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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of April 4th, 2016

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

Houston composer Marcus Maroney
Courtesy of the artist's website
Houston composer Marcus Maroney

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’s Highlights are as warm and sunny as the weather we've been enjoying in Houston! We'll hear sun-drenched Spanish guitar music, a Brahms symphony from the Summer of 1877, excerpts from Vivaldi's "Summer," plus an exciting World Premiere.



Torre Bermeja: Isaac Albéniz

Grisha Goryachev, guitar

Alma Flamenca (VG 1012)

*Guitar Houston presents Grisha Goryachev April 9.


Symphony No. 2 – III. Allergretto grazioso (quasi andantino): Johannes Brahms

Houston Youth Symphony; Michael Webster, conductor

Performed at Stude Concert Hall (Rice University) on November 7, 2010


Summer – mvts 2 & 3: Antonio Vivaldi

Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined

8 Seasons



Concerto for Chamber Orchestra – II.: Marcus Maroney

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Performed at the Church of St. John the Divine on February 13, 2016

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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