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Encore Houston, Episode 51: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents the final concert of its 2005-2006 inaugural season, with works by Debussy, Haydn, Bermel, and more, with guest soloist Timothy Jones!


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Behind the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, looking out towards the audience
Courtesy of ROCO's Facebook page
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in concert at the Church of St. John the Divine

In this episode of Encore Houston, we go back nearly twelve years to the final concert of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra‘s inaugural season. Performances include works by two of the early twentieth century’s most prominent French composers, a “finger-lickin’ good” symphony by Haydn, and songs of nature by contemporary composer Derek Bermel, with special guest soloist Timothy Jones.

Music in this episode:

  • CLAUDE DEBUSSY, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
  • FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN, Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “The Hen”
  • NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Adagio and Fugue in C minor
  • DEREK BERMEL, Natural Selection
    • Timothy Jones, bass-baritone
  • MAURICE RAVEL, Ma mère l’Oye: 5 pieces enfantines (Mother Goose Suite)
  • Performance date: 5/6/2006
  • Originally aired: 1/27/2018

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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