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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of May 30th, 2016

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


Composer Stephen Lias

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

It's an almost all-Russian week of Highlights! We'll hear Houston musicians and friends performing selections by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. A piece by contemporary Texas composer, Stephen Lias, rounds out the week.


Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5: Sergei Rachmaninoff (arr. Anthony Elliott)
Anthony Elliott, cello; Timothy Hester, piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Music for Cello and Piano – Anthony Elliott

Scherzo à la russe: Igor Stravinsky
Houston Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Performed in Jones Hall on May 13, 1996

June – Barcarolle from "The Seasons": Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
Timothy Hester, piano
The Classical 91.7 Sessions – Timothy Hester

Imaginary Folksongs – III. Magic Island and VI. The Three Jolly Pigeons: Stephen Lias
Dan Gelok, alto saxophone; Laura Bleakley, piano
Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 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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