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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of August 22nd, 2016

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


Soprano Anna Diemer; Friday’s Houston Music Highlight features her performance of a piece by local composer, Joshua Zinn.

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 an international journey of music by Spanish, French, Italian and American composers! Not just any American composer, but a rising young local composer – HPM's own Joshua Zinn, a native Texan and graduate of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music.



"Evocacion" from the "Suite Iberia": Isaac Albeniz

Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in 2007


Violin Sonata No. 2 – II. Blues. Moderato: Maurice Ravel

Eric Halen, violin; Scott Holshouser, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on April 20, 2015



Fantasia sulla Cavalleria Rusticana (excerpt): Pietro Mascagni-Calogero Di Liberto

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in 2007



A Many-Coloured Dome of Glass – III. The Road to Avignon: Joshua Zinn

Anna Diemer, soprano; Hailey Darnell, piano

Performed at the University of Houston's Dudley Recital Hall on April 26, 2015

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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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