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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of July 4th, 2016

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


Houston composer Karim Al-Zand

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.

We continue and expand upon the momentum of July 4th with an all-American week of Highlights, featuring music from both North and South America! Selections include works by Houston-based Canadian-American composer, Karim Al-Zand; pioneer African-American composer, Florence Price; and Argentina's Carlos Guastavino, considered the "Schubert of the Pampas."


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Clarinet Sonata – III.: Carlos Guastavino

Aperio: Christian Schubert, clarinet; Michael Zuraw, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 22, 2009



Five Folksongs in Counterpoint – Clementine & Shortnin' Bread: Florence Beatrice Price

Apollo Chamber Players

Blurred Boundaries (Navona 6038)



Studies in Nature – III. Jellyfish (Capriccio): Karim Al-Zand

Museaux Trio: Sydney Carlson, flute; Denise Fujikawa, harp; Brian Quincey, viola

And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind (Albany 1581)

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Catherine Lu

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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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