2024 - 2025 Season

All concerts listed will take place at the MATCH. To learn more or purchase tickets to each concert individually, in the month of  the concert, or  support Musica Tra Amici by purchasing season tickets!

3400 Main St, Houston, TX
(713) 521-4533

Please join us for our 11th Season!

November 24, 2024
Timeless Trios

Internationally renowned concert pianist Evelyn Chen joins Musica Tra Amici artistic co-directors Eric Halen and Brinton Averil Smith to perform Beethoven’s legendary Archduke Trio, considered by many to be one of the greatest of all piano trios, and Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Trio élégiaque No. 1.

January 26, 2025
Return of the Next Generation!

Brittany Halen, Sean Holshouser and Calista Smith, joined by pianist Scott Holshouser, return for a new edition of one of Musica Tra Amici’s most popular programs. These three young singers, already seasoned professionals, will present a varied program ranging from virtuosic classical arias to Broadway favorites in an evening of beauty, enchantment and laughter.

March 23, 2025
Bohemian Rhapsodies

Eric Halen, violin, Boson Mo, violin, Evelyn Chen, piano, and Brinton Averil Smith, cello.
The small region of Bohemia in central Europe produced some of the most remarkable and unique voices of the Romantic era, imbuing their music with a distinctive national flavor that became celebrated around the world. In this concert we explore their milieu with works of Janáček, Smetana and Suk, culminating with Dvořák’s beloved Piano quintet.

May 11, 2025

Yoonshin Song, violin, Tong Yan, violin, Joan DerHovsepian, viola, and Brinton Averil Smith, cello
For Mother’s Day, we present one of the greatest and most sublime pieces of chamber music ever written, Schubert’s cello quintet. An all star ensemble including Houston Symphony concertmaster Yoonshin Song, principal violist Joan DerHovsepian and principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith will perform one of the works that is closest to our hearts, in this program celebrating Schubert’s genius.

Past Events
The Return of Ayke Agus

May 19, 2024

Jascha Heifetz’s former student and piano accompanist is one of the leading exponents of the romantic style. Ayke will return to Houston to perform works that she played with Mr. Heifetz and discuss the art of interpretation.

Past Events
From Europe to Hollywood

March 17, 2024

A concert tracing the journey of the exiled romantic composers who fled Nazism and war in Europe and made their home in Los Angeles. Featuring Brinton Averil Smith, Evelyn Chen, Joan DerHovsepian, Tong Yan, and Yoonshin Song, in Korngold’s emotionally transfixing Piano Quintet. Special guests include Calista Smith – Soprano, and Brittany Halen – Mezzo Soprano.

Past Events
The Houston Symphony’s
Bad Boys of Cello Ride Again!

January 28, 2024

One of the best cello sections in the world will share both beautiful music for cello ensemble and their irreverent humor.

Past Events:
The World of Johannes Brahms

November 12, 2023

Exploring works from the span of Brahms’ career, including the dramatic c minor piano quartet and rarely heard works for vocal quartet Featuring: Eric Halen, violin, Brinton Smith, cello, Sheldon Person, viola, Evelyn Chen, piano, and  Members of the Houston Symphony Chorus