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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 117: MUSIQA

MUSIQA performs a color-inspired concert with music by Hartke, Loiacono, Gosfield, and Al-Zand.


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Paintings by Robert Motherwell that inspired a new piece by Karim Al-Zand.

On this episode of Encore Houston, colors abound as MUSIQA presents new music at their concert “Traces of Blue.” The performance features three specifically “blue” themed works as well as a world premiere by Karim Al-Zand inspired by the colorful abstract art of Robert Motherwell.

Music in this episode:

  • STEPHEN HARTKE: The Blue Studio
  • LOREN LOIACONO: Waxing Cerulean
  • KARIM AL-ZAND: Six Bagatelles (world premiere)
  • ANNIE GOSFIELD: The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon
  • Featured musicians
    • Jackson Guillen, violin
    • Natalie Lin, violin
    • Sergein Yap, viola
    • Barrett Sills, cello
    • Wesley Ducote, piano
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    • Karol Bennet, soprano
    • Leone Buyse, flute
    • Michael Webster, clarinet
    • Blake Wilkins, percussion
    • Maureen Nelson, violin
    • Richard Belcher, cello
    • Tali Morgulis, piano
    • Robert Franz, conductor
  • Performance date: 1/12/2019
  • Originally aired: 10/12/2019

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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