Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 79: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs works from and inspired by the eighteenth century.

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra at the Church of St. John the Divine.
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra at the Church of St. John the Divine.

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra takes inspiration from the 1700s with a collection of operatic works from eighteenth-century composers as well as more recent pieces of music inspired by the time period from Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Music in this episode:

  • DOMENICO CIMAROSA, Overture to Il maestro di cappella
  • ANDRÉ GRÉTRY, Lullaby (Pantomime from Zemire et Azor)
  • JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH, Symphony in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 2
  • IGOR STRAVINSKY, Instrumental Miniatures
  • STRAVINSKY, Pulcinella
    • Peformance date: 5/7/2007
  • SERGEI PROKOFIEV, Symphony No. 1 in C major, “Classical”
    • Performance date: 2/2/2008
  • Originally aired: 9/15/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


This article is part of the Encore Houston podcast

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