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Important Notice - Meeting Cancelled

The HSLBA Meeting for January 16 at Gloria Dei Church at 7 p.m. has been cancelled. We are concerned for the safety of our artists travelling some distance from Houston and for the safety of our members. CCISD School District is already closed all day tomorrow. Stay safe and warm!

We hope to reschedule this wonderful program for the fall. Our next meeting will be February 14 with Social Time at 10:00 a.m. and Program at 10:30. The program will be presented by our Symphony Embedded Musicians. Stay tuned for more information.

Also, at our February program, be ready to buy your Home Tour tickets. Home Tour is April 7 and 8 this year with the Pre-Tour party April 6. We will also have sign ups for docents. Be thinking of how you plan to support the Home Tour this year!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Social: 6:30 PM, Program: 7:00 PM

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Eric Halen, Violin; Scott Holshouser, Piano; Sean Holshouser, Voice

In a special night meeting, we welcome Eric Halen together with Scott Holshouser and his son, Sean, as guest performers.  A superb violinist, Eric Halen is the Co-Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. His playing has been described by critics as “sterling” and “tenderly expressive and dramatic.” A member of the Houston Symphony since 1987, Mr. Halen received his Master’s degree at age 20 from the University of Illinois and became artist teacher of violin at Texas Christian University at  age 23.

Scott Holshouser is the principal keyboardist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the faculty at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. A skilled and entertaining performer, Mr. Holshouser joined the Houston Symphony in 1980. He is a former staff pianist with the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera and presently is the accompanist for the Houston Symphony Chorus, the Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition and the Corpus Christi Young Artist Competition.

Sean Holshouser has been singing and performing for Houston audiences since the age of 9, when he joined the HITS Theater group. He has performed with the graduate students at the Morse School of Music (Harvard), the Houston Symphony, the Alley Theater and the Houston Grand Opera. Known for his exceptional ability to engage his audience and flawless performances, Sean is both an actor and vocal soloist. He favorite roles include Gavroche in Les Miserables and Jesus in Godspell. His recording of “In Dreams” is one of the most popular on YouTube with over 84,000 views.

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.