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Encore Houston, Episode 46: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston performs music from their 2017 season opener: Sweet Philomena, with works by Handel, Mozart, CPE Bach, and more.


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Musicians of Ars Lyrica Houston in concert at Zilka Hall for “Sweet Philomela”

This episode of Encore Houston features the 2017 season opening concert for Ars Lyrica Houston: Sweet Philomela, part of their Artful Women series celebrating women in classical music, as performers, composers, muses, and patrons. Sweet Philomela is named after the princess of Athens in myth who is evoked in the final work, and the concert also features a unique instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin–the glass harmonica.

Music in this episode:

  • GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL, Excerpts from L’allegro il penseroso ed il moderato and the Twelve Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
    • Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Adagio for Glass Harmonica, K. 356
    • Dennis James, glass harmonica
  • GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, Quartet in G major from Tafelmusik
    • Colin St-Martin, flute
    • Meg Owens, oboe
    • Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
    • Barrett Sills, cello
    • Matthew Dirst, conductor and harpsichord
  • CARL PHILIP EMMANUEL BACH, Symphony in F major
    • Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
    • Dennis James, glass harmonica
  • Performance date: 9/22/2017
  • Originally aired: 12/23/2017

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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