Tuesday Musical Club presents its 2019-2020 Artist Series for "Music on Tuesdays"
97th season features an exceptional lineup of acclaimed musicians
The club’s first Musical Teas occurred in 1923 and evolved—without interruption—into its Artist Series concerts featuring world-class artists. It is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States.
The 2019-2020 TMC Artist Series schedule is:
October 8, 2019, 2 p.m. – Hermès Quartet - Omer Bouchez and Elise Liu, violins; Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola; Christine J. Lee, cello - Sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts
The Washington Post writes the Hermès Quartet “will likely take its place among the top quartets of our time.” Its flourishing career has taken it to US, Japan, Argentina, Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, first and special “Coup de Coeur Breguet” prizes at Geneva International Music Competition and first prizes in European YCA Artists Auditions in Germany, the quartet made acclaimed debuts at YCA Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
November 12, 2019, 2 p.m. – Alessio Bax, Piano (with marketing support from WestEast Design Group and Appraisals & Estate Sales by June Hayes)
Alessio Bax is “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). Catapulting to prominence with First Prize wins at the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, he has performed with 100-plus orchestras on four continents as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Alessio Bax: Scriabin & Mussorgsky CD was named “Recording of the Month…and quite possibly my recording of the year” by MusicWeb International.
February 4, 2020 – 2 p.m. - Rafael Moras, Tenor - Sponsored in part by the Mattie-Jennie Trust
An alumnus of University of Texas-San Antonio and LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program and Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers, Rafael Moras is two-time recipient of Santa Fe Opera's Richard Tucker Fund Award; Grand Finalist of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; and finalist twice in Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition. Opera News said he “escaped all of the tempting tenorial clichés to create a fully fleshed-out characterization. His singing remained warm and ingratiating, from low note to high, from first scene to last.”
March 24, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. – Damin Spritzer, Organ - Sponsored by Trinity University and Elaine & John Ehlers in memory of Madalyn Fallis – Venue: Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University
A frequent guest on the nationally-syndicated “Pipedreams®” broadcast, Damin Spritzer, PhD, is a full-time Assistant Professor of Organ at the American Organ Institute at University of Oklahoma. American Record Guide says about one of her many CDs: “Spritzer is to be commended for her commitment and dedication to this music. She gives spirited and vigorous performances on the magnificent 1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ in Orléans, France.” She serves as Artist-in-Residence for Cathedral Arts for Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas.
All Artist Series concerts last 90 minutes to two hours with a short intermission, and occur on Tuesdays. All concerts (except the March 24 concert) occur at 2 p.m. in Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Avenue. The March 24 concert occurs at 7:30 p.m. in the Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University.
History of the Artist Series
Organized in 1923, the Artist Series of the Tuesday Musical Club (TMC) is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States. Our audience enjoys premier artists selected from leading performing classical musicians, many of them appearing for the first time in San Antonio. During the past 94 seasons, such preeminent artists as Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Josef and Rosina Lhevinne, Angelika Kirchschlager, Arcadi Volodos, Chanticleer, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Stephen Hough and Lawrence Brownlee have graced our stage.