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Classical Music

Houston Music Highlights: Week Of March 20th, 2017

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

Grammy-nominated, Austin-based cellist Bion Tsang

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 include something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – in the form of Beethoven and Debussy, music by a contemporary American composer, and a cello transcription featured on a made-in-Texas album called The Blue Rock Sessions.



Mélodie in E-flat major, Op. 42, No. 3: Tchaikovsky (arr. Heifetz/Tsang)

Bion Tsang, cello; Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao, piano

The Blue Rock Sessions


Symphony No. 8 in F major – II. Allegretto scherzando: Ludwig van Beethoven


Performed in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater on May 23, 2015



The Fiction Issue (excerpt): Gabriel Kahane*

Brooklyn Rider; Shara Worden, vocals; Gabriel Kahane, vocals

The Fiction Issue

*Aperio: Music of the Americas presents Gabriel Kahane in concert on April 1, 2017.



String Quartet in G minor – II. Assez vif et bien rhytmé: Claude Debussy

Da Camera: Quatuor Ébène* (Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello)

Performed at the Hobby Center's Zilka Hall on April 15, 2011

*Chamber Music Houston presents Quatuor Ébène on March 28, 2017.

Catherine Lu

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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