Encore Houston

103 EpisodesProduced by Houston Public Media

Encore Houston is a weekly show featuring a concert recording from a local ensemble or performance organization in Houston. Each episode features the concert and brief commentary from host Joshua Zinn, with a preview of an upcoming performance by the featured organization at the end of the program.

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Encore Houston, Episode 107: Round Top Music Festival

July 1st, 2019

1:08:49

Round Top Music Festival musicians perform chamber works by Schnittke, Britten, and Dvořák.

Encore Houston, Episode 106: Texas Music Festival

July 1st, 2019

1:22:17

Musicians from the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival perform works by Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Encore Houston, Episode 105: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

June 3rd, 2019

1:24:21

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs three chamber works by Beethoven.

Encore Houston, Episode 104: Houston Chamber Choir

May 30th, 2019

1:23:49

The Houston Chamber Choir performs popular music and jazz with vocalist Kim Nazarian.

Encore Houston, Episode 103: Mercury

May 15th, 2019

1:08:39

Mercury performs Beethoven's Eighth Symphony and Triple Concerto.

Encore Houston, Episode 102: KINETIC

May 6th, 2019

1:11:05

KINETIC and WindSync perform works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg.

Encore Houston, Episode 101: Da Camera – Sergio and Odair Assad and Avi Avital

May 2nd, 2019

1:12:59

Renowned guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad and mandolinist Avi Avital perform works by Bach, Haydn, Piazzolla, and others.

Encore Houston, Episode 100: Bach Society Houston

April 29th, 2019

1:58:49

The Bach Society performs a musical telling of the Passion of Jesus.

Encore Houston, Episode 99: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

April 12th, 2019

1:15:12

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs works for varying combinations of flute, viola, and harp.

Encore Houston, Episode 98: Da Camera

March 21st, 2019

1:13:09

Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Sarah Rothenberg of Da Camera perform Schubert's Winterreise

Encore Houston, Episode 97: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

March 4th, 2019

1:27:32

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs a world premiere by Alexander Miller and other works by Holst, Mercadante, and Schoenberg.

Encore Houston, Episode 96: Aperio, Music of the Americas

February 22nd, 2019

1:17:14

Aperio, Music of the Americas performs Douglas J. Cuomo's Savage Winter.

Encore Houston, Episode 95: Mercury

February 22nd, 2019

1:09:26

Mercury performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert.

Encore Houston, Episode 94: KINETIC

February 13th, 2019

1:11:42

KINETIC performs works by Hugo Wolf, Grażyna Bacewicz, and a world premiere by Tommy Dougherty.

Encore Houston, Episode 93: Chamber Music Houston – Montrose Trio

January 30th, 2019

1:13:07

The Montrose Trio performs music by Haydn, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.

Encore Houston, Episode 92: MUSIQA

January 30th, 2019

1:21:44

MUSIQA presents poetry readings and performs works inspired by folk music and art.

Encore Houston, Episode 91: Bach Society Houston

January 9th, 2019

1:12:07

The Bach Society Houston recreates a Mass from 1817, with music by Bach, Schicht, and Righini.

Encore Houston, Episode 90: Ars Lyrica

January 2nd, 2019

1:33:19

Ars Lyrica performs works by J.S. Bach and François Couperin.

Encore Houston, Episode 89: Apollo Chamber Players

January 2nd, 2019

1:10:22

The Apollo Chamber Players perform Brazilian music from Marcelo Zarvos, Leo Brouwer, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Encore Houston, Episode 88: Houston Chamber Choir

December 17th, 2018

1:08:40

Highlights from the Houston Chamber Choir's Christmas at the Villa de Matel concerts.

Encore Houston, Episode 87: Mercury

December 4th, 2018

1:24:23

Mercury performs music fitting for the holiday season by Corelli, Bach, Mozart, and Rigel.

Encore Houston, Episode 86: Da Camera

December 4th, 2018

1:25:20

Da Camera presents Ives' violin sonatas and traditional American songs.

Encore Houston, Episode 85: Chamber Music Houston – Jerusalem String Quartet

November 15th, 2018

1:17:42

Chamber Music Houston presents a concert of string sextets by Strauss, Schoenberg, and Tchaikovsky.

Encore Houston, Episode 84: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

November 5th, 2018

1:14:30

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs string quintets by Mozart and Dvořák.

Encore Houston, Episode 83: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

November 5th, 2018

1:15:13

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn, Ravel, and Milhaud, with a world premiere by Brad Sayles.

Encore Houston, Episode 82: KINETIC

October 12th, 2018

1:07:51

KINETIC performs music by Mozart, Gesualdo, and Beethoven, along with three contemporary composers.

Encore Houston, Episode 81: MUSIQA

October 11th, 2018

1:08:00

MUSIQA welcomes Kate Soper to perform her own Voices from the Killing Jar.

Encore Houston, Episode 80: Houston Chamber Choir

October 5th, 2018

1:08:25

The Houston Chamber Choir performs music from the Renaissance as well as works by Leonard Bernstein and David Lang.

Encore Houston, Episode 79: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

September 19th, 2018

1:07:05

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs works from and inspired by the eighteenth century.

Encore Houston, Episode 78: Chamber Music Houston – Emerson String Quartet

September 17th, 2018

1:22:00

The Emerson String Quartet performs music by Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven.

Encore Houston, Episode 77: Loop38

September 12th, 2018

1:08:27

Loop38 performs contemporary works by Adès, Mazzoli, Norman, Gandolfi, and Clyne.

Encore Houston, Episode 76: Mercury

September 12th, 2018

1:17:32

Mercury performs works by Mozart and Haydn.

Encore Houston, Episode 75: Texas New Music Ensemble

August 14th, 2018

1:10:13

Meg Griffith from the Texas New Music Ensemble performs works for solo flute and electronics.

Encore Houston, Episode 74: KINETIC

August 8th, 2018

1:05:13

KINETIC performs music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and a premiere by Daniel Knaggs.

Encore Houston, Episode 73: Ars Lyrica

August 2nd, 2018

1:18:18

Ars Lyrica performs music by Telemann, Handel, and J.S. Bach.

Encore Houston, Episode 72: Da Camera – Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt

August 2nd, 2018

1:28:06

Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt perform music by Beethoven, Bartok, Mozart, and Schubert.

Encore Houston, Episode 71: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

July 19th, 2018

1:21:39

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann.

Encore Houston, Episode 70: Round Top Music Festival

July 18th, 2018

1:21:05

Chamber musicians at the Round Top Music Festival perform works by Mozart, Dutilleux, and Francaix.

Encore Houston, Episode 69: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

June 26th, 2018

1:10:53

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs world premieres by Derek Bermel and Anthony DiLorenzo, with additional works by Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.

Encore Houston, Episode 68: Round Top Music Festival

June 26th, 2018

1:11:21

Musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform music by Revueltas, Harberg, and Dvořák.

Encore Houston, Episode 66: Texas Music Festival

June 7th, 2018

1:45:12

The Texas Music Festival Orchestra puts on an epic performance of Mahler's Third Symphony.

Encore Houston, Episode 65: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

May 29th, 2018

1:11:28

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Beethoven, Schubert, Previn, and Brahms.

Encore Houston, Episode 64: Chamber Music Houston – The Vienna Piano Trio

May 23rd, 2018

1:36:13

The Vienna Piano Trio performs music by Haydn, Kagel, and Tchaikovsky.

Encore Houston, Episode 63: Ars Lyrica Houston

May 17th, 2018

1:32:49

Ars Lyrica and the Bach Society Houston perform an English oratorio by Handel.

Encore Houston, Episode 62: Houston Chamber Choir

May 9th, 2018

1:22:25

The Houston Chamber Choir performs American works and music by Johannes Brahms.

Encore Houston, Episode 61: KINETIC

May 2nd, 2018

1:09:58

KINETIC performs English string music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Anna Clyne.

Encore Houston, Episode 60: Aperio, Music of the Americas

April 24th, 2018

1:11:51

Aperio, Music of the Americas performs music inspired by Central and South American culture.

Encore Houston, Episode 59: Da Camera – Jason Vieaux

April 23rd, 2018

1:15:10

Da Camera presents guitarist Jason Vieaux with classical and contemporary works by composers from around the world.

Encore Houston, Episode 58: MUSIQA

April 11th, 2018

1:14:19

MUSIQA collaborates with Loop38 on a concert featuring works by Karim Al-Zand, Pierre Jalbert, and Anthony Brandt.

Encore Houston, Episode 57: Ars Lyrica Houston

April 5th, 2018

1:24:46

Ars Lyrica performs works from the collection of eighteenth century Berlin socialite Sara Levy, with pieces by C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and Telemann.

Encore Houston, Episode 56: Chamber Music Houston – Modigliani Quartet

March 22nd, 2018

1:27:10

Chamber Music Houston features the Modigliani Quartet with works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn.

Encore Houston, Episode 55: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

March 14th, 2018

1:21:18

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society puts on chamber works by Bloch, Poulenc, Duruflé, and others.

Encore Houston, Episode 54: Context

March 13th, 2018

1:09:20

Musicians from Context perform an all-Beethoven concert for violin, cello, and piano.

Encore Houston, Episode 53: Apollo Chamber Players

February 13th, 2018

1:34:57

The Apollo Chamber Players present works by Glass, Riley, and two world premieres by Chitravina N. Ravikiran.

Encore Houston, Episode 52: Mercury

February 8th, 2018

1:25:59

Mercury Chamber Orchestra performs music from Rameau's Les Indes Galantes and works by Couperin and Marais.

Encore Houston, Episode 51: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

January 30th, 2018

1:08:47

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents the final concert of its 2005-2006 inaugural season, with works by Debussy, Haydn, Bermel, and more, with …

Encore Houston, Episode 50: Da Camera – St. Lawrence String Quartet

January 23rd, 2018

1:27:27

The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs works by Hadyn, Adams, and Beethoven in a concert hosted by Da Camera.

Encore Houston, Episode 49: KINETIC

January 20th, 2018

1:13:48

KINETIC performs works by Rautavaara, Mustonen, and Bartok, with a unique take on the latter's Romanian Folk Dances.

Encore Houston, Episode 48: MUSIQA

January 20th, 2018

1:24:13

MUSIQA performs contemporary works by local composers and international composers in this concert from 2004.

Encore Houston, Episode 47: Bach Society Houston

January 20th, 2018

1:18:14

The Bach Society Houston presents a concert featuring all of the motets by J.S. Bach.

Encore Houston, Episode 46: Ars Lyrica Houston

January 20th, 2018

1:21:23

Ars Lyrica Houston performs music from their 2017 season opener: Sweet Philomena, with works by Handel, Mozart, CPE Bach, and more.

Encore Houston, Episode 45: Houston Chamber Choir

December 7th, 2017

1:27:08

The Houston Chamber Choir performs their 2016 Christmas at the Villa concert, with holiday music old and new!

Encore Houston, Episode 44: Mercury

December 7th, 2017

1:29:54

Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of works by Vivaldi, including his Gloria.

Encore Houston, Episode 42: Texas New Music Ensemble

November 14th, 2017

1:10:26

The Texas New Music Ensemble performs a concert of world premieres by Houston-based composers.

Encore Houston, Episode 41: Context

November 8th, 2017

1:09:35

Context performs an all-Chopin concert featuring works from his early career.

Encore Houston, Episode 39: Chamber Music Houston – Emerson String Quartet

October 26th, 2017

1:50:50

The Emerson String Quartet, celebrating its 40th anniversary, performs music by Mozart, Beethoven, and a newly commissioned work by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Encore Houston, Episode 37: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

October 10th, 2017

1:13:52

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs works inspired by folk music from the European Romani people.

Encore Houston, Episode 36: MUSIQA

October 4th, 2017

1:22:02

MUSIQA celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a concert inspired by folk songs and Bob Dylan.

Encore Houston, Episode 35: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

September 26th, 2017

1:08:58

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs music by Mahler, Jalbert, Guilmant, and Haydn with conductor Edwin Outwater and organist Paul Jacobs.

Encore Houston, Episode 34: Aperio, Music Of The Americas

September 19th, 2017

1:27:43

Aperio, Music of the Americas is the focus of this week's Encore Houston. We feature their concert from over a year ago, "New Argentinean Masters," featuring works by master of song Carlos Guastavino, a tango by Jose …

Encore Houston, Episode 33: Harvey Relief Concert

September 12th, 2017

1:15:44

The Apollo Chamber Players, MUSIQA, and Jazz Forever come together for a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Encore Houston, Episode 32: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

August 22nd, 2017

1:25:12

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society presents works by Beach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Francaix.

Encore Houston, Episode 31: Texas New Music Ensemble

August 15th, 2017

1:19:06

The Texas New Music Ensemble performs works by composers from Houston and other areas of Texas.

Encore Houston, Episode 30: Ars Lyrica Houston

August 8th, 2017

1:19:48

Ars Lyrica Houston celebrates the legacy of Don Quixote with music from the 15th to 18th centuries.

Encore Houston, Episode 29: Houston Chamber Choir

July 25th, 2017

1:46:31

On this week's Encore Houston, the Houston Chamber Choir and an orchestra of local musicians bring Bach back to life with a rousing performance of his monumental Mass in B minor. Before there were symphonies and operas, …

Encore Houston: Episode 28 – KINETIC

July 19th, 2017

1:06:04

KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble performs music from their second ever concert, with works by Bloch, Ysaye, and Ireland.

Encore Houston, Episode 27: Da Camera – Elias String Quartet

July 12th, 2017

1:10:27

The Elias String Quartet, hosted by Da Camera, performs music of Beethoven and Brahms.

Encore Houston, Episode 26: Chamber Music Houston – Quatuor Ébene

July 5th, 2017

1:29:24

Chamber Music Houston presents Quatuor Ébène with music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy.

Encore Houston, Episode 25: Aperio, Music Of The Americas

June 27th, 2017

1:51:02

Aperio, Music of the Americas performs contemporary works from three different concerts, with a few inspired by popular music.

Encore Houston, Episode 24: Round Top Music Festival

June 20th, 2017

1:16:07

Faculty musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform works by Kodály, Janáček, and Schubert.

Encore Houston, Episode 23: Julia Fox And Keith Weber – 2016 Texas Tour

June 13th, 2017

1:06:20

Soprano Julia Fox and pianist Keith Weber perform works by contemporary Texas-based composers.

Encore Houston, Episode 22: Texas Music Festival

June 6th, 2017

1:20:35

Student musicians in the Texas Music Festival Orchestra perform dark works by Rachmaninoff, Webern, and Berg.

Encore Houston, Episode 21: MUSIQA

May 30th, 2017

1:14:17

MUSIQA presents works by living composers as well as a poetry reading by Erica Funkhouser.

Encore Houston, Episode 20: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

May 23rd, 2017

1:15:25

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Halvorsen, Shostakovich, and Dvorak's Dumky Trio.

Encore Houston, Episode 19: Ars Lyrica

May 16th, 2017

1:25:42

Ars Lyrica performs music of Beethoven, J.C.F. Bach, and Jean-Marie Leclair with special guest soloists.

Encore Houston, Episode 18: Mercury

May 9th, 2017

1:18:49

Mercury performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Rameau with guest soloist Alexander Weimann.

Encore Houston, Episode 17: KINETIC

May 2nd, 2017

1:16:53

KINETIC presents early music from Mendelssohn and Barber, a world premiere by Alexandra T. Bryant, and more!

Encore Houston, Episode 16: Apollo Chamber Players

April 26th, 2017

1:07:51

The Apollo Chamber Players perform music about creation and existence from Walczak, Milhaud, and Haydn.

Encore Houston, Episode 15: Context

April 18th, 2017

1:09:57

Context presents music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, embodying the new trends in music as Romanticism began to fade.

Encore Houston, Episode 14: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

April 11th, 2017

1:16:01

French music and French inspirations with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.

Encore Houston, Episode 13: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society

April 4th, 2017

1:07:24

Musicians from the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society perform three works for string octet.

Encore Houston, Episode 12: Round Top Music Festival

March 28th, 2017

1:18:08

Student musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform powerhouses of the French orchestral repertoire.

Encore Houston, Episode 11: Houston Chamber Choir

March 21st, 2017

1:16:48

The Houston Chamber Choir and organist Ken Cowan perform the complete choral works of French composer Maurice Duruflé.

Encore Houston, Episode 10: Apollo Chamber Players

March 14th, 2017

1:17:29

The Apollo Chamber Players and Erberk Eryilmaz take us on an international musical journey in Europe and the Middle East.

Encore Houston, Episode 9: MUSIQA

March 8th, 2017

1:07:48

MUSIQA performs contemporary music both from composers far away and from right here in Houston.

Encore Houston, Episode 7: Context

February 21st, 2017

1:19:58

Context presents an all-Beethoven concert with an authentic, restored piano from 1826!

Encore Houston, Episode 6: Houston Early Music – El Mundo

February 14th, 2017

1:15:42

Richard Savino and his chamber ensemble El Mundo present a concert of Christmas works from Italy, Spain, and Latin America!

Encore Houston, Episode 5: Ars Lyrica Houston

February 7th, 2017

1:14:00

Ars Lyrica Houston and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform music inspired by pursuit, love, and even madness.

Encore Houston, Episode 4: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

January 31st, 2017

1:15:19

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents their conductorless concert from 2016, with some familiar classics and a world premiere!

Encore Houston, Episode 3: Chamber Music Houston – The Jerusalem Quartet

January 24th, 2017

1:25:29

The Jerusalem Quartet presents music from three different centuries in a diverse concert at Rice University, with works by Haydn, Prokofiev, Dvorak, and maybe even a surprise at the end!

Encore Houston, Episode 2: KINETIC

January 17th, 2017

1:14:42

The string orchestra KINETIC presents music about darkness and light in their season opening concert of 2016, featuring guest soprano Alexandra Smither, and a world premiere by Karim Al-Zand.

Encore Houston, Episode 1: Mercury

January 9th, 2017

1:08:13

The premiere episode of Encore Houston, featuring Mercury Chamber Orchestra performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with guest soloists and members of …

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