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 performances by the contemporary music collective, Musiqa; the quirky avant-garde band, Two Star Symphony; local piano legend, Abbey Simon; and musical theatre troupe, Lone Star Lyric.
Two Baudelaire Songs – II. L'invitation au voyage: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Karol Bennet, soprano; Leone Buyse, flute; Michael Webster, clarinet; Lisa Burrell and Sean Wang, violins; James Dunham, viola; Barrett Sills, cello; and Jade Simmons, piano; Tomasz Golka, conductor
Performed at Zilka Hall in the Hobby Center on January 9, 2010
Water: Two Star Symphony
Composed for a 2008 production of Bertolt Brecht's Good Woman of Setzuan, presented by the University of Houston's School of Theatre and Dance
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on August 3, 2015
Miroirs – I. Noctuelles: Maurice Ravel
Abbey Simon, piano
Ravel – Complete Music for Solo Piano (VoxBox 5012)
On the Town – "Ya Got Me": Leonard Bernstein, music; book and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Lone Star Lyric Theater: Kelli Estes, Sarah Brindley, Brian Kosior and Nick Szoeke, vocalists; Jeremy Wood, piano
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on June 28, 2013