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Encore Houston, Episode 32: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society presents works by Beach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Francaix.


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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church just before a St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society Concert

This week, we feature a sweet concert by the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society: “Confections for Flute, Strings, and Harp.” It’s an unusual combination of instruments, but it made for some unique works in the repertory of the four composers featured on the program! The first is Amy Beach, rightfully recognized as one of the most important woman composers in history. Then there’s a serenade by Beethoven, a fantasy for violin and harp by Saint-Saëns, and a quirky quintet by Jean Francaix.

  • AMY BEACH, Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quaret, Op. 80
  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, Sérénade pour Flûte, Violon et Alto, Op. 25
  • CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS, Fantasie pour Violon et Harpe, Op. 124
  • JEAN FRANÇAIX, Quintette No. 2 pour Flûte, Trio à cordes et Harpe
  • Judy Dines, flute
  • Emily Mitchell, harp
  • Sophia Silivos, violin
  • Evgenia Zharzhavskaya, violin
  • James Dunham, viola
  • Barrett Sills, cello
  • Performance date: 4/4/2017
  • Originally aired: 8/19/2017

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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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