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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of October 31st, 2016

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


Pianist Daniil Trifonov

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 preview a number of upcoming concerts by local groups like Mercury, and visiting artists like Daniil Trifonov and the Jerusalem Quartet!


Acis and Galatea – "Happy we!": George Frideric Handel

Mercury; Ana Treviño-Godfrey, soprano; Karim Sulayman, tenor; Antoine Plante, Artistic Director

Handel – Acid and Galatea (HPR 614)


Julia Florida: Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Valerie Hartzell, guitar

Valerie Hartzell – Ex Tenebris Lux (Soundset 1036)


Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 18: Frédéric Chopin

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Trifonov plays Chopin (Decca 18271)



String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 5, "The Lark" – III. Menuetto and IV. Finale: Franz Joseph Haydn

Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet – Haydn (Harmonia Mundi 901823)

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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