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Music in the Making

American Classics

A post-Independence Day celebration of two works by famous American composers.

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The Susquehanna River running through Bradford County, Pennsylvania
The Susquehanna River running through Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli.

Enjoy two quintessential American works by two quintessentially American composers, performed by participants at the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and students from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University! 

Music in this episode:

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto

Performed by Elmar Oliveira, violin with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra under Barry Jekowsky on July 3rd, 2009 at the Moores Opera House.

Aaron Copland: Applachian Spring Suite

Performed by artists from the Shepherd School of Music under Levi Hammer on November 14th, 2004 at Duncan Recital Hall.

This episode originally aired Sunday, July 5th, 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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