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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of August 8th, 2016

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


Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo-Soprano
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Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo-Soprano

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 celebrate the voice! Highlights include an English madrigal, plus Brazilian love songs, performed by acclaimed local singers. In addition, we hear pieces by Vivaldi and Brahms, recorded by two of the city's finest orchestras.



Autumn – 1st mvt.: Antonio Vivaldi

Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined

Mercury: 8 Seasons


Clear or Cloudy Sweet as April Showering: John Dowland

Ars Lyrica Houston; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Zachery Averyt, tenor

Performed at Zilka Hall in the Hobby Center on February 12, 2016



Symphony No. 1 in c minor – 3rd mvt.: Johannes Brahms

Houston Symphony; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

The Houston Symphony: Brahms – Symphonies 1 & 3 (Virgin 61226)



"Acalanto da rosa" (Lullaby of the rose) and "Luar do meu bem" (Moonlight of my love): Cláudio Santoro

Aperio: Yuri Maria Saenz, soprano; Michael Zuraw, piano

Performed in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on November 5, 2012

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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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