Classical Music

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
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)