Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of July 25th, 2016

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

ROCO String Quartet
2012 ROCO String Quartet in the Geary Performance Studio. L-R: Ertan Torgul, violin; Evan Price, violin; Eric Gaenslen, cello; Rita Porfiris, viola

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, it’s double the Houston-connection! Highlights showcase Houston musicians recorded at Houston Public Media. Selections reflect the city’s diverse musical landscape, including German-Romantic chamber music, Argentine tango, British comic operetta, and a trio for the African drum known as the djembe.



Sonata for Violin & Piano in F major – 3rd mvt.: Felix Mendelssohn

Uri Pianka, violin; Timothy Hester, piano

Franck & Mendelssohn: Violin Sonatas (Roméo Records 7272)

Recorded in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio, January 2008



Four, for Tango: Astor Piazzolla

ROCO String Quartet

Performed in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio on November 1, 2012



Princess Ida – Selections: Arthur Sullivan (music) & W.S. Gilbert (libretto)

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston: Stuart Aron, Dennis Arrowsmith, Alistair Donkin, Josh La Force, Megan Stapleton, and Yoojin Lee (piano)

Recorded in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio on July 26, 2016



Okho: Iannis Xenakis

MUSIQA: Blake Wilkins, Craig Hauschildt, Alec Warren, djembes

Performed in HPM’s Geary Performance Studio on May 18, 2010


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

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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