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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 118: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

ROCO performs works by Mendelssohn, Martinu, and some premieres by Huw Watkins and Maxime Goulet.



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

On this episode of Encore Houston, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra embraces their playful side with a musical game in the form of a world premiere inspired by the legendary 1996 chess match between Garry Kasparov and the Deep Blue computer developed by IBM.

Music in this episode:

  • HUW WATKINS: Anthem
  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Concert Piece No. 1 for bassoon and clarinet
    • Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
    • Nathan Williams, clarinet
  • MAXIME GOULET: Checkmate
    • Lara Downes, piano
  • BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ: Sinfonietta La Jolla
    • Paul Watkins, conductor
  • Encore – CLAUDE DEBUSSY, orch. Henri Büsser: Petite Suite
    • Alastair Willis, conductor
  • Performance date: 9/22/2019
  • Originally aired: 10/19/2019

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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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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