Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of March 21st, 2016

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

Presti Trio [L-R: Olga Amelkina-Vera, Lynn McGrath and Valerie Hartzell]

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 pay tribute to National Women's History Month with piano pieces by two distinguished female composers, plus a performance by an all-female guitar trio. Highlights also include an in-studio performance of a Schubert art song, as well as a Rice University performance by an internationally-acclaimed string quartet.



Sicilienne in E-flat major: Maria Theresia Paradis

D'un vieux jardin (Of an Old Garden): Lili Boulanger

Timothy Hester, piano

The Classical 91.7 Sessions: Timothy Hester


A Pavin for Three Viols: Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger, arr. Olga Amelkina-Vera

The Presti Trio: Olga Amelkina-Vera, Valerie Hartzell, and Lynn McGrath, guitars

Presti (KUHF)



Nachtviolen (Evening Violets): Franz Schubert

St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society: Leigh Shipman, soprano; Rodney Waters, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on February 27, 2012



String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18 – II. Menuetto: Ludwig van Beethoven

Jerusalem Quartet: Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler, violins; Ori Kam, viola; Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

Presented by Chamber Music Houston

Performed at Stude Concert Hall (Rice University) on October 21, 2014


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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