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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of October 3rd, 2016

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


Composer Caroline Shaw

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's Highlights time-travel from the French Baroque period to the 21st century! We kick off the week with a performance of Rameau by Mercury and then feature works by three contemporary American composers – John Mackey, whose music will be presented this Friday by the Moores School Wind Ensemble; Houston pianist-composer, Kris Becker; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw, who is a graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.


Les Indes Galantes – Selections: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes – Jean-Philippe Rameau (HPR 625)

High Wire: John Mackey
Florida State University Wind Orchestra; Richard Clary, conductor
Single – John Mackey: High Wire


Meltaway: Kris Becker
Kris Becker, piano
Expansions (Frozen Heat 1201)


Cant voi l'aube: Caroline Shaw
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano and Brooklyn Rider
so many things (naïve 5436)

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

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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