Artful Women Honoree Joan Weltzien
Joan & Mike weltzien

Joan & Mike weltzien

Ars Lyrica’s 2017-2018 season of Artful Women explores the diverse roles played by women in the musical culture of the 17th and 18th centuries: as muse, heroine, musician, and patron. Each of our six subscription programs at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts has a remarkable story to tell, and we’re very much looking forward to sharing some exceptional music with you.

This season it seems especially appropriate that we honor some of Houston’s leading female philanthropists, especially those who are longtime members of the Ars Lyrica family. Our second concert, Italian Sirens on November 12th thus honors Joan Weltzien.  Join us for this special occasion and reserve your seats at the concert by calling the box office at 713-315-2525.

Joan Weltzien, Ed.D. has been a long-time supporter of Ars Lyrica. She fell in love with the organization the first time she heard Matthew Dirst play and knew she wanted to be involved. Joan served on the Ars Lyrica board and enjoyed helping develop the programming that today draws early music lovers from all over the city. Joan and her husband, Mike, are patrons of a number of Houston performing arts organizations. She has always felt the arts should be as well funded as other interest areas and that to ensure they continue to thrive in our city, it’s everyone’s responsibility to participate, even if that simply means attending a concert or performance. Joan and Mike enjoy travelling extensively to experience arts and different cultures and they’ve met many of their closest friends through locally sponsored performing arts trips. Joan’s loves outside of the arts include her husband, family, her many cherished clients in her psychology practice and her two cats.


Unable to attend? Consider a donation to Ars Lyrica Houston  in Joan Weltzien's name.