Tuesday Musical Club "Artist Series"

Artist Series to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
with 2023-2024 Season, featuring Four World-Class Performances.

Tuesday Musical Club’s first Musical Teas occurred in 1923 and evolved into its Artist Series concerts featuring eminent world-renowned artists. It is one of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women in the United States.

All concerts occur on Tuesdays and last from 90 minutes to two (2) hours, with a 15-minute intermission.

Free parking is readily available at all concerts.

 Seating is first come, first served; handicapped seating available. 

FULL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION:   Season passes of five tickets can all be used at this concert, so share the gift of music. On sale HERE and/or at the door approximately one hour before the concert.


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Individual tickets are $30 each and are on sale HERE and/or at the door approximately one hour before each concert.

Students WITH ID always admitted free.

We sincerely thank the following for their underwriting of the Artist Series concerts:  Mattie-Jennie Fund Trust; Marjorie Walthall Fund 2; Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts; Robert & Silvia Ehlers in honor of Elaine Ehlers; Trinity University; Anne & Bruce Johnson; and Barbara & Blair Labatt.

100TH Anniversary Season 2023-2024

March 5, 2024   I   2:00 PM

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee with Kevin Miller, piano

Artist sponsored by Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts;
Concert sponsored by Barbara & Blair Labatt

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Avenue

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. He has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian), and “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR).   Brownlee’s 21-22 season included his role debut in the title role of Rameau’s Platée with Opéra National de Paris and Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri with Opernhaus Zürich. Brownlee’s appeared in Washington National Opera’s “Come Home: A Celebration of a Return” concert to open The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Season. In the 2022-23 season, Brownlee returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöte, and he sings Le Comte Ory with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.   Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, Brownlee emerged as a pivotal voice in classical music’s shift toward digital programming and the resurgence of conversations around racial justice.  His critically acclaimed solo recital program Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that centers on the Black male experience in America today, has toured extensively, including performances at Opera Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and virtual broadcasts throughout 2020. In spring 2021, Brownlee joined The Juilliard School as a Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member. He serves as artistic advisor for Opera Philadelphia, and he also serves as an Ambassador for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited, and is an Ambassador for Opera for Peace. He is a winner of numerous awards and distinctions including “Male Singer of the Year” (2017 International Opera Awards), the Kennedy Center’s Marian Anderson Award, the Opera News Award (2021) and Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. In October 2019, he had the distinct honor of singing at Jessye Norman’s funeral in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia.  Click here for complete bio.

American pianist and collaborator Kevin J. Miller is acclaimed for his dynamically artful performances. Recent collaborations include recitals with international tenor Lawrence Brownlee at Carnegie Hall and Houston Grand Opera, countertenor John Holiday at the Kennedy Center and The Barbican in London, Joseph Calleja and Nadine Sierra at the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as an appearance with Calleja on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series.  "Throughout, pianist Kevin Miller proved a sensitive accompanist, mining the darkness from the Tchaikovsky and Pergolesi songs and adding a pearly-toned accompaniment for the Caldara. Some of his most brilliant playing came in the Massenet, where his heavier touch captured the dark sonorities of the original orchestral accompaniment. His handling of the sprightly accompaniment to the Offenbach aria was light and dexterous." (Boston Classical Review)  ​​This New York native has been on the fast track to success since his days as a student at the Boys Choir of Harlem.  Beginning his musical studies at the age of 8, Miller was a featured soprano soloist, most notably in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Lake George Opera Association’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  ​He studied at the Mannes College of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano.  He continued his studies at the University of Michigan School of Music where he received both a Master of Music degree and the Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Martin Katz.  ​In addition to his formal studies, Miller has been a participant in some of the country’s most prestigious festivals and young artist apprenticeships that include The Tanglewood Institute of Music, Aspen Summer Music Festival, The Cleveland Art Song Festival, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the Glimmerglass Festival.  Click here for complete bio.


Past Concerts in 2023-2024 Centennial Season

October 24, 2023   I   7:00 PM

TMC Artist Series & Temple Beth-El Co-Present the

The Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello

Concert co-sponsored by Mattie-Jennie Fund Trust and The Marjorie Walthall Fund II

Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place

The most sought-after trio in the world, GRAMMY-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The New York Times writes, “There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce."

Whether the Eroica Trio is interpreting the Baroque masters, the power and strength of Beethoven, the jazzy tunes of Schoenfield or the Bluegrass toe-tapping rhythms of Mark O’Connor, their performances are deeply personal and continue to thrill audiences around the world. To quote the San Francisco Examiner, “It has been decades since this country has produced a chamber music organization with this much passion...” 

The trio won the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly successful Lincoln Center debut and has since toured the United States, Europe, Middle East, South America and Asia. While maintaining their demanding concert schedule, the Eroica Trio has released eight critically lauded recordings for Angel/EMI classics Records, garnering them multiple GRAMMY nominations.

The Eroica Trio performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto more frequently than any other trio in the world, having appeared with renowned symphonies such as Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey and Seattle. The trio has performed the work abroad with Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi in Spain, Haydn Orchestra in Italy, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Symphony in Germany.  The Eroica Trio’s recording of the Beethoven Triple with the Prague Chamber Orchestra was so successful it landed this piece on Billboard’s Top 20 for the first time in recording history.

The trio appeared on the German television program "Klassich!" performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Munich Symphony, which was aired throughout Europe. A multi-city tour of North America with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi, culminated in a sold-out performance on the “Great Performers at Lincoln Center” series in Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

The Eroica Trio has appeared on numerous television programs, including ABC's The View, CNN's Showbiz Today, CBS and ABC News, the CBS Morning Show and Saturday Morning, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, Pure Oxygen, Bloomberg TV and Fox's The Crier Report.  Eroica!, a special documentary about the trio and its commissioning of a new triple concerto by Kevin Kaska, premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens and has had multiple airings worldwide. Grand Marnier® created a new cocktail dubbed "The Eroica" which was unveiled for the release of their "Pasión" recording. Chateau Sainte Michelle, a vineyard in Seattle, also named one of its Gold Medal winning Reislings in honor of the trio.  Click here for complete bio.

November 28, 2023    I    7 PM

Olga Kern / Vladislav Kern, Duo Pianists

Sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts;
Concert in honor of Elaine Ehlers by Robert & Silvia Ehlers,
with marketing support from MACSA - Musical Arts Center of San Antonio

Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E Mulberry Ave

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation's great pianists. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years. First prize winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at seventeen, Kern is a laureate of many international competitions. In 2016 she served as Jury Chairman of both the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she also holds the title of Artistic Director.   Kern frequently gives masterclasses and since September 2017 has served on the piano faculty of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

She is the Virginia Arts Festival’s Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music.  She has performed with the Allentown Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Orquesta de Sao Paulo, and the New West Symphony, as well as appearing on US tour with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. She was the guest soloist at the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for Leonard Slatkin’s 75th Birthday Celebration. She will appear in recitals in Orford, Sunriver, Fort Worth (Cliburn), Carmel, San Francisco, Sicily, and Calvia. This October and November, Olga Kern will host her Second Olga Kern International Piano Competition. Click here for complete bio.

Vladislav Kern is a Russian and American pianist, composer and poet.   He is the winner of many international competitions and festivals in Russia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Republic of South Africa and the USA, including the Turec-Bach International Piano Competition in New York and Price Rubin International Competition.  At the age of 12, Vlad moved to New York and continued his education at The Juilliard School of Music - Class of Professor, Doctor Y. Kaplinsky.  One year later he received the prestigious Van Cliburn scholarship—the first time in the history of The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division.  From 2016 to 2019 he was also studying in Italy at Academia Pianistica Internazionale "Incontri col Maestro" di Imola - Class of Professor B. Petrushansky.  A Young Steinway Artist—a program that confers upon a select group of talented musicians the distinction of affiliation with the Steinway Artist family—Vlad was born in Moscow into a family of musicians including his mother Olga Kern.  Vlad has performed in world-known venues including David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (NYC), La Sala Verdi at the Conservatorio di Milano, Konserthuset Stockholm and Grant Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He has collaborated with such musicians as Vladimir Spivakov, Leonard Slatkin, Roberto Minczuk, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Jindong Cai, Giancarlo De Lorenzo and Michael Morgan. Vlad has recordings on radio and television in many countries, including Italy, US, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Since 2013 Vlad promotes improvisation in concerts of classical music and poetry.  In 2022 Vlad opened his own digital music production - "Beat 101 Beat."  In 2023 he is planning to launch "Unity Arts" streaming service for artists of all genres.  Vlad opened a concert season of Popejoy Hall (Albuquerque, New Mexico) after its big break during the pandemic, performing Beethoven’s 2nd Concerto with New Mexico Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Roberto Minczuk.  Click here for complete bio.

February 6, 2024   I   7  PM

Nathan Laube, Organist

Co-sponsored by Trinity University and Anne & Bruce Johnson

Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University

Nathan Laube, organist, is a leading performer and pedagogue who is beloved around the world.  “Nathan Laube, once a ‘rising star,’ is now an international star, and his consummate musicianship is justifiably celebrated worldwide. How fortunate we are that he just happens to be an organist, too” states The Tracker.  His extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents, with appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Maison Radio France in Paris, Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, and the Sejong Center in Seoul.  He has performed in the most famous cathedrals of Europe, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saint-Sulpice in Paris, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, the Berlin Dom and a solo organ recital for the prestigious BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London.  The Diapason says “The tour de force of Laube’s concert was his performance of Maurice Duruflé’s Suite pour Orgue, Op. 5. His playing was flawless, inspired, and for want of a better word, transporting.”  Laube is a regular guest at notable music festivals around the world as a performer and pedagogue.  He has two CD recordings: the Stephen Paulus Grand Concerto on the Naxos label recorded with the Nashville Symphony for which the symphony received a Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium; and a solo recital recording on the Ambiente label recorded at the Stadtkirche in Nagold, Germany.  Many of his live performances have been featured on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams.”  He is currently Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, and is the International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.  Laube is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  He continued his studies at the Conservatoire Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse as a William Fulbright fellow.  He received his master’s at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart.  Click here for complete bio.

March 5, 2024   I    2 PM

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

Artist sponsored by Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts;
Concert sponsored by Barbara & Blair Labatt

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Avenue

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. He has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian), and “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR).   Brownlee’s 21-22 season included his role debut in the title role of Rameau’s Platée with Opéra National de Paris and Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri with Opernhaus Zürich. Brownlee’s appeared in Washington National Opera’s “Come Home: A Celebration of a Return” concert to open The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Season. In the 2022-23 season, Brownlee returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöte, and he sings Le Comte Ory with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.   Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, Brownlee emerged as a pivotal voice in classical music’s shift toward digital programming and the resurgence of conversations around racial justice.  His critically acclaimed solo recital program Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that centers on the Black male experience in America today, has toured extensively, including performances at Opera Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and virtual broadcasts throughout 2020. In spring 2021, Brownlee joined The Juilliard School as a Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member. He serves as artistic advisor for Opera Philadelphia, and he also serves as an Ambassador for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited, and is an Ambassador for Opera for Peace. He is a winner of numerous awards and distinctions including “Male Singer of the Year” (2017 International Opera Awards), the Kennedy Center’s Marian Anderson Award, the Opera News Award (2021) and Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. In October 2019, he had the distinct honor of singing at Jessye Norman’s funeral in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia.  Click here for complete bio.

Please contact us at satuesdaymusicalclub@gmail.com if you want to be added to the Artist Series email notification list. 

 We look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming concerts.   

Anna C. Armstrong, MD • Artist Series Chair

 For more information, contact satuesdaymusicalclub@gmail.com


Donate!

Funding Our Mission: To fund our mission of promoting the performance of music as a fine art by keeping ticket prices low and allowing students for free, please consider these "Giving Levels" to support the Artist Series:

  • CANTABILE Gifts of $1,000 and above
  • PRESTO Gifts of $500 - $999
  • ALLEGRO Gifts of $250 - $499
  • ANDANTE Gifts of $100 - $249
  • ADAGIO Gifts of $25 to $99

Contributors will be noted in the Artist Series programs under the appropriate giving level, if they so desire. All contributions are tax-deductible; call 210-454-7956 or by paying online HERE.

The Tuesday Musical Club will continue to monitor recommendations of the CDC, city/state regulations and Laurel Heights United Methodist Church’s safety protocols, and will act accordingly when concert dates near.


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, including Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Josef and Rosina Lhevinne, Angelika Kirchschlager, Chanticleer, Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Stephen Hough and Lawrence Brownlee.   The schedule for its Centennial Season is found is found here.


Junior TMC

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club gives young people in grades 1 - 12 an appreciation of the beauty of music. This season the Juniors are holding their monthly Saturday meetings by Zoom from September through February to meet, perform and learn from one another. The Juniors' annual competition took place on February 25, 2023; winners performed at the TMC meeting on March 7.

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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 $10,000+ in cash prizes. The  latest competition, focusing on strings, was held March 4, 2023. The next competition, for piano, will be held March 9, 2024.

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General Contact

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


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