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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of February 20th, 2017

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


Pianist Lura Johnson and flutist Christina Jennings

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 feature Houston (and Houston-affiliated) musicians performing an eclectic range of chamber music – from a piece by contemporary African-American composer, Jeffrey Mumford, to a concerto by Houston composer, Marcus Maroney, plus works from Brazil and Austria. Also noteworthy is the fact that you have opportunities to hear all of this week's featured ensembles live in concert, in the coming days in Houston!



an evolving romance: Jeffrey Mumford

Christina Jennings, flute; Lura Johnson, piano

The Jennings-Johnson Duo (ConcertArtists 13301)


Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 – Dança (Martelo): Heitor Villa-Lobos

Aperio, Music of the Americas; Ana María Martinez, soprano

Performed at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater on February 2, 2016



Concerto for Chamber Orchestra – Mvt. 3: Marcus Maroney

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Performed at The Church of St. John the Divine on February 13, 2016



Trio in G major for flute, cello, and piano – II. Andante: Franz Joseph Haydn


Performed at Rice University's Duncan Recital Hall on January 22, 2017

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Catherine Lu

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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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