Arts & Culture

New CD Release of Music by Rice University’s Richard Lavenda

Posted on · Chiaroscuro is the name of the newly-released CD of chamber music by Shepherd School of Music faculty composer Richard Lavenda.  The five pieces included on the album, including a string quintet titled thoughts fly, were all written for friends and colleagues, many at Rice.  Listen to the composer talking about, and hear a movement from, thoughts fly, from an interview earlier this year with St.John Flynn.

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Houston Symphony Plays Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

Posted on · This weekend’s Houston Symphony concerts in Jones Hall feature guest conductor Andrey Boreyko leading the orchestra in performances of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, and Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra titled Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved) with soloist Colin Currie.  Listen to the guests talk about this great music.

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Opera in the Heights’ Don Pasquale

Posted on · Opera in the Heights’ production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale closes its run this weekend with three performances at Lambert Hall.  Two of the principals, soprano Katie Dixon, singing the role of Norina, and baritone Octavio Moreno, Dr. Malatesta, joined St.John Flynn in the Geary Performance Studio to sing and talk about this great opera buffa.

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Houston New Arts Movement Presents Shostakovich

Posted on · This Saturday at Dowling Music on the Southwest Freeway, the Houston New Arts Movement presents the second of a series of three recitals, collectively titled “Transformation Trilogy,” which explore themes of spiritual metamorphosis and change, as expressed in the chamber music of three masters: Beethoven, Shostakovich and Alfred Schnittke.

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Listen to Liszt

Posted on · October 22, 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. To celebrate we've collected a selection of Liszt piano works performed right here in Classical 91.7's Geary Performance Studio by various artists over the past several years.

Music from the Movies

Music From The Movies, Saturday, November 20th at 7pm

Posted on · HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1....The release of the new Harry Potter movie this weekend marks the beginning of the end of the HP franchise after nearly a decade. Join KUHF's Brad Sayles as he features selections from the soundtrack to the new movie by Alexandre Desplat and looks at how the Harry Potter film scores have evolved since John Williams penned the music for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001. You'll hear excerpts from Potter scores by all four of the composers who have contributed to the HP films: Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat. > visit the MFTM page

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Gil Shaham and Friends

Posted on · The 48th annual Music Personnel Conference (MPC) is currently underway at WNYC/WQXR in New York City, and public radio music managers and hosts from all over the country have gathered to talk shop and enjoy some great music.