Celebrating Our
10th Anniversary Season!

About Astraios

Astraios produces world-class chamber music concerts built around innovative and engaging audience interaction.  


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Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:31

Just how do you move a harp?

Harp profile

After our December concert presenting the New Houston Harp Ensemble, we had multiple questions about just how harpists move a harp.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:28

New Houston Harp Ensemble

Harp sound check

New Houston Harp Ensemble

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:44

Meet Christopher!

Christopher City Council 1

Read on to learn more about Christopher Curtis, the beloved host of Astraios concerts!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:12

Gruca White Ensemble

Bob Gruca and Linda White of the Gruca White Ensemble helped us kick off our 10th anniversary in great style! 

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 16:12

Kimberly DeRosa

Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She has performed occasional concerts with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, TUTS, Fort Worth Symphony and Dallas Wind Symphony. Celebrity concerts include Frank Sinatra, Jr., Bernadette Peters and The Moody Blues. Ms. DeRosa is founding director of Houston Summer Harp Festival, adjunct instructor of harp at Howard Payne University and Harp Instructor at McKamy MS in Lewisville, TX. Her private teaching studio is located near Lake Dallas. Her students have won competitions and acceptances into prestigious universities and conservatories. She earned her BM at Southern Methodist University and completed her graduate studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. CD recordings (www.cdbaby.com): “Tidings of Joy” and “Zero Hour”. www.kimberlyderosa.com

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 16:10

Danielle Harmon

Danielle Harmon holds a Bachelors and Masters in Music, both from the University of North Texas, majoring in performance on the harp. During her Masters degree, Danielle was one of the winners in the 2009-2010 Concerto Competition at the University of North Texas. Since graduation, Danielle has performed in regional ensembles with increasing frequency. She held the principal harp position with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra for the 2011-2012 Season, and has played with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Pine Bluff Symphony in Arkansas, and Brazosport Symphony in Lake Jackson, Texas. In 2012, Danielle has performed flute and harp chamber music concerts throughout the state of Texas. She is the harpist for the Lone Star Wind Orchestra since their Inaugural Season in 2006.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 16:08

Susanna Campbell

Susanna Campbell is a passionate and experienced music educator and performer based in Houston, Texas.  Recent concert highlights include the world premiere of Gary Schocker’s Heaven’s Above for the American Harp Society’s National Conference, and the debut concert of AURORA – a harp, flute, and cello ensemble embracing classical repertoire while championing contemporary music by emerging composers.

Susanna holds a Master's Degree in Harp Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University and is principal harpist with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra, Houston Civic Symphony and the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra.  In addition to performing, she maintains a private harp and piano studio and takes great delight in training and mentoring young musicians.  Susanna also teaches music classes at Lone Star College and is on faculty at the Houston Summer Harp Festival. 

Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:55

10th Anniversary Season

It's hard to believe, but 2017-2018 will be Astraios's 10th anniversary season. From our first concert in Colorado, where the musicians were famously paid only in cookies, we have come so far! 

Saturday, 29 April 2017 21:57

2017-2018 Season

Join us for our

10th Anniversary Season!

All concerts at Expedition Frisco
9073 Berkshire Drive
Frisco, TX 75033

Thanks for joining us for the New Houston Harp Ensemble! Next up:


Friday, February 2, 2018
7:30 pm
Brian Zator, Marimba & Jessica McCormack, Soprano

                       index   McCormack 2016

International marimba soloist Dr. Brian Zator returns, and will be joined by Dr. Jessica McCormack, soprano, who is Associate Professor of Voice at Indiana University-South Bend.
Program includes John Cage's "The Wonderful Widow of 18 Springs," John Dowland's "Flow My Tears," and a world premiere arrangement of Minoru Miki's "Ashita Mata."


Friday, March 23, 2018

7:30 pm
The August Winds
Ruth Ann Ritchie, Flute; Natasha Merchant, Oboe;
Marianne Shifrin, Clarinet; Michael Jones, Bassoon;
Jonathan Kuhns, Horn

The August Winds group shot

One of Astraios's founding ensembles! The August Winds have been performing since 2000, when they met as freshmen at Indiana University.
They'll be joined by Libby Vantta to perform Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet.


Our 10th Anniversary Season is Sponsored by 

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:19

DFW Brass Concert

On March 25, Astraios was thrilled to present the DFW Brass at St. Francis of Assisi Church here in Frisco. Adam Miller and Lacey Hays, trumpets, Heather Suchodolski, horn, Jon Hinton, trombone, and Carl Kleinsteuber, tuba, performed works that covered everything from Renaissance fanfares to a country rock ballad. 

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