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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 58: MUSIQA

MUSIQA collaborates with Loop38 on a concert featuring works by Karim Al-Zand, Pierre Jalbert, and Anthony Brandt.



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Musicians on stage
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Soprano Karol Bennet performing with members of Loop38 and conductor Jerry Hou

On our latest Encore Houston, MUSIQA recruits another contemporary music organization: Loop38. Their concert “Looking Back in Time” features works by member composers Karim Al-Zand, Pierre Jalbert, and Anthony Brandt, with special guest author and neuroscientist David Eagleman. The music presented in this concert takes inspiration from French illustrations, stained glass windows, and motherhood, with guest soloist Karol Bennett.

Music in this episode:

  • KARIM AL-ZAND, Visions from Another World
  • PIERRE JALBERT, Transcendental Windows
  • ANTHONY BRANDT, Maternity
    • Karol Bennet, soprano
    • Loop38
    • Jerry Hou, conductor
  • Encore: DAVID RAKOWSKI, Natura Morta
    • Jackson Guillen, violin
    • Jebat Kee, viola
    • Courtenay Vandiver-Pereira, cello
    • Yvonne Chen, piano
    • Performed on 1/7/2017
  • Performance date: 1/13/2018
  • Originally aired: 4/7/2018

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 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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