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“The Houston Ebony Opera Guild”; Highlights the Music of Roland Carter

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 […]

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Musical Group Preserves Asian Culture Through Unique Stringed Instruments

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 […]

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‘Distant Worlds: Music of Final Fantasy’ Showcases Evolution of Video Game Music

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 […]

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Political Roundtable and Video Game Music: Friday’s show (July 15, 2016)

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 […]