Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 60: Aperio, Music of the Americas

Aperio, Music of the Americas performs music inspired by Central and South American culture.

El Castillo, the temple of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá.
El Castillo, the temple of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá.

This week’s episode of Encore Houston takes us down to Central and South America with Aperio, Music of the Americas. In their concert “Xochiquetzal/Kukulkan,” the featured works draw inspiration largely from culture and religion, with a Colombian/Afro-Cuban divertimento, an homage to a Peruvian island, and two powerful gods from Central American mythology.

Music in this episode:

  • DIEGO VEGA, Divertimento
    • Ernesto Vega, clarinet
    • Chloe Trevor, violin
    • Daniel Saenz, cello
    • Michael Zuraw, piano
  • ROBERT XAVIER RODRIGUEZ, Xochiquetzal
    • Chloe Trevor, violin
    • Brendan Kinsella, piano
  • GABRIELA LENA FRANK, Adagio para Amantaní
    • Daniel Saenz, cello
    • Michael Zuraw, piano
  • DAVID DZUBAY, Kukulkan
    • Sergio Pallotelli, flute
    • Ernesto Vega, clarinet
    • Chloe Trevor, violin
    • Daniel Saenz, cello
    • Michael Zuraw, piano
  • Performance date: 12/31/2017
  • Originally aired: 3/31/2018

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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