Classical Music

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 Deimer
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