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Classical 91.7

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of December 7th, 2015

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


Don’t miss Mercury’s performance of Handel’s “Messiah” this weekend! Image courtesy of Mercury’s 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.

For the next three weeks our Highlights will be celebrating the holiday and winter season with tunes from all cultures and regions. This week, we have works to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah, a selection from Handel's famous Christmas classic Messiah, and Christmas carols from around the world performed by the Paragon Brass Ensemble.



Overture on Hebrew Themes: Sergei Prokofiev (arr. WindSync)

WindSync – Wind Quintet

WindSync: Common Thread (HPR 629)


Messiah – "And he shall feed his flock": George Frideric Handel

Mercury Baroque

Performed in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on December 9, 2011



Music of Hanukkah: Arr. Anne Albritton (words by Linda Swears)

Gay Men's Chorus of Houston

Grateful: Holiday Collection by the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston (Rondo Records 1203)



Il est né, le divin Enfant; Fum, Fum Fum; and Jingle Bells

Paragon Brass Ensemble

Performed in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on December 20, 2010

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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