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Chamber Choir Presents Music To Commemorate JFK Assassination

Posted on · As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Houston Chamber Choir will perform Requiem for a President at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about the music they chose to honor President Kennedy’s memory. Event Info: What: Requiem for […]

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Metalachi

Posted on · You know, some things just naturally go together – like peanut butter and jelly, or Houston and traffic, but some things are harder to imagine being combined. Take heavy metal and mariachi bands. It just can’t work. Can it?

Music

Meta Radio, Episode 6: Announcer Chris Johnson

Posted on · Meta Radio is a completely unofficial, unauthorized look inside of Classical 91.7. Get to know the people who work at your classical radio station! In our sixth episode, we meet Classical 91.7 announcer and producer, Chris Johnson. In this episode, look out for signs from God, pizza, swing dancing, and Weezer.

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The Practice Room: a new online series

Posted on · The Practice Room is Classical 91.7's new online series that takes you into the hidden world of college music students.  In this episode, we follow clarinet major Alex Doyle on her journey to Clarinetfest. Why do woodwind players hate flying? Will Alex make the finals?? If you don't like to explore new worlds - if you don't like adventure - turn back now!

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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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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

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Spirit of England

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 concert The Spirit of England. Tenor Andrew Kennedy, violinists Kyung-Sun Lee and Laurie Smukler, violist Wayne Brooks and cellist Brinton Averil Smith perform Ralph Vaughan Williams song cycle On Wenlock Edge. The string players are joined by pianist Orion Weiss for Elgar's Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Minor, Opus 84. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Seymour Lipkin

Posted on · This podcast features pianist Seymour Lipkin performing Beethoven's Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat, Op. 106. Widely considered Beethoven's single most difficult composition for the piano, the so-called "Hammerklavier" sonata remains one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire.