Beautiful Notes Since 1901 at San Antonio’s Tuesday Musical Club

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Tuesdays have become less stigmatized with the recent advent of Taco Tuesday, but in 1901, Anna Goodman Hertzberg brought her own magic to the second day of the week. She founded the Tuesday Musical Club. At first, members were herself, her sister, and four other musically inclined friends who met at the Hertzberg home weekly to perform for one another and enjoy afternoon tea. By its second year, membership had increased to 15 members and then, expanded annually. In 1949, the present clubhouse was built in Brackenridge Park on land leased from the city; it’s recognizable by the bronze statue on the front lawn.

Beautiful Notes Since 1901 at San Antonio's Tuesday Musical Club

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Currently Texas’s oldest music club for women, the activities of this non-profit still revolve around curated sound. Each year sees four concerts by renowned artists, many of whom are appearing in San Antonio for the first time. These concerts first began in late October 1923. The Junior Tuesday Musical Club was formed in 1924 for students grades 1 through 12, who grow through promotion, study, and performance of music as a fine art. Additionally, each spring since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held for serious students of music who reside or study in Texas. The competition is held in piano, voice, and strings in rotating years.

Beautiful Notes Since 1901 at San Antonio's Tuesday Musical Club

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Artist Series concerts occur on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church and are free for students with proper ID. Full season tickets (four tickets) are available for $75. Tickets are usable at any concert with any comboination. Single tickets for each performance are offered for the price of $25, available on the TMC website or at the door approximately half an hour before the show. Seating is first come, first served. Handicapped seating is also available, and you can find free parking in the church lot.

The club invites the public to their semi-monthly two-hour meetings, featuring musical performances by TMC members, followed by a tea. Keep up online or visit this historical group next Tuesday!