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

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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.

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Rescheduled

March 22, 2015

Due to an ice storm on February 28, we have had to reschedule the Bel Air Brass performance for

Friday, April 3, 2015, at 7pm at the Frisco Discovery Center.  

Being from the north (I grew up in Cleveland), I still have a hard time adjusting to Dallas ice storms.  I always think that 1-3″ of ice should be the same thing as 1-3″ of snow…but it’s really not!  If you’re not in Dallas, here’s a quick picture to give you an idea of what we were up against:  

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Pretty, no?  Given that two members of the quintet couldn’t make it out of their driveways, postponing was our best option!  We hope to see you on April 3rd.

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Featured at our silent auction…

March 22, 2015

There are a million people who help make Astraios work, and they are some of the most fascinating and talented people we know.  Lucky for us, they are also incredibly generous, which means the silent auction at our first gala is going to contain beautiful, unique items.  Read more about some of the artists below, and when you get very excited, be sure to buy your tickets to our April 11 gala concert!

 

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Jim Wilson of Le Sange Guitars has been woodworking his whole life.  Inspired at an early age by his grandfather, Jim is an expert at woodturning and has taught classes at the Woodcraft store in Cleveland, Ohio.  He began building musical instruments with harps and hammered dulcimers, and made his first classical guitar two years ago.

Jim handcrafted the wooden banners that make an appearance at every Astraios concert, and is donating three wooden bowls to our silent auction.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0915Bob Jones (Wood Song Carving) is a Professor of Voice at North Dakota State University and has been wood carving for 14 years.   He began  by attending the local carving club meetings and taking classes in chip carving, bark carving, love spoons, and relief carving.  Bob enjoys drawing his own designs for chip carving projects, basing some of his designs on quilt

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