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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of May 16th, 2016

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


Divisi Strings in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio

Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Houston Public Media Classical! 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 covers of Prince hits, as a tribute to the late, great pop artist and musician. Plus, we celebrate National Chamber Music Month with performances by two acclaimed local groups — Context, from whose recent season-finale concert we'll hear an excerpt; and Apollo Chamber Players, which has a concert this Sunday!



When Doves Cry: Prince (arr. Jacob Barton)

Divisi Strings

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 11, 2016


I Feel For You: Prince (arr. Adam Clay)

Adam Clay, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 12, 2016



Four Japanese Folk Songs – Yagibushi: Hajime Komatsu

Apollo Chamber Players

Blurred Boundaries (Navona 6038)



Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano – II. Pantoum (Assez vif): Maurice Ravel

Context: Axel Strauss, violin; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello; Brian Connelly, piano

Performed in Rice University's Duncan Recital Hall on March 20, 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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