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Encore Houston, Episode 10: Apollo Chamber Players

The Apollo Chamber Players and Erberk Eryilmaz take us on an international musical journey in Europe and the Middle East.



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Apollo Chamber Players

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, we travel to some far off places with the Apollo Chamber Players. From their 2016 concert Of Peace and Protest, they perform Iranian folk songs arranged by Reza Vali, a string quartet by Shostakovich dedicated to “the victims of fascism and war,” music by one of Turkey’s most influential composers, and a world premiere piece that pays tribute to the Syrian city of Aleppo.

  • REZA VALI, Folk Songs, Set No. 11
  • DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
  • AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN, Etude on Irregular Meters No. 5
  • SAYGUN, "Inci" from Inci's Book
  • SAYGUN, Prelude on Irregular Meters No .12
  • SAYGUN, "Fairy Tale" from Inci's Book
  • SAYGUN, Etude on Irregular Meters No. 1
  • MALEK JANDALI, Piano Quintet No. 1, "Aleppo" (World Premiere)
  • Erberk Eryilmaz, piano
  • Performance date: 10/15/2016
  • Originally aired: 3/11/2017


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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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