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Music in the Making

Music For Mother Nature, Part Deux

Another musical journey of the natural world with flora, fauna, and folksy tunes.


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Peacocks and Other Exotic Birds, painted by Jakob Bogdani
Peacocks and Other Exotic Birds, painted by Jakob Bogdani. Public domain.

Explore the nature of humans, plants, and animals with an hour of performances from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Music in this episode:

Jonathan Booker: On Plants and Consciousness

Performed by cellist Courtenay Vandiver Pereira on June 17th, 2015 in the Geary Performance Studio.

Benjamin Britten: Two Insect Pieces – I. The Grasshopper, II. The Wasp

Performed by Anne Leek, oboe and Tali Morgulis, piano on February 21st, 2012 at the Moores Opera House.

Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques

Performed by the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra with pianist Brian Connelly and Larry Rachleff conducting on April 23rd, 2008 in Stude Concert Hall.

Percy Grainger, arr. Merlin Patterson: Lincolnshire Posy

Performed by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra under Franz Anton Krager on December 7th, 2012 at the Moores Opera House.

This episode originally aired Sunday, July 12th, 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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