Classical 91.7

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of November 23rd, 2015

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

WindSync. Photo courtesy of the artists’ website.

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, we feature all American music in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, from Billy Joel and George Gershwin to William Bolcom and Karim Al-Zand, and from sea to shining sea!



And So It Goes: Billy Joel (arr. WindSync)

Summertime: George Gershwin (arr. WindSync)

WindSync – Wind Quintet

WindSync: Common Thread (HPR 629)



Cello Suite No. 1 in C minor – I. Prelude, II. Arioso I: William Bolcom

Norman Fischer, cello

William Bolcom: Complete Works for Cello (Naxos 8.559348)



Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Thomas Dorsey

Houston Ebony Opera Guild’s male quartet (Adavion Wayne & Wayne Ashley, tenors; DuWayne Davis, baritone; Leon Turner, bass.  With John L. Cornelius II, piano)

Recorded in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio, June 2012



Stomping Grounds – III. mbira song: Karim Al-Zand

Brian Connelly, piano; Richie Hawley, clarinet; Eric Halen, violin

Performed as part of Pioneers & Premieres, presented by Context at Duncan Recital Hall on October 25th, 2015