Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 19: Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica performs music of Beethoven, J.C.F. Bach, and Jean-Marie Leclair with special guest soloists.


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Thomas Meglioranza performing with Ars Lyrica and keyboardist Matthew Dirst
Thomas Meglioranza performing with Ars Lyrica and keyboardist Matthew Dirst

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, Ars Lyrica performs one of the very first song cycles, a ghastly piano trio, a melodrama about a man who falls in love with his own sculpture, and a French violin concerto inspired by the Italian style. Baritone Thomas Meglioranza and violinist Adam Lamotte are the featured soloists in this concert titled Classical Spectres.

  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, An die ferne geliebte
    • Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
  • BEETHOVEN, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"
    • Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
  • JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 7, No. 1
    • Adam Lamotte, violin
  • Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director and keyboardist
  • Performance date: 4/2/2017
  • Originally aired: 5/13/2017

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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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 HPM 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 for Houston...

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