About San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club

Just 65 years after the fall of the Alamo---when the population of San Antonio was just 53,000—the Tuesday Musical Club (TMC) was founded in 1901 by Mrs. Eli Hertzberg (Anna), a graduate of the New York Conservatory of Music, who found herself far from the cultured arts of New York City in the frontier town of San Antonio. She and five other women joined together for the purpose of performing and discussing classical music and founded the Tuesday Musical Club; it now holds the distinction of being the oldest music club for women in Texas.

Just two years after its formation, club members produced the first of an annual series of concerts called Musical Teas in 1923. Those teas have evolved—without interruption—into the club’s Artist Series concerts featuring world-class artists. One of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States, the Artist Series sponsors premier artists selected from leading performing classical musicians, many of them appearing for the first time in San Antonio.

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was formed in 1924 to instill and nourish the promotion, study and performance of music as a fine art in students grades 1 through 12. In 1949, the present clubhouse was built in Brackenridge Park on land leased from the city. The bronze statue on the front lawn, titled Genius of Music, was given by Senator Harry Hertzberg in memory of his mother. It was designed by Pompeo Coppini and executed by Dr. Coppini, with the help of his protege, Dr. Waldine Tauch.

Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious students of music who reside or study in Texas. The competition is held in piano, voice and strings in rotating years.

Tuesday Musical Club continues to flourish, bringing the enjoyment of quality music to its members, friends, and the public, embodying the values of performance and education so long ago set in place by Anna Hertzberg.

Anyone interested in music as a fine art is invited to attend the club’s Artist Series; the Junior Tuesday Musical Club Competition on Saturday, February 23, 2019; and the Young Artists Competition on March 2, 2019.

The public is also invited to the club’s semi-monthly two-hour meetings with musical performances by TMC members who volunteer their time and expertise, followed by a tea. No RSVP is required.  In keeping with its mission, all programs are both entertaining and educational. 



Upcoming Events

At the TMC Clubhouse


October 23, 2018 — 1:30 p.m.
Celebrating Our New Members

November 6, 2018 — 1:30 p.m.
Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before Us: TMC Memorials

December 4, 2018 — 1:30 p.m.
Holiday Musical Celebration

Sunday, January 6, 2019 — 3:00 p.m.
Founders’ Day Celebration

January 22, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
Moipei Triplets

February 5, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
Jacquelyn Matava, Mezzo Soprano, and Carolyn True, Piano

Sunday, February 17, 2019 — 3:00 p.m.
TMC Piano Ensembles in Recital

February 19, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
TMC Piano Ensembles in Recital

March 5, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
Junior Tuesday Musical Club in Recital

April 2, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
Agarita Piano Quartet with Daniel Anastasio

April 16, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
TMC Choir in Concert

April 30, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
TMC String Ensemble in Recital

Our History

Mrs. Eli Hertzberg (Anna)Tuesday Musical Club (TMC) holds the distinction of being the oldest music club for women in Texas. It was founded in 1901 by Mrs. Eli Hertzberg (Anna), a graduate of the New York Conservatory of Music, who found herself far from the cultured arts of New York City in the frontier town of San Antonio. There were six charter members of TMC who came together for the purpose of performing and discussing classical music. By 1902, the membership had grown to fifteen, and a yearbook was printed. At that time, all prospective members were required to audition. Meetings were held in Mrs. Hertzberg’s home, and she served as President until her death in 1937.

In 1903, a TMC choral group was formed and named the Tuesday Auxiliary Chorus. In 1904, Mrs. Hertzberg started the San Antonio Symphony Society, which was active until World War I. In 1915, Mrs. Edward Sachs, her sister, organized and directed a String Octet. A duo-piano ensemble began in 1916. The first of an annual series of concerts, called Musical Teas, opened on October 23, 1923. They are now known as the Artist Series. The Junior Club was formed in 1924. Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious students of music who reside or study in Texas. The competition is held in piano, voice and strings in rotating years.

After thirty years of meetings and member growth, more space was needed. The Club bought the house next door to the Hertzberg home on Euclid Avenue and named it the Hertzberg Hall of Music. In 1949, the present clubhouse was built on land leased from the city in Brackenridge Park. The members raised the money needed with donations and proceeds from the sale of the former meeting house. The bronze statue on the front lawn, titled Genius of Music, was given by Senator Harry Hertzberg in memory of his mother. It was designed by Pompeo Coppini and executed by Dr. Coppini, with the help of his protege, Dr. Waldine Tauch.

In the late 1950s, member-pianist Miss Estelle Jones and a committee contacted Brooks Smith in New York City. He had been a long-time TMC friend and Club beneficiary. His help was requested in choosing two Steinway Grands from the Steinway Warehouse on Long Island. The matched-tone D and B model instruments graced our stage until 1998, when they were replaced with two new matching Steinway B Grands. Mrs. Hertzberg’s personal Mason & Hamlin Parlour is still used in our Clubhouse today.

Tuesday Musical Club sponsors three outreach programs for the community


Artist Series

Since 1923, the Artist Series of the Tuesday Musical Club has featured concerts by premier world-class artists, many of them appearing for the first time in San Antonio. The Artist Series is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States.

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Junior TM

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was established to instill and nourish the promotion, study and performance of music as a fine art in students grades 1 - 12, using the best of music literature. It also promotes friendship, encourages the study and performance of fine repertoire and inspires excellence.

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Young Artists Competition

Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious college students of music who reside or study in Texas, with significant cash prizes. The competition alternates between piano, voice and strings.

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General Contact

Mailing Address
Tuesday Musical Club
P.O. Box 15215
San Antonio, TX 78212


Website Issues
satuesdaymusicalclub@gmail.com

Artist Series

P.O. Box 6193
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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