A key part of the mission of the Houston Viola Society is to connect with and engage our community. As part of that mission we sponsor recitals, help facilitate our biannual Viola Day, spread the word about viola related events, and partner with schools and other organizations to provide educational opportunities to student violists.
Celebrating viola performance is at the heart of our organization. HVS sponsors recitals covering a wide range of styles and genres. Past recitals have ranged from the celebration of works written for viola in 1919 to the unconventional celebration of viola music in a unique venue. We are working on plans for recitals for the 2020-2021 season.
Our biannual viola day events bring together all of HVS’s initiatives: education, performance, and community. In past viola days we have offered masterclasses, recitals, lectures, yoga, and workshops. Looking forward to Viola Day 2021.
The Houston Viola Society is committed to reaching underserved students throughout the Greater Houston area. HVS is working to establish partnerships with Title 1 HISD East Area schools, Meyerland PVA, and several universities. If your school or organization is interested in working with HVS to create additional residencies, please send us a message through our Contact page.
Violists of all levels are welcome with HVS. In 2019 we started hosting hobbyist events. These events include reading chamber music and engaging with aspiring and professional violists. We would love to connect with more hobbyist violists in the 2020-2021 season.