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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of January 24th, 2016

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

Soprano Ana María Martínez
Soprano Ana María Martínez

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, Highlights include works by two acclaimed Houston composers, plus performances by a superstar pianist and superstar soprano who both have strong ties to our city.



Street Antiphons – I. Driving, in a groove: Pierre Jalbert

Boston Chamber Music Society: Harumi Rhodes, violin; Clancy Newman, cello; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Max Levinson, piano

Performed at Harvard University's Sanders Theater on April 19, 2015.


Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3: Frédéric Chopin

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Chopin: Jon Kimura Parker (Telarc 80147)



String Quintet: thoughts fly – I. Blaze: Richard Lavenda

Chiara String Quartet: Rebecca Fischer, violin; Hyeyung Yoon, violin; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello; with Norman Fischer, cello

Chiaroscuro – Chamber Music of Richard Lavenda (Ravello 7881)


Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre ("I want to live" – Juliet's Waltz): Charles Gounod

Ana María Martínez, soprano; Prague Philharmonia; Seven Mercurio, conductor

Soprano Songs and Arias: Ana María Martínez (Naxos 8.557827)