Unwrap Your Candies Now

Catastrophic Theatre Produces A Tale Of Faith And Survival For The Holidays, Plus Composer Jimmy López Bellido Writes A Musical Love Letter To NASA

Learn about a story of love, forgiveness and survival from a storm, and discover a symphony that reaches for the stars.


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In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Ernie Manouse interviews Jeff Miller (director) and Tamarie Cooper (cast member and co-artistic director) about Baby Screams Miracle by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Clare Barron. Described as a funny, moving tale of faith and survival, the show is being produced by The Catastrophic Theatre from November 22 – December 15 at MATCH.

Then, Catherine Lu chats with Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jimmy López Bellido about his World Premiere "Symphony No. 2, Ad Astra," dedicated to NASA and inspired by space travel. A culmination of his three-year residency, the piece is also a kind of love letter to Houston. Performances are December 5, 7 and 8 at Jones Hall.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used: Invention No. 13 by J.S. Bach performed by András Schiff and Symphony No. 2, Ad Astra by Jimmy López Bellido (rehearsal excerpts) performed by the Houston Symphony, Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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