How it All Began

While working as nurses at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, both Gaylynn and Angi’s interest in classical music laid the groundwork for the close friendship that developed between Eric, Angi, Gaylynn, and her husband, Dr. Joel Kneitz.  Over the years, Gaylynn has hosted several Soirées - many in her home - which featured Eric and his colleagues performing chamber music in the type of environment for which it was written. During a weekend in Galveston, these four friends conceived the idea of creating a chamber music series where the warm intimate home environment for which chamber music was originally written would be - as closely as possible - recreated.   With good fortune, and the wonderful support of many Houstonians and colleagues, our night in Galveston, has become a reality with the creation of Musica Tra Amici.