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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of June 6th, 2016

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


River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in concert at the Church of St. John the Divine

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 music from last year's Texas Music Festival (which kicks off this week!), a commercial release by Ars Lyrica Houston, Chinese folk music arranged by Huang Ro performed by ROCO, and a performance by musicians from the Houston Symphony!



Sonata for Violin and Cello – 2nd mvt.: Maurice Ravel

2015 Texas Music Festival: Kirsten Yon, violin; Lachezar Kostov, cello

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on June 19, 2015


Der hat gesiegt, den Gott vergnügt: Adam Krieger

Ars Lyrica Houston; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Matthew Dirst, harpsichord

Heart & Soul: Devotional Music from the German Baroque (Centaur 3426)


Folk Songs for Orchestra – Love Song from Kang Ding: Huang Ruo

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Recorded at The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX on September 27, 2013


Violin Sonata – II. Ballada: Leoš Janáček

Eric Halen, violin; Scott Holshouser, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on April 20, 2015

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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