Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 49: KINETIC

KINETIC performs works by Rautavaara, Mustonen, and Bartok, with a unique take on the latter’s Romanian Folk Dances.

KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble
KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble

This week’s episode of Encore Houston features KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble and their most recent concert: Duos, Dances & Divertimenti. The concert features works by two generations of Finnish composers: Rautavaara and Mustonen, as well as noted folk music enthusiast Bela Bartok.

Music in this episode:

  • EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA, Pelimannit (The Fiddlers)
  • BELA BARTOK, Romanian Folk Dances and excerpts from Duos for Two Violins
  • BARTOK, Divertimento for String Orchestra
  • Encore: BENJAMIN BRITTEN, Three Divertimenti
    • MuChen Hsieh, violin
    • Mark Chien, violin
    • Tonya Burton, viola
    • Nathan Watts, cello
  • Performance date: 10/15/2017
  • Originally aired: 1/13/2018

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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