middle years.

March 13, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Speaker TBA – "Hope and Healing with Music Therapy"
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St.

The Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital has treated more than 2,000 Houston amateur and professional musicians in addition to assisting visiting performers.  This amazing and immensely successful program is dedicated to meeting the specific needs of musicians.  We are proud to participate in this program in conjunction with CPAM in which we will first learn about the benefits and processes of clinical music therapy.  After the presentation, we will adjourn to the stunning Crain Garden where our performing members will present a concert of music for the staff, patients, and visitors.

March 27, 2018, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Performer's Showcase

Join us for a second evening of all music and less talk. Just sit back and enjoy a concert by our wonderful and talented performing members.

April 10, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Debra Dickinson – "Broadway Showstoppers"

Were you ever curious about those songs and dances you heard and saw on Broadway?  With her extensive experience acting, performing and directing in New York City before coming to Rice University, singer and actress Debra Dickinson will be the perfect person to tell us the back stories of some of the most beloved song and dance numbers in musical theatre.

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