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!
NEW HSBCE BOARD MEMBER!
LESLIE KOEHLINGER RUSS
The HSBCE Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new member as expansion to its board - Leslie Koehlinger Russ
Mike Maine, President of HSBCE, stated "Leslie is a fantastic addition to our board - she brings extensive C-level business acumen, prior and current board level experience from multiple non-profits, and is a trained musician, coached by the legendary Eileen Farrell (opera & jazz).".
Leslie has a
variety of stage experience (opera, musical, oratorio, dinner club, theatre, vocal recitals,
concert band, orchestra, jazz (trumpet), trained dancer (tap, ballet, jazz). Leslie has been a soprano soloist in the following performances:
Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Haydn’s Mass in
Time of War, the Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor, Haydn’s Lord
Nelson Mass, Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella (Rosabella), Mozart’s The Marriage of
Figaro (the Countess).
Mike then stated "Need I say more? We are ecstatic with Leslie's decision to join us, and will enhance our ability to continue the growth of HSBCE, for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of our communities."
Leslie said "I am impressed with the 1st year success of HSBCE as a start-up organization. I'm confident I can contribute in many ways to enlarging its reach, programs, growth, sustainability, and artistic variety. This is my type of challenging FUN!, through personal contribution!".
For More 2019 Events:
NEW HSBCE BOARD MEMBER!
SUSAN ESTELLE KELSO, Ph.D
The HSBCE Board of Directors is pleased to announce another new member to its board - Dr. Susan Kelso.
Susan has a vast repertoire of education, teaching, and performing within the music and performing arts world.
Susan, and husband Peter Dart, HSB Residents, became enthusiastic about HSBCE's cultural enrichment efforts through participation in its events.
Susan stated "The opportunity of HSBCE to truly expand the cultural enrichment of Horseshoe Bay and its surrounding communities is very important to all citizens, businesses, and local governments. I want to ply my experience in the performing arts to assist HSBCE accomplish that - one unique way of my being able to 'give back'".
HSBCE President, Mike Maine, said "With the addition of Susan, as well as Leslie Koehlinger Russ recently, to the board of directors, HSBCE now has extensive performing arts, music, entertainment, arts education, and non-profit experience on board." Mike continued, " We are thrilled with Susan's addition to the board. This now, I believe, equips us across a broad board of directors, with various and relevant talents, to a realistic capability for continued growth, and enable world class artists and events to enrich our community lives."
"Trombones and then Tenors! HSBCE is delivering on great performances, fun, and education. I can't wait for the Fall Season programs!"
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!
Saturday , Sept. 21, 4:30pm - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Horseshoe Bay
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.
Now 1 Performance in Larger Venue!
Sunday, November 10, 4:30pm - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Horseshoe Bay
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.
If you have not seen this group, ask around. Many of your friends around here know them, and have already bought their tickets.
All prior tickets purchases for the 2 performances are honored for the 1 larger performance.
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. Christmas/Seasonal tunes will be played, too!
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, which they subsequently sold.
Sandy then used her network to begin her philanthropic career: starting with the Billy Graham Crusade as well as many Women’s Conferences.
Through the years Sandy and Gary have fed their networking career with numerous Charities and 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!
Leslie Koehlinger Russ, Board Member
Leslie, a DePauw University graduate in music education, continued studying vocal performance with the legendary Metropolitan Opera diva and jazz artist, Eileen Farrell, at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music master’s program. Leslie also has her Master of Business Administration in entrepreneurial studies from San Jose State University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Global Leadership. After an extensive career as a Management Consultant inspired through her experience in start-ups, strategy, corporate development and information technology outsourcing while living in Dallas, Leslie is focused these days on philanthropy. She currently serves on a number of non-profit boards in the performing arts and education, sings with the Church at Horseshoe Bay choir, and is excited to join the HSBCES in championing vibrant cultural programming in the Horseshoe Bay area. An empty nester, she is proud of her three gorgeous, accomplished daughters. She and her husband Don, a business and tax attorney, are thoroughly enjoying the Lake LBJ sunsets!
Susan Estelle Kelso, Ph.D.
Born in San Antonio Susan was constantly active in theatre and music. She graduated from Trinity University and earned her PhD in Dramatic Literature at the University of Kansas. At McNeese State University she was a Professor, Department Head and Director of Theatre until retirement.
Susan and husband of 35 years Peter Dart were drawn back to the beauty of Texas and especially Horseshoe Bay in September 2017. Over the years they have performed together in many stage and film productions and they sing in the Church at HSB choir and he in the Highland Lakes Men’s Chorus. Their daughter Bonnie Cullum is artistic director of Austin’s VORTEX theatre.
As a playwright, Susan has seen her plays produced in Austin and Lake Charles. Her performance of her play, a one woman show “Prairie Fire,” toured four Midwestern states for eight weeks.
As a director Susan has staged numerous productions from Shakespearean tragedies to whimsical farces, to children’s theatre.
Further. Susan has been involved in 13 academic appointments, 18 major creative works, publications, and papers; 13 personal stage performances, directed over 5 live stage performances, garnered 12 Honors & Awards, as well as 8 performing arts and women's advancement grants.
Susan eagerly looks forward to working toward continuing advancement of Cultural Enrichment in Horseshoe Bay, and surrounding communities.
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, Venture Capital 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 - one buyout, and one went public.
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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