Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 18: Mercury

Mercury performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Rameau with guest soloist Alexander Weimann.

Mercury concert with Alex Weimann at the fortepiano
Mercury performing with soloist Alexander Weimann and conductor Antoine Plante.

On this episode of Encore Houston, we go back to the group that started it all–Mercury, our very first featured artists on the show. In this season opening concert from 2015, they perform Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony with perhaps a few more surprises than the composer intended. Then, pianist Alexander Weimann joins the orchestra on fortepiano for a Mozart piano concerto, and the concert concludes with a story inspired by Greek mythology through the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

  • FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN, Symphony No. 94 in G major, "Surprise"
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
    • Alexander Weimann, fortepiano
  • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance date: 10/10/2015
  • Originally aired: 5/6/2017

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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