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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of July 11th, 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 a number of works from the standard repertoire like a Chopin nocturne, chamber music by Brahms, and Mozart's famous serenade, plus a more recent work commissioned by Houston Grand Opera!


Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2: Frédéric Chopin

Timothy Hester, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in July, 2008


Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major – III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante): Johannes Brahms

Context: Stephanie Chase, violin; Brian Connelly, piano

Performed at Rice University's Duncan Recital Hall on January 24, 2016



Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) – "Quieres Bailar? (Do You Want to Dance?)": Jose "Pepe" Martinez

Houston Grand Opera: Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; John Cornelius, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on August 21, 2012

Houston Grand Opera's 2010 production of Cruzar La Cara De La Luna.
Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera’s 2010 production of Cruzar La Cara De La Luna.



Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – IV. Rondo: Allegro: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mercury, the orchestra redefined; Antoine Plante, conductor

A Little Night Music (KUHF)

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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