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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:00 AM Social,  10:30 AM Meeting
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Dave Kirk (Tuba) and Neal Kurz (Piano)

Dave Kirk, Principal Tuba for the Houston Symphony, and Neal Kurz, Pianist with the Shepherd School of Music will present the program for the October HSLBA meeting.

Dave Kirk has played tuba with the Houston Symphony since 1982. He was selected for the Houston Symphony during the final year of his undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York City.

In addition to his work with the Houston Symphony, Mr. Kirk teaches at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He serves on the faculties of the Texas Music Festival, the American Festival of the Arts, and he is a teaching artist presented by Young Audiences of Houston.

Neal Kurz has performed extensively as a collaborative pianist, appearing in performance with many of the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music as well as their students. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and then a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan.

Neal has appeared on numerous occasions as a keyboardist with the Houston Symphony, and has accompanied the orchestra on their tour performances in Carnegie Hall and to the UK. He has also worked with contestants of the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition for over 20 consecutive years.

Guests are welcome at the HSLBA monthly meetings.  For membership information, contact Membership Chair Pat Biddle at 281-488-2346.

Gloria Dei Lutheran is located at 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay, 2 blocks south of the Johnson Space Center.

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area (HSLBA) is a dream realized by Fran Strong and Selma Neumann, the first presidents.

Chartered in 1976 under the auspices of the Houston Symphony, its mission is to promote music appreciation and enrichment.

HSLBA presents music programs for all students in CCISD elementary schools.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to enjoy, support or promote the music of the Houston Symphony. Guests are always welcome.

For further information about monthly meetings contact us at 713-724-4961.