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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of August 1st, 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 double dose of Korngold with Evelyn Chen (joined by her husband Brinton Smith), a gentle romantic tune from Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a Houston Symphony world premiere recording of music by Christopher Rouse.


Don Quixote – Dulcinea of Toboso & Adventure: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Evelyn Chen, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on September 26, 2011


Five Mystical Songs – III. Love bade me welcome: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Moores School Chamber Orchestra; Charles Stanton, baritone; Jaemi Blair Loeb, conductor

Performed in the Moores Opera House on October 30, 2010


Much Ado About Nothing – Garden Scene: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Brinton Averil Smith, cello; Evelyn Chen, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on September 26, 2011

Christoph Eschenbach, former music director of the Houston Symphony


Flute Concerto – IV. Scherzo: Christopher Rouse

Houston Symphony Orchestra; Carol Wincenc, flute; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Christopher Rouse – Symphony No. 2, Flute Concerto, Phaethon (Telarc 80452)

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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