THE TUESDAY MUSICALE OF PASADENA was founded to promote the knowledge, performance, and enjoyment of music by its members and to promote interest in music throughout the Pasadena community.
TUESDAY MUSICALE (TM) was founded in October 1914 by twenty-three active women musicians. Their purpose was to perform for each other, to increase the musical knowledge of its members and to promote interest in music throughout the community. The club has since grown to an organization of over one hundred members, with the same goals as set forth by the founders. More than two-thirds of the members are active performing musicians; the remainder are nonperforming music appreciation members.
Tuesday Musicale presents a public recital featuring members on the first Tuesday of each month from October through June at 12:30 pm in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library. The performers represent each of the section of the organization: Piano Solo, Piano Ensemble/Instrumental Solo, Chamber Music, Voice and the Sunday Section. The sections meet each month and provide an opportunity for musicians to gather, receive coaching and perform for one another.
Tuesday Musicale also organizes and sponsors a Tuesday Musicale Juniors program whose purpose is to encourage young people in their study of music and to give them opportunities to take part in organized musical activities and appear on musical programs along with their fellow members. A scholarship fund is maintained by Tuesday Musicale to further encourage and aid talented young musicians.
Tuesday Musicale is the sponsor of Crown City Symphony, a fifty-five member community orchestra founded in 2002 and conducted by Dr. Paul Sherman that performs free concerts that are open to the public.
Tuesday Musicale is a co-sponsor with the Pasadena Public Library of the Second Sunday Concert Series. Second Sunday Concert was founded in 1983 by Lillas Gilbert Jones and Barbara Ebert for the purpose of bringing quality live classical music to the public.