Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 177: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs music by Bach, Holst, and Grieg.

Mercury Chamber Orchestra in concert


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On this episode of Encore Houston, Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a group of concert suites for string orchestra, many of which draw on influences from older styles of music.

Music in this episode:

  • J.S. BACH, arr. Bernard Labadie: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  • GUSTAV HOLST: St. Paul’s Suite in C major, Op. 29, No. 2
  • CHRISTIAN SINDING: Suite for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 10
  • EDVARD GRIEG: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
    • Jonathan Godfrey, concertmaster and leader
  • Performance date: 3/27/2021
  • Originally aired: 3/19/2022

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 HPM 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 for Houston...

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