Astraios is a national network of chamber musicians working to remove barriers between audiences and performers.

About Astraios

Astraios is a national network of chamber musicians committed to the development of the interaction between musicians and audience members as a way of enhancing creativity and the entire musical experience.


At Astraios concerts, our goal is to make the audience a part of the performance! Join us for Q&A with the musicians, demonstrations on how to listen to a new piece of music, the chance to try out instruments and more…


We need your help! Please join in helping us fulfill our mission of educating audiences and musicians alike! Your support will enable us to bring our programs of education, interaction, and performance to new audiences.


2014-2015 Texas Season

September 4, 2014

This season, join us for three FREE concerts!

Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:00 pm
Frisco Discovery Center
Gruca-White Ensemble

Gruca White Ensemble








The Gruca-White Ensemble are Artists-in-Residence at The Music Settlement, a nationally recognized community music school.  Robert Gruca, Guitar, and Linda White, flute, will present works by Beaser, Leisner and Piazzola…as well as Chick Corea and Van Morrison!


Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:00 pm
Frisco Discovery Center
Orsi Trio

Astraios core musicians (and husband and wife duo) Eric and Claudia Jones will be joined by Karen Hall, cellist with the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:00 pm
Frisco Discovery Center
Bel Air Brass

Trumpeter Daniel Kelly returns for a second concert with Astraios, this time performing with the faculty brass quintet from Texas A&M-Commerce.  Lacey Hays, Mike Morrow, Jimmy Clark and Jeff Baker will make their Astraios debuts.

Seats for all three free concerts are limited.  Reservations are recommended by emailing


In addition, join us for the first-ever Astraios Gala Concert!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:00 pm
Frisco Heritage Center

Enjoy dinner and performances by Brian Zator, Jeremy Reynolds, Emily McKay, Michael Jones, Daniel Kelly, Ruth Ann Ritchie and more.  Join us to help support the future of Astraios programming!  ($50 includes dinner and concert.)




Run-Out Concerts

August 24, 2014

Thanks to a grant from the Frisco Arts Council, Astraios will be taking our concerts to two schools in Frisco this year.

Our projects will begin this fall by working with the students at Centennial High School.  The Cirrus Quartet will be working with the top orchestra there, helping them to prepare a Shostakovich piece for a state competition.  Since we recently programmed the Shostakovich 8th Quartet, we will perform for the students as well as provide coachings on how to approach Shostakovich’s work, how to balance an ensemble, and how to breathe in a phrase.

The Gruca-White Ensemble will be coming to Texas on November 15.  Bob Gruca and Linda White, (Artists-in-Residence at The Music Settlement, a nationally-acclaimed music school in Cleveland, Ohio) will be performing on our regular concert series this fall.  The day before their formal program, they will perform for the entire third grade class at Taylor Elementary School, introducing the young students to the flute and guitar and teaching the students about improvisation.

January will see a return to Taylor Elementary School, with an Astraios showcase being presented to the entire school!  These will be our largest audiences yet, as each and every of the 650 students will get to hear an Astraios concert.  We’ll be showing a variety of instruments and hoping to inspire


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