We are pleased to share the programs for our Tuesday Concert Series for the 2018 2019 season. 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:
Deborah Moran
Gayle Martin

October 16, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
John Cramer – "Music and Multiculturalism"

Having just returned from teaching violin and chamber music at the YES Academy in Erbil, Kurdistan, John Cramer will speak about his experiences there and in Amman, Jordan.   A professional violinist and orchestral musician, John has led a parallel career as Founder and Chief Transformation Catalyst of Radical Insight Inc., a consulting firm which helps organizations  unleash their creativity and thrive in complex and turbulent environments.

October 30, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Richard Stasney – "Music and Performing Arts Medicine"

Described as the otolaryngologist to the stars of the opera world, Dr. Stasney founded the Texas Voice Center at The Methodist Hospital to diagnose, treat and prevent vocal disorders. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine, where musicians and dancers can be treated for anything from damaged vocal cords to compressed wrist nerves.

November 13, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Ann Thompson – "Music and Life: It All Adds Up To Opera!"

Back by very popular demand, Ann Thompson has inspired opera goers for years with her pre-concert talks and lectures for the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Women’s Institute, Round Top and other venues. Her series called Let’s Go to the Opera includes booklets and audiotapes giving background to over 120 operas which the Library of Congress stocks for use by the visually handicapped.

December 4, 2018, 10:30 am to noon
Libi Lebel – "Music and Entrepreneurism"

A talented and dedicated orchestra builder of all shapes and levels, Libi Lebel is the founder and music director of Texas Medical Center Orchestra, and is listed as one of the 50 most influential women in Houston.

January 15, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Dr. Carlos Handy – "Music and the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy"

W.C. Handy’s blues - Memphis Blues, Beale Street Blues, St. Louis Blues - changed America’s music forever. Dr. Carlos Handy will speak about his grandfather (1873-1958) who brought the blues to the world’s attention, from his involvement with the old popular songs of the South at the turn of the century, through ragtime to the great era of jazz.

January 29, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Speaker TBA – "Music and the BASS-ics"

Everything you wanted to know about the string bass but were afraid to ask. Why are there two types of bows? What is a C extension? Who composed solo music? How is getting around the bass different from the other string instruments? What is the Houston connection to Pops rosin? Come learn all the "BASS-ics" of the foundation of the orchestra with members of Bass Center Houston.

Febuary 12, 2019, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Dr. Jason Oby – "Music and Love: A Marriage
of 19th-Century Lieder and Poetry"

An acclaimed tenor and choral conductor, Dr. Oby is Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department of Music at Texas Southern University. He received national recognition as a member of the acclaimed cast of ‘Three Mo’ Tenors,’ where he showcased his vocal gifts in opera, jazz, and popular music.

February 26, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Nancy Weems – "Music and the Pursuit of Happiness!!"

A teacher of international reputation, Nancy Weems is the Madison Endowed Professor of Music and Chair of the piano area at the University of Houston. As a concert artist, she has performed extensively in fourteen countries. Her students have won top prizes in national and international competitions including the Ruth Burr, the Van Cliburn and the Leeds. She and her husband John Weems were recently featured on the cover of Clavier Companion magazine in an article titled: “Legacy of Excellence: A Conversation with John and Nancy Weems.”

March 12, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
"Music and Our Business"

Have you ever wondered how the HTMC programs are chosen, how HTMC manages to pull off all the many activities it has, and why in the world do we need to have Membership Dues? Well this is your chance to learn about the nitty gritty business of Houston Tuesday Musical Club. Bring your questions and concerns and find out everything you ever wanted to know about how this 105 year-old organization manages to keep going in today’s world. It will be a light-hearted, informative, and interesting discussion of everything to do with the club. PLUS you will be offered the opportunity to chime in on what you feel would help HTMC to continue in today’s world.

March 26, 2019, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
"Music and Just Us Performers!"

Enjoy an evening of no talk, just splended music from our outstanding performing members!

April 9, 2019, 10:30 am to noon
Anna Teagarden – "Music and the Future: Impacting Young Lives"

An educator and certified examiner for the Royal School of Church Music, Anna Teagarden has been the Director of Children’s Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston since 2005, and manager of the RSCM Gulf Coast Course for 10 years. The RSCM children’s choir has performed repertoire such as Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, as well as works by Howells, Vierne, Mozart, and many others.


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