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Music in the Making

Music For Mother Nature

Music inspired by the beauty and fury in the natural world around us, including a new composition from the University of Houston!


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Another hour of great 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:

Adam Plantz” “A Clear Midnight” and “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”

Performed by selected vocalists from the University of Houston. This performance was given on May 16th, 2015 in the Moores School of Music’s Organ Recital Hall.

Peter Lieuwen: Astral Blue

Performed by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Franz Anton Krager. This performance was given on February 21st, 2008 in the Moores Opera House.

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis

Performed by the Texas Music Festival Orchestra on June 19th, 2004 in the Moores Opera House.

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Performed by the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Larry Rachleff. This performance was given on February 6th, 2009 in Stude Concert Hall.

This episode originally aired Sunday, May 31st, 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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