Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 170: Aperio, Music of the Americas

Aperio and New American Voices present music by David Lang and a world premiere by Shawn Crouch.



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Christopher Besch, Emily Howes Heilman, Tony Boutté, and Amy Petrongelli performing at the MATCH

On this episode of Encore Houston, Aperio and New American Voices collaborate on a performance of two contemporary works for four voices, one a Pulitzer Prize winner and the other a world premiere!

Music in this episode:

  • DAVID LANG: little match girl passion
  • SHAWN CROUCH: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (world premiere)
    • Amy Petrongelli, soprano
    • Emily Howes Heilman, mezzo-soprano
    • Tony Boutté, tenor
    • Christopher Besch, baritone
    • Saule Garcia, piano
    • Brian Graiser, percussion
  • Performance date: 2/2/2020
  • Originally aired: 7/17/2021

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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