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Our 2015 - 2016 Calendar:

We are pleased to share our past programs from Houston Tuesday Musical Club's second season of Streams and Crosscurrents. We assembled another eclectic mix of guest speakers whose topics ranged from the psychology of music to the relationship of improvisation and composition.

October 13, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Kate Burns – "Paths to Transformation"
Kate Burns is a Jungian Analyst who has offered seminars and workshops at the C.G.Jung Center, focusing on the many facets of initiation. She has also served as professional expert speaker for a music salon focusing on the motive of transformation. Her talk will derive from her book Paths to Transformation—a mythological explanation for the psychological processes occurring during times of transition.
October 27, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Andrew Davis – "Puccini and Mental
Illness: His Late Life and Operas"
Andrew Davis is a long-time member of the music theory faculty at the Moores School of Music and is a recognized Puccini scholar. He is currently Director of the School of Music. His talk will focus on Puccini’s late operas and the possible effects and creative challenges presented by the onset of mental illness.
November 10, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Joe LoCascio – "The Relationships of
Improvising and Composition"
Joe LoCascio is well-known in the Houston community as a jazz pianist, but is now developing a well-deserved reputation as a serious composer. He is thus well qualified to speak on the relationship between the skills of the improvisor and the skills of the composer. Our members might recall his delightful cameo appearance during Paul English’s presentation from last season.

November 24, 2015, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Buck Ross – "Opera: Its Past and
Present–Is There A Future?"
Buck Ross is the Director of the Edyth Bates Olds Opera Theatre at the Moores School of Music. He has developed one of the truly outstanding opera programs of any major academic institution, presenting four fully-produced operas annually. He also teaches the History of Opera course. He will draw on both his practical experience as a stage director and coach and his academic background to give us a picture of the state of opera today. His talk will be accompanied by visual and audio examples.

January 19, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Tali Morgulis – "On Music Competitions:
Where the Artistry and Athletics Meet"
Dr. Tali Morgulis serves on the piano faculty at the Moores School of Music and is a well-known performer and recording artist. A prizewinner of several national and international competitions herself, she is often invited to serve on competition jury panels. As a dedicated teacher, she regularly guides her students in their preparation for different competitive events. Dr. Morgulis will moderate a panel discussion on different aspects of a competition: why organizers invest in it; why audiences love it; what the participants get out of it and whether the judges are really in charge of the outcome.
February 2, 2016, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Matthew Dirst – "The Music of the Baroque"
Matthew Dirst is Professor of Music History and Literature at the Moores School of Music and Artistic Director and harpsichordist with the Ars Lyrica ensemble. He will discuss the history of Baroque music with emphasis on performance practice.
February 16, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Ferenc Illenyi – "An Artist Concert Preview"
Ferenc Illenyi is a violinist with the Houston Symphony and will be presenting the Tuesday Musical Club Artist Concert On February 21. This concert will focus on Hungarian Music and music that was influenced by Hungarian folk music. His talk will give him the opportunity to provide commentary on his Artist Concert selections and to present additional musical examples and illustrations.
March 1, 2016, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Piper Jay – "Shall We Dance?"
Piper Jay, aka Anna Whitmire, is the original “mayhem creator” of the Houston Cats Corner, a groundbreaking dance company. She has been dancing and teaching for over 15 years. She specializes in the mechanics of the dance, air steps and aerials, and the history of the dance.
March 15, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
A Tuesday Musical Club Potpourri
For the second time, we devoted an entire program to the wonderful and varied talents of our members.
April 5, 2016, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Dean Dalton – "Music in the Moment"
Dean Dalton is best known as the radio voice of the Houston Symphony, having provided verbal program notes for many seasons of HSO broadcasts on KUHF-FM. Instead of giving a formal talk, Dean provided context and historical notes for each of the selections on the day's program.
April 19, 2016, 10:30 am to noon
Mary Kay Buehler – "The Woman Conductor"
Mary Kay Buehler is currently the director of the Houston Sängerbund, a men’s chorus of older German and German-American men with “rigid codes of conduct and gender roles.” Mary Kay discussed the challenges facing women conductors in general, with specific references to a woman conductor leading a male ensemble.

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