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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of June 27th, 2016

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


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 exclusively by American composers as we approach the Fourth of July holiday! Make sure you don’t miss out on the Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theater next Monday at 8:30 PM!

Houston Symphony Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre.


Rodeo – Hoedown: Aaron Copland

Houston Symphony; Sergiu Comissiona, conductor

Sabre Dance – Houston Symphony (Pro Arte 250)


An Ante-Bellum Sermon: Henry T. Burleigh, arr. Apollo Chamber Players

Apollo Chamber Players

Blurred Boundaries (Navona Records 6038)


Summer: Thomas Helton

Vladimir Kotsiouruba, violin; Greg Harbar, accordion; Thomas Helton, double-bass

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on July 12, 2005



America, the Beautiful: Samuel A. Ward, arr. Gordon Schuster

The Liberty Bell March: John Philip Sousa

Paragon Brass Ensemble

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on July 1, 2011

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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