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Encore Houston, Episode 44: Mercury

Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of works by Vivaldi, including his Gloria.


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Mercury with guest soloists Teresa Wakim and Abigail Fischer
Mercury with guest soloists Teresa Wakim and Abigail Fischer

Mercury Chamber Orchestra is the featured group on this episode of Encore Houston, with a concert of works by the “Red Priest,” Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi is probably best known for his set of violin concertos called The Four Seasons, but his musical output is full of so much more including some Baroque motets and his famous setting of the Gloria as featured in this concert.

Music in this episode:

  • ANTONIO VIVALDI, Concerto for sopranino recorder in C major
    • Kathryn Montoya, recorder
  • VIVALDI, In turbato mare
    • Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
  • VIVALDI, Lauda, Jerusalem
    • Teresa Wakim, soprano
    • Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
  • VIVALDI, In furore iustissimae irae
    • Teresa Wakim, soprano
  • VIVALDI, Gloria
    • Teresa Wakim, soprano
    • Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
  • Encore: TRADITIONAL, In dulci jubilo & Deck the Halls
    • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance date: 12/10/2016
  • Originally aired: 11/25/2017

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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