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 […]

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Houston Libraries Adapt for the Digital Age

Posted on · The Houston Public Library last week announced it’s making available thousands of audiobooks, movies and music titles for free borrowing and streaming online and on mobile devices. It’s a reminder that libraries are much different places today than they once were – or, at least, what we may have once perceived them to be. You […]

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How to See Sound: Exhibit Showcases Alternative Ways to Experience Audio

Posted on · Trying to cover art exhibits on the radio isn't always easy. You have to rely on good writing to paint the picture for your audience to depict, well, a painting or a picture. But not this time! A new Houston exhibit called SonicWorks, open now through Mar. 1 at the DiverseWorks gallery in Midtown, features […]


Apollo Chamber Player’s Scandinavian Hoedown

Posted on · Sunday evening in Rice Village, Houston’s Apollo Chamber Players continue their folk-influenced concert season with “Scandinavian Spirit,” featuring works by Grieg & Sibelius, along with traditional Norwegian folk melodies played on a Hardanger fiddle.  The ensemble join St.John Flynn in the Geary Studio to perform and give a taste of the spirit of Scandinavia.