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Classical 91.7

Houston Music Highlights: Week of November 30th, 2015

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


Houston Chamber Choir
Photo by Jeff Grass
Houston Chamber Choir performing at The Chapel of the Villa de Matel

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, selections take us from the 17th to the 21st centuries, with a sprinkling of timeless Christmas spirit along the way. Highlights include a Spanish dance, performances by two Houston choral ensembles, and a track from a brand-new CD with a myriad of local connections.



Zarabanda: Gaspar Sanz

Chatham Baroque

Presented by Houston Early Music

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, March 2005


A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 – "This little babe" and "Interlude": Benjamin Britten

Houston Chamber Choir; Paula Page, harp; Robert Simpson, conductor

Performed at the Villa de Matel on December 13, 2008



A Quilter Sampler – Cherry Ripe & Love's Philosophy: Robert Nelson (based on the songs of Roger Quilter)

VOX – The Rob Seible Singers

The Things We Have: Music of Robert Nelson


Gnossienne No. 1: Erik Satie

Sarah Rothenberg, piano

Rothko Chapel (ECM New Series 2378)

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Catherine Lu

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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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