Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 174: Aperio, Music of the Americas

Aperio, Music of the Americas presents a summer concert from Miller Outdoor Theatre.


Aperio in concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre with conductor Marlon Chen


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On this episode of Encore Houston, we feature a blend of classical and jazz music with strong Latin connections from Aperio, Music of the Americas, including the premiere of a new arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s Take the “A” Train, a song originally popularized by Duke Ellington.

Music in this episode:

  • ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzon No. 2
  • TRADITIONAL, arr. Brady Lanier: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • TRAD., arr. Brady Lanier: Bye, Bye Blackbird
  • TRAD., arr. Ken Easton: Sweet Georgia Brown
  • BILLY STRAYHORN, arr. Ken Easton: Lush Life
  • STRAYHORN, arr. Drew Zaremba: Take the “A” Train
  • CHICK COREA: Spain
  • Conductor: Marlon Chen
  • Performance date: 6/18/2021
  • Encore – PAUL SCHOENFIELD: Café Music
    • Performance date: 2/12/2015
  • Originally aired: 10/23/2021

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.

A previous version of this article incorrectly attributed Take the A Train to Duke Ellington and not Billy Strayhorn, the sole proprietor of the copyright. This has been corrected.


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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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