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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of August 15th, 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 an arrangement of Beethoven's outdoorsy Sixth Symphony, an unorthodox trio by Mozart, Russian choral music, and a Baroque solo oboe work from Venice.



Pastoral: Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. WindSync)


WindSync: Common Thread (HPM 629)



Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" – II. Menuetto: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society: Richie Hawley, clarinet; James Dunham, viola; Rodney Waters, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 4, 2015



The Golden Cloud: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Hidden Beauty: César Cui

Houston Chamber Choir; Robert Simpson, conductor

The Houston Chamber Choir: Ravishingly Russian (MSR 1311)

Ravishingly Russian CD cover



Oboe Concerto in D minor – II. Adagio: Alessandro Marcello

The Greenbriar Consortium: Anne Leek, oboe; Molly Hammond, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on February 12, 2013

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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