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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of August 29th, 2016

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


Photo of Lang Lang
Courtesy of the artist's website.
Pianist Lang Lang, who will perform at the Moores School of Music on Sept. 15.

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 diverse selection of orchestral and chamber music from notable composers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Petite Suite – IV. Ballet: Claude Debussy

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Alastair Willis, conductor

Recorded at The Church of St. John the Divine on April 5, 2014



Overture to The Marriage of Figaro: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Moores School Chamber Orchestra; Roger Kalia, conductor

Performed in the Moores Opera House on October 26, 2007



Liebestraum (Dreams of Love) No. 3: Franz Liszt

Lang Lang, piano

The Magic of Lang Lang (DG 10774)



Trio in E minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, "Dumky" – Andante Moderato: Antonin Dvorak

Context: Stephanie Chase, violin; Michael Kannen, cello; Brian Connelly, piano

Performed in Rice University's Duncan Recital Hall on February 21, 2016

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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