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Encore Houston, Episode 30: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston celebrates the legacy of Don Quixote with music from the 15th to 18th centuries.


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Musicians on stage at Ars Lyrica concert Don Quixote's Excellent Adventures
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Soprano Dominique McCormick sings with musicians from Ars Lyrica in concert at Zilka Hall

On our latest episode of Encore Houston, we delve into the adventures of Don Quixote! This famous knight, known for his steadfast ineptitude, is from Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century work El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. This concert by Ars Lyrica Houston presents the Don’s story through a few unrelated pieces, but also some selections specifically inspired by his shenanigans, with soprano Dominique McCormick as special guest soloist.

  • ANONYMOUS, Propiñan de Melyor
  • JUAN DEL ENCINA, Si habrá en este baldrés
  • HEINRICH SCHMELZER, Die Fechtschule
  • JOSÉ MARIN, Aquella Sierra Nevada
  • GASPAR SANZ, Folia & Canario
  • JUAN HIDALGO, Esperar, sentir, morir
  • ANONYMOUS, Folia
  • HENRY PURCELL, “Lads and Lasses” from incidental music to Don Quixote, Z 578
  • PURCELL, “From Rosy Bowers” from incidental music to Don Quixote, Z 578
  • JAN DISMAS ZELENKA, Hypocondrie
  • JOSEPH BODIN DE BOISMORTIER, Excerpts from Don Quichotte chez la duchesse
  • GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, Don Quixote Burlesque
  • Dominique McCormick, soprano
  • Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director and Keyboardist
  • Performance date: 5/21/2017
  • Originally aired: 7/29/2017

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 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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