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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of May 23rd, 2016

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


Album cover for Valerie Hartzell’s Ex Tenebris Lux.

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, we feature chamber music from a local pianist, choral tunes from Russia and Hungary, and a classical guitar classic from Spain!



Des Pas Sur La Neige (Footprints in the Snow): Claude Debussy

Houston New Arts Movement: Adam Clay, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on March 15, 2016



The Ruins of the Tower: Sergei Taneyev

Houston Chamber Choir

Ravishingly Russian (MSR 1311)



Esti Dal (Evening Song): Traditional Hungarian (arr. Zoltan Kodaly)

The King's Singers

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in 2006



Recuerdos de la Alhambra: Francisco Tárrega

Valerie Hartzell, guitar

Valerie Hartzell – Ex Tenebris Lux (Soundset 1036)

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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