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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of March 7th, 2016

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


Pianist Abbey Simon

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

Two Star Symphony

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

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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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