Classical Music

Collaborative Performance Celebrates Vietnamese Culture

Four Houston ensembles come together to perform music from and inspired by Vietnam.

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Poster for the Apollo Chamber Players' Phoenix Ascending
Poster for the Apollo Chamber Players’ Phoenix Ascending

This weekend, the Apollo Chamber Players unite with KINETIC, WindSync, and Loop38 to present their season closing concert, “Phoenix Ascending,” with music inspired by Vietnamese culture. The group will premiere the 14th of their 20×2020 commissions with a work by Vũ Nhât Tân that will feature special guest soloist Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ on the dan bau.

Check out a preview of the concert above with comments from some of the composers and performers.

“Phoenix Ascending” takes place Saturday, May 19th at 8 PM at the MATCH with a special Q&A at 7:30 with Chris Johnson from KMFA, Austin’s classical music radio station.

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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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