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Our 2018 - 2019 Calendar:

We are pleased to share our past programs from Houston Tuesday Musical Club's 2019 - 2020 season.

October 15, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Leslie Spotz – "Music and Video Games"

Pianist Leslie Spotz, Professor of Piano at Tarleton State University, already enjoys an international performing career spanning four continents and four decades and has received awards as one of Texas' top music instructors. Now she has become involved with critical research into the burgeoning discipline of video gaming music. Bring some millennials to this program!

October 29, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. John Yarrington – "Music and the Song of Humanity"

A consummate professional equally at home with new compositions as well as the more traditional, Dr. Yarrington has inspired many choirs through his gift for communication, especially with his quick wit (how could anyone with 6 kids and 11 grandchildren NOT have a sense of humor!), enabling his singers to make the music come alive. You must make a point to hear his take on "The Song of Humanity."

November 12, 2019, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Deborah Moran – "Music and the Cosmos"

Debbie Moran is an accomplished violinist, formerly with the Houston Symphony, and a self-proclaimed space geek. She has been interested in astronomy since childhood and is a member of the International Dark-Sky Association. For this evening concert, she shared her passion with us and set up telescopes so we could check out the moon over Houston skies.

December 3, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
"Music and More Music: Just Us"


January 14, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch – "Music and Art,
from the Romantics to the Impressionists"

Helga Kessler Aurisch, the world-renowned Art Curator, has been on the staff of both the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and since 2004 at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Her most recent projects in Houston were the wildly successful exhibitions “Tudors to Windsors,” and “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art.” She will talk on MUSIC and ART from the Romantics to the Impressionists, a program not to be missed.

January 28, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Marcia Citron – "Music and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel"

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel could, as a 13-year-old, play all 24 of Bach’s Preludes by memory. She composed over 460 pieces of music, and her song “Italien” (published under her brother’s name) was the favorite of Queen Victoria. But Fanny was forever overshadowed by her beloved brother, Felix. Dr. Marcia Citrone told us more about this fascinating woman who was a trailblazer for us all.

Febuary 11, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Gerry Aitken – "Music and Lust – The Adventures of Don Giovanni"

Gerry Aitken, prominent in the Houston arts world, docent for both the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Grand Opera, talked about depictions of the legendary libertine and seducer Don Giovanni (or Don Juan) in both opera and visual art. Perfect for Valentine’s day program.

February 25, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Carlos Handy – "Music and Handy in Havana"

Back by popular demand, Dr. Carlos Handy, president of Handy Brothers Music Co., founded in 1918, explored the influence of Afro-Cuban music on all Cuban music and on his grandfather W.C. Handy's pursuit of the Blues. Though he did not invent the Blues, W.C. Handy is considered the “Father of the Blues” because he popularized it across the country.

March 10, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Brinton Smith – "Music and the Movies"

Houston Symphony Cellist Brinton Averil Smith has an impressive reputation as a virtuoso and is currently an Associate Professor at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a faculty member of the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals. We enjoyed a fascinating introduction to the Emigré Composers who transformed Hollywood.

March 24, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Kelli Estes and Carla Hammock – "Music and Your Funny Bone"

Kelli Estes and Carla Hammock have something up their joint sleeve -a musical morning, chock full of jokes, jingles and jollities as only Kelli and Carla can bring you. Er, make that Carla and Kelli. Oh well, they’ll work it out.

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we decided we should cancel this event.

April 7, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Brian Casey – "Music and Community"

Brian Casey is in his second season as Conductor and Music Director of Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. As an active free-lance bassist, trumpet player, drummer, and vocalist, he is the perfect person to discuss the connection between Music and the Community.

This event was also cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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