Chamber Music

Out of the Chamber: Part One

An exploration of chamber music in the pop world

These days, some musicians are blurring the lines between pop and chamber music – and bridging audiences of two distinctly different genres in the process.

In honor of National Chamber Music Month, Houston Public Media’s Amy Bishop explores the “other” side of chamber music with arrangements of contemporary rock and pop songs. Here’s what’s on Part One:

  1. Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance,” Vitamin String Quartet
  2. Lady Gaga: “Alejandro,” Vitamin String Quartet
  3. Lady Gaga:  “Paparazzi,” Dallas String Quartet
  4. The Beatles: “Yesterday,” Dallas String Quartet
  5. The Beatles: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Ofra Harnoy and the Armin String Quartet
  6. The Beatles: “Norwegian Wood/ For No One,” Ofra Harnoy and the Armin String Quartet
  7. Bach (arr. The Piano Guys): The Cello Song, The Piano Guys
  8. Pachelbel (arr. The Piano Guys): Rockelbel’s Canon, The Piano Guys
  9. A Perfect Circle: “3 Libras,Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz
  10. Radiohead: “Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi,” Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz
  11. Coldplay: “In My Place,” Dallas String Quartet
  12. Coldplay: “Clocks,” Dallas String Quartet
  13. Coldplay: “Viva la Vida,” Vitamin String Quartet
  14. The Beatles: “Eleanor Rigby,” Ofra Harnoy and the Armin String Quartet

Part two of “Out of the Chamber” airs Thursday, May 29th at noon and 10 pm on Houston Public Media, Classical 91.7.

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