Tango Time: Rene Casarsa and the Houston Tango Ensemble

Posted on · This weekend, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Casa Argentina de Houston presents its annual Tango Time celebration featuring pianist Rene Casarsa and his Houston Tango Ensemble, along with singer Andrea Berri.  Rene and Andrea talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the event and share some of their music.  

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Tango: It’s Not Meant Just to Be Danced, But to Be Sung Too

Posted on · Tango lovers are in for a treat this Saturday, as pianist Rene Casarsa and Casa Argentina present the 15th year of the series “Tango Time,” a celebration of the music of tango with several guest musicians and dancers. The performance is at 7 p.m. at Jones Hall on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. […]


Tali Morgulis and Sonja Bruzauskas Do Cabaret

Posted on · This Sunday, February 9th, at the Moores Opera House on the UH campus, Moores School faculty pianist Tali Morgulis and guest mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas give a recital of 20th-century cabaret songs by Arnold Schoenberg, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, William Bolcom and John Kander.  They give St.John Flynn a preview in the Geary Performance Studio.  


Houston Music Highlight: Context

Posted on · In this Houston Music Highlight, pianist Brian Connelly, Artistic Director of Context, performs Fritz Kreisler's "Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)," arranged by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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After School Program Teaches Houston Youth to Make and Build

Posted on · We learn about Workshop Houston, an after-school program that gives middle and high school kids creative, technical and educational resources. The kids work on all kinds of projects, including: recording their own music, making music videos, building their own bikes, painting and making sculptures.


The Hildegard Consort Makes Its Debut

Posted on · A new ensemble of professional singers, calling themselves The Hildegard Consort, makes its debut this week with the first of three performances in area churches of a program titled Old Wine, New Skins: Sacred Music of the “Stile Antico.”  The ensemble’s director, Felipe Gasper, talks to St.John Flynn about this inaugural concert.


Aperio Presents Indie-A-Go-Go

Posted on · Houston ensemble Aperio: Music of the Americas continues its exploration of chamber music by contemporary composers from the Americas with a performance Saturday evening (Jan. 25th) at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall titled “Indie-A-Go-Go” featuring American classical works influenced by the likes of Van Halen and Radiohead.  


Music in Context: Clara & Robert

Posted on · Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chats with Artistic Director and Pianist, Brian Connelly, about Context’s next chamber-music concert, which features a pair of piano trios by classical music’s famous pair, Robert and Clara Schumann.

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Vocalist Discusses Her Transition from Opera to Jazz

Posted on · Jazz singer Danielle Reich grew up playing the piano and singing, and for a while performed with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. But eventually she decided opera was too stressful but wanted to keep singing. So she starting taking lessons in jazz vocals at Houston Community College. But, as she tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, […]

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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing […]