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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of April 11th, 2016

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

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 a.m., and then repeat at 1 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m.

This week, we feature wind quintet arrangements of Bernstein's most famous musical, Latin American-inspired music from the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society, some brassy British tunes, and new music from an up-and-coming organization formed by young, local musicians.

CD cover for Sketches, by WindSync
Courtesy of the artists
CD cover for Sketches, by WindSync


West Side Story – Prologue, Maria and I Feel Pretty: Leonard Bernstein (arr. WindSync)



Tres Homenajes: Compadrazgo – I. Scherzo para Sipan: Gabriela Lena Frank
St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society: Frank Huang, violin; Jennifer Owen, violin; James Dunham, viola; Barrett Sills, cello; Rodney Waters, piano
Performed at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on April 1, 2014



Capriol Suite – Basse-Danse: Peter Warlock (arr. Andrew Owenson)
Men of Harlech: Traditional (arr. Gordon Langford)
Houston Brass Band
Houston Brass Band (HBB 1)



Cherries: Samuel Hunter
Prima Volta: Katie Pollock, soprano; Samuel Hunter, piano
Performed at Daniel Recital Hall (Furman University, SC) on August 4, 2013