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Encore Houston, Episode 197: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs music by Vivaldi and Handel.


Mercury Chamber Orchestra performing in 2021


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On this episode of Encore Houston, Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a series of Baroque concerti featuring a variety of soloists.

Music in this episode:

  • GEORG MATTHIAS MONN: Harpsichord Concerto in G minor
    • Mario Aschauer, harpsichord
  • ANTONIO VIVALDI: Bassoon Concerto in E-flat major
    • Nate Helgeson, bassoon
  • VIVALDI: Concerto for cello and bassoon in E minor
    • Beiliang Zhu, cello
    • Nate Helgeson, bassoon
  • FRANCESCO GEMINIANI: Concerto Grosso in C major
  • GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11
    • Jonathan Godfrey, violin
    • Oleg Sulyga, violin
    • Beiliang Zhu, cello
    • Antoine Plante, conductor
  • Performance date: 2/13/2021
  • Originally aired: 3/18/2023

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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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