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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 40: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs music by Korngold, Poulenc, and Detroit-based composer and bassist Rick Robinson.


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Composer and bassist Rick Robinson in his hometown of Detroit
Composer and bassist Rick Robinson in his hometown of Detroit

On this latest episode of Encore Houston, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra invites you to “Gitcha Groove On!” That’s the name of their 2015 concert featuring an early theatrical work by noted film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, a neoclassical small “symphony” by Les Six member Francis Poulenc, and the titular piece on the program and a classical musician’s “night on the town” in Rick Robinson’s Gitcha Groove On!

Music featured in this episode:

  • ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD, Suite from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • FRANCIS POULENC, Sinfonietta
  • RICK ROBINSON, Gitcha Groove On!
  • Encore: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Overture to The Wasps
  • Performance date: 9/26/2015
  • Originally aired: 10/28/2017

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.

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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