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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 Andrew […]

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How Classical Music Organizations Balance Traditional Music with Pops Performances

Posted on · The Houston Sym phony’s season gets underway Saturday (Sept. 12, 2015) with a performance featuring violinist Joshua Bell. If you are a lover of classical music — specifically Houston Symphony’s classical music – you’re the type that prefers an evening of Shostakovich’s Symphony Number 10 to, say, the music of Star Wars. But the greater […]