ABOUT Encore Houston

Encore Houston is a weekly show featuring a concert recording from a local ensemble or performance organization in Houston. Each episode features the concert and brief commentary from host Joshua Zinn, with a preview of an upcoming performance by the featured organization at the end of the program.

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Episode 212: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs music by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.

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Episode 211: Asia Society Texas

The Asia Society Texas presents the workshop premiere of a new work by Shih-Hui Chen.

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Episode 210: MUSIQA

MUSIQA presents world premieres by Todroki, Eric Estrada Valdez, Oswald Huỳnh, and Kyle Rivera.

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Episode 209: Loop38

Loop38 presents new music by Theo Chandler and Martha Horst, along with other works by contemporary composers.

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Episode 208: Bach Society Houston

The Bach Society Houston performs a holiday-appropriate work for orchestra and chorus.

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Episode 207: Houston Brass Quintet

The Houston Brass Quintet performs music by British composers and sea-inspired tunes.

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Episode 206: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston performs Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno.

Choir performing in a church

Episode 205: Houston Chamber Choir

The Houston Chamber Choir performs holiday music at Houston's Villa de Matel.

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Episode 204: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs music by Baroque-era composers from Mexico and Spain.

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Episode 203: Apollo Chamber Players

The Apollo Chamber Players present music by Copland, Thomson, and a pair of world premieres from Allison Loggins-Hull and Mark Buller.

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Episode 202: MUSIQA

MUSIQA presents music by Flannery Cunningham, Will Healy, Pierre Jalbert, and others.

KINETIC in performance at the MATCH

Episode 201: Kinetic Ensemble

Kinetic performs works by Nicky Sohn, Patrick Harlin, and Paul Novak.

Hans Graf leading the Texas Music Festival Orchestra in 2016

Encore Houston, Episode 200: Texas Music Festival Highlights

Musicians from the Texas Music Festival perform music by Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Photo of plaque with the words: A letter to the future. Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.

Encore Houston, Episode 199: ROCO

ROCO performs new works by Derek Bermel, Marcus Maroney, Michael Abels, and others!

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Encore Houston, Episode 198: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society presents music by Poulenc, Mozart, and Fauré

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Encore Houston, Episode 197: Mercury Chamber Orchestra

Mercury performs music by Vivaldi and Handel.

The Edythe Bates Old Chapel at the Round Top Music Festival

Encore Houston, Episode 196: Round Top Music Festival

Faculty from the Round Top Music Festival perform works by De Falla, Dutilleux, and Dvořák.

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