Music

Les Noces

Posted on · This podcast features Igor Stravinsky's wildly inventive work, Les Noces. Ritualistic and insistently rhythmic, Les Noces depicts a Russian peasant wedding and is scored for four pianos, chorus and percussion. It was performed as part of Da Camera's Exiles in Paris festival in March 2008. The performers were Houston Chamber Choir and So Percussion; pianists Alan Feinberg, Timothy Hester, Pedja Muzijevic and Sarah Rothenberg; and percussionists Richard Brown, Craig Hauschildt and Matthew Strauss. Renowned Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw made his Da Camera debut. A link to texts and translations can be found on the Da Camera and KUHF web sites. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Music Director Hans Graf talks about conductor Lorin Maazel's concert-length orchestral synthesis of themes from Wagner's monumental cycle of music-dramas, the Ring of the Niebelung. That piece forms the bulk of the content of this weekend's Houston Symphony Classical Series concerts at Jones Hall...

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Music Director Hans Graf previews the Houston Symphony's Opening Night program, A Vienna Soiree! The program of gems by Johann Strauss, Junior, and Mozart features the Bayou City debut of the Symphony's new concertmaster, Frank Huang (pictured), and takes place tomorrow night at Jones Hall, with a live broadcast on KUHF...

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The Front Row – Houston Symphony Pops

Posted on · The Houston Symphony's Principal Pops Conductor, Michael Krajewski, chats with us about Broadway Rocks!, a concert of show-stopping numbers from recent hit musicals like Wicked, Jersey Boys and Rent. It opens the Symphony Pops season, tonight at the Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and this weekend at Jones Hall...

Music

Ben Allison Band

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 jazz concert by the Ben Allison Band: Ben Allison, bass; Shane Endsley, trumpet; Jenny Scheinman, violin; Steve Cardenas, guitar and Rudy Royston, drums. This set features songs from Ben Allison's CD Think Free, including Fred, Broke, Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla, Platypus and Green Al. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts