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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of September 26th, 2016

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

The Ebène Quartet
The Ebène Quartet: (L-R) Raphaël Merlin, cello; Adrien Boisseau, viola; Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin

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 piano works by living composers, as well as performances from Da Camera and MUSIQA, who officially begin their 2016-2017 seasons this weekend!



Five Glimpses for Piano – Elegy & Night Song: David Ashley White

Timothy Hester, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio in 2001 (Elegy) & 2008 (Night Song)



String Quartet in F major – IV. Vif et agité: Maurice Ravel

Da Camera: Ebène Quartet (Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello)

Performed at Zilka Hall in the Hobby Center on April 15, 2011


Hip-Hop Study & Etude in d-sharp minor: Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

Jade Simmons, piano

Revolutionary Rhythm (E1 Music 7760)



Focus – IV. Dapple and V. Embers: Anthony Brandt

MUSIQA: Leone Buyse, flute; Mollie Marcuson, harp; Barrett Sills, cello; Jade Simmons, piano; Sean Wang, violin; Michael Webster, clarinet; Blake Wilkins percussion; Tomasz Golka, conductor

Performed at Zilka Hall in the Hobby Center on January 9, 2010