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Encore Houston, Episode 111: Theater District Highlights

Excerpts from Houston Theater District performances by Ars Lyrica, Apollo Chamber Players, Aperio, MUSIQA, Da Camera, and Mercury.


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Houston’s Wortham Theater Center, where a number of performances have been held in Houston’s classical music scene.

On our latest episode of Encore Houston, we’ve compiled some highlights from Houston’s Theater District, featuring excerpts from performances that have taken place at the Wortham Theater Center and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Music in this episode:

  • ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn”
    • Performed by Ars Lyrica
    • Adam Lamotte, violin
    • Matthew Dirst, director and keyboard
  • CHITRAVINA N. RAVIKIRAN: A Mouthful of Universe
    • Performed by the Apollo Chamber Players
      • Matthew Detrick, violin
      • Anabel Ramirez, violin
      • Whitney Bullock, viola
      • Matthew Dudzik, cello
    • Chitravina N. Ravikiran, gotuvadyam
    • Robin Kesselman, double bass
  • ERNESTO LECUONA: “Romanza” from Maria La O
  • FEDERICO MORENO TORROBA: “La Petenera” from La Marchenera
    • Performed by Aperio, Music of the Americas
    • Ana María Martinez, soprano
    • Chloe Trevor, violin
    • Ricky Rodriguez Ortiz, percussion
    • Michael Zuraw, piano
  • DAVID RAKOWSKI: Natura Morta
    • Performed by MUSIQA
    • Jackson Guillen, violin
    • Jebat Kee, viola
    • Courtenay Vandiver-Pereira, cello
    • Yvonne Chen, piano
    • David Cho, conductor
  • FRANZ SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor, D 895
    • Presented by Da Camera
    • Christian Tetzlaff, violin
    • Lars Vogt, piano
    • Performed by Mercury Chamber Orchestra
    • Hannah Celeste Lu, soprano
    • Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
    • Aaron Sheehan, tenor
    • Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone
    • Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble
    • Antoine Plante, conductor

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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