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Music in the Making

Music For The Springtime

Welcoming the arrival of spring with Frederick Delius and Igor Stravinsky.


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A group of dancers from the original 1913 production of Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps.
A group of dancers from the original 1913 production of Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps. Public domain.

We celebrate the vernal equinox, or the advent of spring, with performances from the Moores School of Music and the Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston!

Music in this episode:

Frederick Delius: Two Pieces for Small Orchestra – I. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, II. Summer Night on the River

Performed by the Moores School Chamber Orchestra under Dominique Røyem at the Moores Opera House on October 26, 2007.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Performed by the Texas Music Festival Orchestra under Franz Anton Krager at the Moores Opera House on June 12, 2004.

This episode originally aired Sunday, March 22, 2015. Catch Music in the Making every Sunday at 7:06 pm on Classical 91.7.


Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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