Posted on · The Houston Ebony Opera Guild is an organization of African-American classical singers. The Guild's annual music gala (Feb. 26, 2017) features works by black composers – this year's will highlight the music of Roland Carter. On this week's episode of the Classical Classroom podcast, host Dacia Clay talks with Jason Oby, artistic director of the […]
Posted on · IIIZ+ (Three Zee Plus) is a musical group formed in Germany, which features three different kinds of bridged Asian zithers. The group performs tonight (Sept. 23, 2016) at the Asia Society Texas Center. Houston Public Media's Dacia Clay talks with two of the performers, Maruta Miki and Jocelyn Clark, along with Stephanie Todd Wong, the […]
Posted on · Video games have come a long way since Pong – and so has their music. Case in point: on July 23, 2016, the Houston Symphony will host a performance called Distant Worlds, featuring the music of the Final Fantasy video game series. Recently, Dacia Clay of Houston Public Media's Classical Classroom podcast talked with Lesley […]
Posted on · The 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off on Monday in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia later this month. On this edition of Houston Matters, we preview the conventions, and discuss other developments in politics with potential impact for Houston and Texas, with News 88.7 FM’s politics and government reporter […]
Posted on · Composer Daron Hagen talks about Benjamin Britten and his opera on the high seas, Billy Budd.
Posted on · Advice for musicians at the beginnings of their careers from a successful violinist.
Posted on · What happens when contemporary composers make music inspired by Brahms?
Posted on · Why do classical musicians go to music festivals every summer? What's this "Aspen" all about?
Posted on · Jim Kozak's the name. Piano tuning is his game.
Posted on · Not the thumpa thumpa, strobe light kind. The other kind.
Posted on · Who ran the (opera) world? Bel canto singers in their heyday - that's who.
Posted on · How did being creatively under Beethoven's influence shape Schumann's work?
Posted on · An instrument that can sound country AND Western - and classical, and Chinese folk, and blue grass...
Posted on · Concertmasters play an important, distinguished, and difficult role in orchestras. So, um...what are they?
Posted on · The pianist gives a lesson on one of the Big Daddies of classical music.