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.


Meet Linda White!

September 22, 2014

Linda White will be coming to Texas to help open our 2014-2015 concert series.  Along with classical guitarist Robert Gruca, the two form The Gruca-White Ensemble.  This duo offers an entirely new concert experience by alternating standard flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of Latin, jazz, and rock tunes, and short improvised jams.

Linda was Ruth Ann’s flute teacher in the ’90s and has become a trusted mentor and friend.  (Note:  It’s a great feeling to be able to hire your former teacher!)  She and Bob are currently artists-in-residence at The Music Settlement, a nationally-respected music school in Cleveland, Ohio.  She performs constantly, maintains a private flute studio, leads a flute choir and directs a chamber music program for adult amateurs.  ”I work with a huge variety of ages, levels, and interests in my teaching,” Linda says,  ”but the goal is always to get the technical basics to a level where we can talk about the musical aspects of a piece rather than the technical ones.  This even applies to beginners who are playing very simple pieces.   I play with them a lot (either on flute or piano) so they get used to listening to how the whole piece fits together, which gives them a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, music in general.  It helps them learn how


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!

The concert is free but seating is limited.  Reserve your seat below.


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.

The concert is free but seating is limited.  Reserve your seat below:


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.

The concert is free but seating is limited.  Reserve your seat below.



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,


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