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)