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Houston Music Highlights: Week of February 1st, 2016

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

Branford Marsalis at the London Jazz Festival, 14th Nov 2014, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Branford Marsalis at the London Jazz Festival, 14th Nov 2014, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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 celebrate Black History Month with music by pioneering composers like Florence Price and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and great performers like saxophonist Branford Marsalis, pianist Awadagin Pratt, and baritone singer Timothy Jones!

 

Tuesday

Five Folksongs in Counterpoint – Calvary: Florence Price

Apollo Chamber Players

Recorded in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio on September 19, 2014

 

Wednesday

Arabesque No. 1: Claude Debussy

The English Chamber Orchestra and Branford Marsalis, saxophone; Andrew Litton, director

Branford Marsalis – Romances for Saxophone (CBS/Sony 42122)

 

Thursday

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659: Johann Sebastian Bach-Ferruccio Busoni

Awadagin Pratt, piano

Recorded in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio on May 1, 2009

 

Friday

6 Sorrow Songs – “Oh what comes over the sea”: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Five and Twenty Sailormen: Samuel Colridge-Taylor

Timothy Jones, baritone; Katherine Ciscon, piano

Performed at the Moores Opera House on October 5, 2012

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