Because of COVID and the health concerns of in-person meetings, our upcoming season will be virtual until it is safe to gather in person. We are pleased to announce that we are carrying on with some exciting new "virtual" programs. Please join us for our Tuesday Concerts and Lectures via Zoom from 10:30am - noon. Invite your friends to participate, too.

Program Co-chairs:
Deborah Moran
Gayle Martin

Personal Stories

"Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music."
...Marcel Marceau

February 23, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
F. Anthony Thurman, DMA – "Handel's Birthday"

Dr. Thurman has conducted the entire Handel “Messiah” for more than 20 years straight...until 2020, when he conducted the “Hallelujah Chorus” by ZOOM. Tony will speak to us from Wilmington, Delaware, where he is the Organist and Music Director of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

March 9, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Gary Patterson and Pat Bonner – "Music in Black and White"

Award-winning High School choruses in Houston succeed in celebrating their diversity. Learn about the training/teaching philosophies of these longtime HSPVA teachers.

March 23, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
Members of HSO – "Playing Through the Pandemic"

While many orchestras completely canceled their 2020-2021 seasons due to the pandemic, the Houston Symphony dismounted and regrouped to continue presenting classical programs throughout the season. Come hear the remarkable story of how they adapted to a world of masks, social distancing, and technology without missing a beat while keeping their musicians, staff and audience safe. The Houston Symphony is now considered a model for other orchestras.

April 13, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
Susan Fischman – "A Travelogue for the Music Lover"

HTMC co-President Susan Fischman and her husband Jay have long combined their love of travel with their passion for music.  Join them and be inspired for your next musical adventure!

October 6, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Debbie Moran – "Zooming to the Stars"

Debbie Moran gave us a preview of how our season will work, tips on how to set up Zoom for the best sound quality, and what to look for in the Galaxy. Debbie played the violin on different settings to demonstrate what works best. Then flutist Carolyn Krysl Hutchinson was the Pied Piper who led us into this new reality. Follow this link to watch a recording of the complete program.

October 20, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Sara Faust – Founder and owner of Faust Harrison Pianos

From a practicing pianist on an upright to a successful businesswoman with large showrooms in Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut.

November 17, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Rosalie Gerut – Daughter of two Holocaust survivors

Jewish music, from folk singing, to Musical theater, to Klezmer, to multi-media.

December 8, 2020, 10:30 am to noon
Matthew Strauss and Mark Griffith – Houston Symphony "Percussion!"

January 12, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
Marina Brubaker and Erica Robinson – "All in the Family"

Both Houston Symphony violinist Marina Brubaker and Houston Grand Opera/Houston Ballet violinist Erica Robinson had parents who were orchestral string players and educators and grew up in large families of siblings, all of whom became professional string players themselves. We heard about their experiences and expectations of being part of a large family of musicians.

January 26, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30pm
John Sharpley – "An American in Singapore"

John Sharpley and his mother, pianist Geraldine Sharpley are long time friends of the Houston Tuesday Musical Club. John emigrated to Singapore after college where he continues to teach and compose.  He is also an accomplished pianist.  Speaking from Singapore, John told us about his path to becoming a composer on the other side of the world and how Eastern music has influenced his personal style.

February 9, 2021, 10:30 am to noon
David Courtney – "Music and Instruments of India"

David Courtney and his wife Chandra teach and perform Indian music. We learned about the instruments, musical vocabulary and beautiful sounds of the musical tradition from India.  Their home is adorned with many instruments and is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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