About San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club
Tuesday Musical Club’s exclusively female membership includes some of San Antonio’s best musicians, teachers and classical aficionados, who all keep up with the international music scene. “The Tuesday Musical Club is one of the fine institutions—created by and for ladies—that survived the suffrage movement, two World Wars, the tumult of the late 20th century and the vicissitudes of the early 21st to maintain its position as one of the city’s foremost presenters of classical music.” (San Antonio Current)
Formed in 1901, the Tuesday Musical Club holds the distinction of being the oldest music club for women in Texas.
In 1923, members produced the first annual concert called Musical Teas. 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 U.S., the Artist Series sponsors premier artists including Leonard Rose, Josef and Rosina Lhévinne, Angelika Kirchschlager, Arcadi Volodos, Chanticleer, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Stephen Hough and Lawrence Brownlee.
The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was formed in 1924 to instill and nourish the promotion, study and performance of music for students grades 1 through 12. Offered in a fun environment that also promotes friendships, this club also develops excellence in musical performance and offers an opportunity to perform at a monthly club meeting, and also competitively at the annual competition in February.
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; this year's competition will be in piano on Saturday March 7, 2020.
Tuesday Musical Club continues to flourish, bringing the enjoyment of quality music to its members, friends and the public. 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 22, 2020; and the Young Artists Competition on March 7, 2020.The public is very welcome at the club’s semi-monthly two-hour meetings with musical performances by TMC members who volunteer their time and expertise, followed by a tea. These entertaining and educational performances occur in the TMC Clubhouse and are marked in the listing to the right. No RSVP is required.
at the TMC Clubhouse,
3755 N. St. Mary's Street (near San Antonio Zoo)
San Antonio, TX 78212
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, Hertzberg started the San Antonio Symphony Society, which was active until World War I. In 1915, her sister Mrs. Edward Sachs organized and directed a String Octet. A duo-piano ensemble began in 1916.
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