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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of February 8th, 2016

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

Houston Ebony Opera Guild
St. John Flynn
Houston Ebony Opera Guild singers [L-R]: DuWayne Davis, Adavion Wayne, Wayne Ashley and Leon Turner

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 continue our celebration of Black History Month with selections by the distinguished arranger of spirituals, Henry T. Burleigh; the father of black gospel music, Thomas A. Dorsey; and a performance by local powerhouse pianist, Jade Simmons. Plus, we hear a poetic traditional Chinese tune in honor of the Chinese New Year, which begins this week!



Six Plantation Melodies – Negro Lullaby: Henry T. Burleigh

Apollo Chamber Players

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


Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Thomas A. Dorsey

Houston Ebony Opera Guild: Adavion Wayne, tenor; Wayne Ashley, tenor; DuWayne Davis, baritone; Leon Turner, bass; John Cornelius, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on June 21, 2012



Moonlight over the Spring River: Traditional

Sherry Hu, guzheng (Chinese zither)

Pamela Du, pipa (Chinese lute)

Presented by Houston Young Artists' Concert

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on January 18, 2012


Etude Fantasy for Solo Piano – Etude No. 4 – Ornaments: John Corigliano

Jade Simmons, piano

Revolutionary Rhythm – the Rhythm Project (Koch International Classics)

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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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