Our mission is to bring stimulating, world class entertainment, education, performing arts, music, lectures, excursions, and more - to Horseshoe Bay, TX and surrounding area residents, friends and family, and visitors just like YOU!
The personal enrichment and enjoyment of peoples’ lives through participation in all types of cultural events and activities is the “soul” goal of our organization, its donors, patrons, and its volunteers.
All kinds of opportunities - from enjoying programs & entertainment, to serving on committees, to volunteer and service positions. Join In, and Join Up!
March 10th, 2019
THE UT TROMBONE CHOIR PERFORMANCE WAS A COMPLETE SELL-OUT!!
IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY
Most of our patrons were totally surprised and enrichiched by the performance of The UT Trombone Choir. Many stated "I didn't even know what a 'Trombone Choir' was in the first place"!
All were treated to trombone harmony probably never heard before - everything from Classical, to Sousa march, to UT Jazz Bones, to Texas ballad tunes.
Some remarked "I'd never heard trombones sound like trumpets, or bass horns, or french horns - let alone all put together at once".
"Absolutely unique, enlightening, and entertaining".
Another big hit was when the Director, Professor Nathaniel Brickens, had the students introduce selected musical pieces, giving the patrons descriptions of the author, creation timeframe, and the meaning of the piece the author intended.
Another hit was when Prof. Brickens asked the audience for any questions? One was "at what age did most students begin serious musical/trombone efforts?"
Answer - all trombonist said 6TH GRADE!
Prof. Brickens went on to explain that after "tonette" in 3rd or 4th grade, those interested in music joined a middle-school band.
Watch for forthcoming videos from this and other events.
For More 2019 Events:
THE THREE TEXAN TENORS
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
4:30pm Quail Point Lodge
The Three Texan Tenors - Move over Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti, because here come The Three Texan Tenors! Put on your boots, but also get ready for some Broadway, Pop, Operetta, and Sacred Music.
To give you an idea of the breadth of some of what you'll enjoy:
Texas Medley - Traditional
If Ever I Would Leave You- Lerner / Loewe
Women, Women (From The Merry Widow)- Léon & Stein / Lehár
You Raise Me Up- Graham / Løvland
Stars- Kretzmer / Schönberg
Maria- Sondheim / Bernstein
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You- Peretti, Creatore & Weiss
God Bless the USA- Greenwood
...... and many more
YOU are in for a special treat. Because WE have The Three Texan Tenors from Houston. Andrew Briggs, Eduardo Rahbani, and Leader Chris Holloway, accompanied by pianist, Andrew Schneider.
Be prepared to be thrilled by a trio of magnificent voices as they sing their way into your hearts.
As usual, join us for socializing, wine, and snacks.
From a local MD -
"I just got back from the HSBCE event with the Texas A&M Genetics professor (Dr. David Threadgill) talk. It was excellent, fascinating, and well attended. I enjoyed it a lot!!"
"We attended the May 12, 2018 performance - if Enrichment keeps this level of programs coming, we are IN, big time".
"String quartets and Country ballads together? Who'd thought! But Horseshoe Bay Enrichment pulled it off!"
"This is "Great, great, great! Now I don't have to drive to Austin, stay overnight, or drive back in the dark, and dodge the deer, to get high quality social and cultural events"
"Renowned performances, speakers, musicians, and arts, right here in Horseshoe Bay? Finally? Hip Hip Hooray!"
"This must leave everyone receiving this bulletin, speechless! [sic] [2018 upcoming events and initial 2019 events]. This is a most exciting and intriguing calendar of presentations. Impressive! We are fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy such an offering on our home turf. Thanks to all that have contributed in any way bringing these opportunities to the benefit of the Horseshoe Bay Community. "
"I didn't know Trombones could do all that. I was happy to get a seat - great time, and a great crowd!
Sunday, May 5, 4:30pm Quail Point
Move over Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti because here come the Three Texas Tenors! These boys are the real McCoy, so put on your boots and get ready for your favorite songs from Broadway, Pop, Operetta, and Sacred Music.
A Special Two Night Event!
Saturday, Nov. 2, 4:30pm Quail Point
Sunday, Nov. 3, 4:30pm Quail Point
In 1948, four young men created a sound that forever changed the way vocal jazz harmony was heard and performed. The last original member retired in 1993 - the current young men tour internationally, and amaze and delight the crowds with faithful, yet energetic performances of the original.
Sunday, December 8, 4:30pm Quail Point
Called the "best in the world at what he does" and "the finest pianist" by mega fans and performing arts critics, Doug plays Chopin to standards, Bach to Broadway, the Beatles, Michael Buble, and.......
Doug shines with his ability to capture a song's soul - both vocaly, and at the keyboard.
A little Christmas/Seasonal tunes will be played, too!
Saturday , Sept. 21, 4:30pm -UPTOWN THEATRE, MARBLE FALLS
Mr. Hellmer is Professor of Jazz Music and Piano at the University of Texas.
If you like jazz, OR ever wondered how jazz came about, or what the heck "improvisation" in developing jazz music is , and more - then this interactive piano and lecture performance is for YOU!
Professor Jeff Hellmer, Director of Jazz Studies, brings a wealth of experience as an educator and performer to the UT jazz program. He maintains an extremely active performing and teaching profile, appearing frequently on the central Texas scene as well as throughout the United States at venues ranging from the Litchfield Jazz Festival to the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Twice named a finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, he has performed, taught and adjudicated jazz throughout the United States as well as in Russia and Taiwan. His recording, Peak Moments, was declared an “exciting addition to the modern jazz piano catalog” by the All Music Guide. He has been a soloist and guest conductor with the Dallas Wind Symphony eight times, and has recorded with classical saxophonists Dan Goble and Harvey Pittel.
Mike, a DePauw graduate, was degreed in law by the University of Michigan and practiced with Faegre, Baker, & Daniels for 42 years. He was instrumental in opening the Firm's China offices prior to retirement. He is a Trustee of DePauw University. He then pursued the non-profit and philanthropic world - Indiana Repertory Theatre, Mental Health Assn. of Indiana, and more. In Horseshoe Bay, Mike is President of the HSB Property Owners Assn., serves with the Men of Faith Steering Committee at The Church at HSB, and a Board Member of the local Kiwanis Club. His sweetheart wife, Sue, has continued to claim him for 55+ years! Mike reads music, sings with the Highland Lakes Men's choir, and the Church at HSB choir, and chairs our Program Committee.
At 71, my bio is rather boring, so I will give some highlights :-)
If I had not a loving & understanding wife (Jan) and kids, who put up with our 18 career moves, 10 of those cross county, it is highly probable we would not be retired in Horseshoe Bay. I call the career "ours" because it truly took the whole family.
After under the corporate umbrellas in Sr. management positions for 22 years with Kodak, Maytag, Polaroid, and Foot-Joy we finally mustered the courage to become entrepreneurs for 15 years - being importers of manufactured goods from China, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
We were blessed with great luck & good timing, and fortunate enough to surround ourselves with very talented people.
Now it is time to "give back" - that's why we are part of this organization!
Sandy was at the right place at the right time - HemisFair 1968. Sandy was hired to open the Braniff International Club at the San Antonio Airport where her networking career began by developing personal relationships not only with local companies, but Fortune 500® corporations as well as international companies. She also met the love of her life Gary Howard, a successful attorney who she later married. Gary was Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Law, Fellow in the prestigious International Society of Barristers which is limited to 600 Lawyers in the World. Sandy & Gary opened Howard Consultants in 1974 by this time they both had a large network of companies and personal relationships that made Howard Consultants a very successful company.
In 1990 Howard Consultants was sold. Sandy then used her network to begin her philanthropic career: starting with the Billy Graham Crusade as well as many Women’s Conferences. In Horseshoe Bay, Seton’s Hospital Run for the Roses as Decorations Chair and Gala
Co-Chair along with Cinda Stanley Venetian. And in HSB Cultural Enrichment with Christine Reed on Development Committee. Sandy was one of the 8 women that started Kindred Sisters.
Sandy & Gary Founded the Blues Brothers Party Group. They also were one of the 6 couples at The Church at Horseshoe Bay members that were asked to form FaithBridge Sunday School.
Through the years Sandy and Gary have fed their networking career with numerous Charities, Fundraising.
They both feel that Horseshoe Bay is the perfect retirement community to enjoy with many good friends, who, through the years, have become like Family.
They feel that the “Missing Link” is Cultural events and education, and in their Sunset Years they want to leave Horseshoe Bay a better place than they found it. HSB Cultural Enrichment is the “Missing Link”
John graduated Western Illinois University with a BS in Education, and served two years on the Quincy, Ill. Board of Education in Speech Therapy. John then joined American Express Investment Sales for 7 years, followed by being an investment advisor with Edward Jones from 1971--78. Success with Edward Jones led to become a General Partner responsible for hiring investment advisors from 1978 - 2001.
John is married to the energetic and charming Kay (White) Borota of Horseshoe Bay.
As a result of completely unplanned and fortuitous turn of events, my wife and and I discovered HSB in 2001 and began our transition from Santa Fe, NM. where we lived for 36 years. Time was split between Texas and New Mexico until 2009, when we made HSB our full-time home.
I'm a CPA and owned a Public Accounting practice in Santa Fe. After moving to Texas, I continue practice on a part-time basis with a firm in Marble Falls.
We have two sons with families in Ohio and California; we spend as much time as possible with our grandkids and their respective parents.
In Santa Fe, I was very involved in a variety of arts and other charity organizations, athletic booster club, and the board of directors for several banks, and the hospital.
My longest involvement was with the Santa Fe Chamber Orchestra, so I'm extremely enthusiastic about working with HSB Cultural Enrichment!
As the native Texan of the group, I'm responsible for all things that go right with the organization. I don't know who is responsible for things that go wrong :-o
I started in Information Technology (IT - computers, data, and all that) at the age of 16 when mainframes were the size of your house; "mini-computers" could almost fit in your garage. Was a programmer for 1/2 of my career, then got into sales support, marketing, team leadership, partnerships & alliances, VC investments/funding, mergers, and senior management.
Am blessed with working for two large global hardware & software companies, and four start-up software companies - 1 failed miserably, 1 did kind of OK, and 2 were very successful.
After 23 years with my lovely and supportive wife all over this country, we've made our permanent home here in HSB in 2017. Elizabeth has extensive experience with corporate high-tech and non-profits, and I recently did 3 years non-profit disaster relief field work (floods) with an Austin-based organization.
Maestro Linder is known for his conducting versatility. From Broadway and Symphony through Opera to the Jazz world. Twenty Seasons with Theatre Under the Stars in Houston doing all of the great Broadway genre, Twenty seasons with Houston Civic Symphony doing the best orchestral repertoire, TV Specials for CBS,NBC and PBS with an Emmy nomination for the G&S opera , Princess Ida. Forty seasons with G&S opera in Houston with two awards from the International Festival in Buxton ,England as the Festival’s Outstanding Music Director 1995 and 1998. Two Grammy nominations for jazz CDs he conducted and produced- - and one personal Grammy nomination as Producer of the Year in 2010. Conductor for theatrical shows at 5th Ave theatre Seattle ,Milwaukee Skylight Theatre and Cleveland Opera. One Conducting credit for a movie score. Dean of Fine Arts at Houston Baptists University as well.
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