Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 20: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Halvorsen, Shostakovich, and Dvorak’s Dumky Trio.


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Piano quartet for St. Cecilia Chamber Music Soceity
Musicians from the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

This week’s episode of Encore Houston features the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society and their January concert “Dvořák for Dumkies.” Fitting for the title, they do play the famous “Dumky” Trio, as well as music inspired by Handel, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s mercurial Piano Quintet.

  • JOHAN HALVORSEN, Passcaglia on a Theme of G.F. Handel
    • Oleg Sulgya, violin; James Dunham, viola
  • ANTONIN DVOŘÁK, Trio, Op. 90, "Dumky"
    • Sophia Silivos, violin; Barrett Sills, cello; Rodney Waters, piano
  • DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Quintet, Op. 57
    • Sophia Silivos and Oleg Sulyga, violins; James Dunham, viola; Barrett Sills, cello; Rodney Waters, piano
  • Performance date: 1/31/2017
  • Originally aired: 5/20/2017

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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