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Houston Music Highlights: Week of November 16th, 2015

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

Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined
Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined

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, Texas musicians take us on a trip to Argentina, Italy, Peru and Austria! Highlights include a tango transcribed for four guitars; Scarlatti performed by the Grammy-nominated Ars Lyrica; a string quartet inspired by Andean folk music; and a famous Mozart serenade.



La Muerte del Ángel: Astor Piazzolla (arr. Alejandro Montiel)

Texas Guitar Quartet

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, February 2011


Cello Sonata No. 2 in C minor – III. Piano and IV. Presto: Alessandro Scarlatti

Ars Lyrica Houston, featuring cellist Barret Sills

Alessandro Scarlatti: Euridice dall'Inferno (Naxos 8.570950)



Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (Coqueteos): Gabriela Lena Frank

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra String Quartet

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, November 2012


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – I. Allegro: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mercury, the orchestra redefined; Antoine Plante, conductor

Mercury: A Little Night Music (KUHF)


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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