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Music in the Making

Bustin’ Rhymes

Learn about the verses that inspired composers in this National Poetry Month edition!


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Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky in 1921. Photograph by Robert Regassi. Public domain.

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with performances from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston!

Music in this episode:

Igor Stravinsky: In Memoriam Dylan Thomas

Performed by AURA Contemporary Ensemble on November 14, 2011 in the Moores Opera House.

Mary Carol Warwick: The Ike Cycle

Performed by oboist Anne Leek and the Greenbriar Consortium on August 31, 2010 in the Moores Opera House.

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mysterical Songs

Performed by AURA Contemporary Ensemble on October 31, 2010 in the Moores Opera House.

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre

Performed by organist Ken Cowan on November 2, 2012 in the Edith Baytes Organ Hall.

This episode originally aired Sunday, April 5, 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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