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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of November 21st, 2016

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


Mercury, the orchestra redefined
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Mercury, the orchestra redefined

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 music by American composers as we approach Thanksgiving, some Baroque music to preview Mercury's upcoming concert series, and a piece perfect for the coming Christmas holiday season!



Thorn-Torn Lips: Robert Berkman

Aperio: Music of the Americas – Stephanie Shih-yu Cheng, piano

Evocaçâo: Musical Images from Latin America


Concerto No. 2 in G minor for 2 violins, cello and strings, RV 578: Antonio Vivaldi – II. Largetto and III. Allegro

Mercury Baroque (now Mercury, the orchestra redefined)

L'estro Armonico, Op. 3 – Concertos for 1, 2 and 4 Violins (KUHF)


Let Us Break Bread Together: African-American Spiritual (arr. Moses Hogan)

Cassandra White, soprano

Remembering the Spirituals (CBW Entertainment)



O magnum mysterium: Morten Lauridsen

Houston Chamber Choir

Performed at the Chapel of the Villa de Matel on December 16, 2012

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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