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Encore Houston, Episode 38: KINETIC

KINETIC performs music by Britten, Shostakovich, Webern, and Pierre Jalbert from their concert “Made in Houston.”



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KINETIC in rehearsal

On our latest episode of Encore Houston, we feature KINETIC‘s final concert of their most recent season: “Made in Houston.” Rice University piano professor Brian Connelly joined the orchestra for Britten’s early work Young Apollo, inspired by the Greek god of the sun, and he also performed with trumpeter Daniel Egan on Dmitri Shostakovich’s enthusiastic and wry Concerto for piano, trumpet, and strings, which is also occasionally called his Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also featured Webern’s incredibly romantic Langsamer Satz, and the Texas premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s String Theory, which was indeed inspired by physics, but not necessarily the quantum kind!

Music featured in this episode:

  • BENJAMIN BRITTEN, Young Apollo
  • DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Concerto for piano, trumpet, and strings
    • Brian Connelly, piano
    • Daniel Egan, trumpet
  • ANTON WEBERN, Langsamer Satz
    • Giancarlo Latta, violin
    • Natalie Lin, violin
    • Jebat Kee, viola
    • Patricia Ryan, cello
  • PIERRE JALBERT, String Theory
  • Encore: FRANK BRIDGE, Three Idylls for string quartet
    • Natalie Lin, violin
    • Giancarlo Latta, violin
    • Jebat Kee, viola
    • Max Geissler, cello
  • Performance date: 5/6/2017
  • Originally aired: 10/14/2017

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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