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)