Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 89: Apollo Chamber Players

The Apollo Chamber Players perform Brazilian music from Marcelo Zarvos, Leo Brouwer, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Concert photo of string quartet and dancers
The Apollo Chamber Players and dancers from Houston Ballet and METdance performing at the MATCH

On this episode of Encore Houston, the Apollo Chamber Players celebrate Brazilian culture with their concert from September 2018: “Brazilian Beats.” The performance includes the premiere of their 15th 20×2020 commission, written by Leo Brouwer, as well as excerpts of Brazilian string quartets choreographed with dance.

Music in this episode:

  • MARCELO ZARVOS: Nepomuk’s Dances
  • LEO BROUWER: String Quartet No. 6 (world premiere–20×2020 commission No. 15)
  • HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: Selections from String Quartets Nos.  6, 5, and 1
  • BROUWER: Selections from String Quartet No. 3
  • ERNESTO LECUONA: “Malagueña” from Suite Andalucia
  • Performance dates: 9/29/2018
  • Originally aired: 12/8/2018

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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