Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 189: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs works by Haydn, CPE Bach, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.


Screenshot from orchestra concert with cello soloist
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Cello soloist Beiliang Zhu with Mercury Chamber Orchestra and conductor Antoine Plante


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On this episode of Encore Houston, Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a number of works that highlight the musical style of the eighteenth-century Classical Period.

Music in this episode:

  • FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
    • Beiliang Zhu, cello
  • CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH: Sinfonia No. 5 in B minor, Wq. 182 “Hamburg”
  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sinfonia No. 11 in F major
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 in G major), K.525
    • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance dates: 1/8/2022, 5/22/2022
  • Originally aired: 10/22/2022

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 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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