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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 69: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs world premieres by Derek Bermel and Anthony DiLorenzo, with additional works by Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.


Concert photo of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in the Church of St. John the Divine in 2017.

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs a couple of world premieres and several works inspired by stories, legends, and even a play.

Music in this episode:

  • DEREK BERMEL, Murmurations
    • Performance date: 2/14/15
  • ANTHONY DILORENZO, Jabberwocky
  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN, Overture to The Fair Melusina
  • RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Overture to the Wasps
    • Alastair Willis, conductor
  • Encore: BÉLA BARTÓK, Romanian Folk Dances
  • Performance date: 11/8/14
  • Originally aired: 6/22/18

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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