Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week of October 19th, 2015

A preview of the Houston Music Highlights airing on Classical 91.7 this week.

Cover of new CD by Arthur Gottschalk
A newly-released CD by Houston composer, Arthur Gottschalk

Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Classical 91.7! These 6-minute highlights feature local musicians and ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Apollo Chamber Players, and numerous others each week. Houston Music Highlights air at 7 AM, and then repeat at 1 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM.

This week, 20th– and 21st-century music abound! Highlights include a choral piece by a contemporary Norwegian composer; a beloved Bernstein overture via the UH Moores School Symphony; tango on sax; and a track from a new CD of music by a Shepherd School of Music faculty-composer.


Ubi Caritas: Ola Gjeilo

Cantare Houston; Kevin Riehle, conductor

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 5, 2011


Overture to Candide: Leonard Bernstein

Moores School Symphony Orchestra; Franz Anton Krager, conductor

Performed in the Moores Opera House on April 26th, 2014



La Grand Tango (excerpts): Astor Piazzolla

Mario Ciaccio, saxophone; Simone Miotto, piano

Presented by the Foundation for Modern Music

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on April 25, 2011


Requiem: For the Living – George Eliot – Agnus Dei: Arthur Gottschalk

Lauren Snouffer, soprano; Andrea Jaber, alto; St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra; St. Petersburg Chamber Choir; Vladimir Lande, conductor

Requiem: For the Living (Navona Records 6009)


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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