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Classical 91.7

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of February 22nd, 2016

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

Imani Winds
Pierre Lidar
Imani Winds [L-R: Jeff Scott, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Monica Ellis, Valerie Coleman, Mark Dover]

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 round out Black History Month with selections, eclectic and inspiring — from a gorgeous oratorio excerpt by the "African Mahler" and a symphony movement by the "Dean of African-American Composers" to performances by distinguished local singers and the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds.



The Atonement (oratorio) — Son of Man and Friend of Sinners: Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Houston Ebony Opera Guild: Imani Anderson and Diana Solomon-Glover, sopranos; Nicole Mitchell, mezzo-soprano; John Cornelius, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on September 17, 2010


Odins Meeresritt (Odin's Sea-Ride): Carl Loewe

Context: Timothy Jones, bass

Performed at Duncan Recital Hall on October 28, 2012



Le Tombeau de Couperin — Prelude: Maurice Ravel, arr. Mason Jones

Imani Winds

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, 2006

His Name So Sweet: Hall Johnson

Jason Oby, tenor; Jane Perkyns, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio, 2006


Symphony No. 1 in A-flat, "Afro-American" — II. Adagio: William Grant Still

Houston Symphony Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

Performed at Jones Hall on March 31, 1995

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

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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