Encore Houston

Encore Houston

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Revisiting concerts from Houston’s performing arts scene.


112: Ars Lyrica
Sep 11 • 65 min
Ars Lyrica performs music by Bach, Telemann, and Brescianello.
111: Theater District Highlights
Sep 3 • 104 min
Excerpts from Houston Theater District performances by Ars Lyrica, Apollo Chamber Players, Aperio, MUSIQA, Da Camera, and Mercury.
110: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Aug 16 • 85 min
The New Zealand String Quartet performs with members of the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society in works by Mozart, Dvořák, and Gareth Farr.
109: Round Top Music Festival
Aug 14 • 84 min
Musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform works by Haydn and Mahler.
108: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Jul 25 • 66 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs music by Enescu, Holst, and some world premieres from past seasons by Rick Robinson and Marcus Maroney.
107: Round Top Music Festival
Jul 1 • 68 min
Round Top Music Festival musicians perform chamber works by Schnittke, Britten, and Dvořák.
106: Texas Music Festival
Jul 1 • 82 min
Musicians from the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival perform works by Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov.
105: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Jun 3 • 84 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs three chamber works by Beethoven.
104: Houston Chamber Choir
May 30 • 83 min
The Houston Chamber Choir performs popular music and jazz with vocalist Kim Nazarian.
103: Mercury
May 15 • 68 min
Mercury performs Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony and Triple Concerto.
102: KINETIC
May 6 • 71 min
KINETIC and WindSync perform works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg.
101: Da Camera – Sergio and Odair Assad and Avi Avital
May 2 • 72 min
Renowned guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad and mandolinist Avi Avital perform works by Bach, Haydn, Piazzolla, and others.
100: Bach Society Houston
Apr 29 • 118 min
The Bach Society performs a musical telling of the Passion of Jesus.
99: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Apr 12 • 75 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs works for varying combinations of flute, viola, and harp.
98: Da Camera
Mar 21 • 73 min
Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Sarah Rothenberg of Da Camera perform Schubert’s Winterreise
97: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Mar 4 • 87 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs a world premiere by Alexander Miller and other works by Holst, Mercadante, and Schoenberg.
96: Aperio, Music of the Americas
Feb 22 • 77 min
Aperio, Music of the Americas performs Douglas J. Cuomo’s Savage Winter.
95: Mercury
Feb 22 • 69 min
Mercury performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert.
94: KINETIC
Feb 13 • 71 min
KINETIC performs works by Hugo Wolf, Grażyna Bacewicz, and a world premiere by Tommy Dougherty.
93: Chamber Music Houston – Montrose Trio
Jan 30 • 73 min
The Montrose Trio performs music by Haydn, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.
92: MUSIQA
Jan 30 • 81 min
MUSIQA presents poetry readings and performs works inspired by folk music and art.
91: Bach Society Houston
Jan 9 • 72 min
The Bach Society Houston recreates a Mass from 1817, with music by Bach, Schicht, and Righini.
90: Ars Lyrica
Jan 2 • 93 min
Ars Lyrica performs works by J.S. Bach and François Couperin.
89: Apollo Chamber Players
Jan 2 • 70 min
The Apollo Chamber Players perform Brazilian music from Marcelo Zarvos, Leo Brouwer, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
88: Houston Chamber Choir
Dec 17, 2018 • 68 min
Highlights from the Houston Chamber Choir’s Christmas at the Villa de Matel concerts.
87: Mercury
Dec 4, 2018 • 84 min
Mercury performs music fitting for the holiday season by Corelli, Bach, Mozart, and Rigel.
86: Da Camera
Dec 4, 2018 • 85 min
Da Camera presents Ives’ violin sonatas and traditional American songs.
85: Chamber Music Houston – Jerusalem String Quartet
Nov 15, 2018 • 77 min
Chamber Music Houston presents a concert of string sextets by Strauss, Schoenberg, and Tchaikovsky.
84: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Nov 5, 2018 • 74 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs string quintets by Mozart and Dvořák.
83: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Nov 5, 2018 • 75 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn, Ravel, and Milhaud, with a world premiere by Brad Sayles.
82: KINETIC
Oct 12, 2018 • 67 min
KINETIC performs music by Mozart, Gesualdo, and Beethoven, along with three contemporary composers.
81: MUSIQA
Oct 11, 2018 • 68 min
MUSIQA welcomes Kate Soper to perform her own Voices from the Killing Jar.
80: Houston Chamber Choir
Oct 5, 2018 • 68 min
The Houston Chamber Choir performs music from the Renaissance as well as works by Leonard Bernstein and David Lang.
79: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Sep 19, 2018 • 67 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs works from and inspired by the eighteenth century.
78: Chamber Music Houston – Emerson String Quartet
Sep 17, 2018 • 82 min
The Emerson String Quartet performs music by Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven.
77: Loop38
Sep 12, 2018 • 68 min
Loop38 performs contemporary works by Adès, Mazzoli, Norman, Gandolfi, and Clyne.
76: Mercury
Sep 12, 2018 • 77 min
Mercury performs works by Mozart and Haydn.
75: Texas New Music Ensemble
Aug 14, 2018 • 70 min
Meg Griffith from the Texas New Music Ensemble performs works for solo flute and electronics.
74: KINETIC
Aug 8, 2018 • 65 min
KINETIC performs music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and a premiere by Daniel Knaggs.
73: Ars Lyrica
Aug 2, 2018 • 78 min
Ars Lyrica performs music by Telemann, Handel, and J.S. Bach.
72: Da Camera – Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt
Aug 2, 2018 • 88 min
Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt perform music by Beethoven, Bartok, Mozart, and Schubert.
71: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Jul 19, 2018 • 81 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann.
70: Round Top Music Festival
Jul 18, 2018 • 81 min
Chamber musicians at the Round Top Music Festival perform works by Mozart, Dutilleux, and Francaix.
69: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Jun 26, 2018 • 70 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs world premieres by Derek Bermel and Anthony DiLorenzo, with additional works by Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.
68: Round Top Music Festival
Jun 26, 2018 • 71 min
Musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform music by Revueltas, Harberg, and Dvořák.
67: Mercury
Jun 18, 2018 • 78 min
Mercury performs Mozart’s Requiem.
66: Texas Music Festival
Jun 7, 2018 • 105 min
The Texas Music Festival Orchestra puts on an epic performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony.
65: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
May 29, 2018 • 71 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Beethoven, Schubert, Previn, and Brahms.
64: Chamber Music Houston – The Vienna Piano Trio
May 23, 2018 • 96 min
The Vienna Piano Trio performs music by Haydn, Kagel, and Tchaikovsky.
63: Ars Lyrica Houston
May 17, 2018 • 92 min
Ars Lyrica and the Bach Society Houston perform an English oratorio by Handel.
62: Houston Chamber Choir
May 9, 2018 • 82 min
The Houston Chamber Choir performs American works and music by Johannes Brahms.
61: KINETIC
May 2, 2018 • 69 min
KINETIC performs English string music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Anna Clyne.
60: Aperio, Music of the Americas
Apr 24, 2018 • 71 min
Aperio, Music of the Americas performs music inspired by Central and South American culture.
59: Da Camera – Jason Vieaux
Apr 23, 2018 • 75 min
Da Camera presents guitarist Jason Vieaux with classical and contemporary works by composers from around the world.
58: MUSIQA
Apr 11, 2018 • 74 min
MUSIQA collaborates with Loop38 on a concert featuring works by Karim Al-Zand, Pierre Jalbert, and Anthony Brandt.
57: Ars Lyrica Houston
Apr 5, 2018 • 84 min
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.
56: Chamber Music Houston – Modigliani Quartet
Mar 22, 2018 • 87 min
Chamber Music Houston features the Modigliani Quartet with works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn.
55: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Mar 14, 2018 • 81 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society puts on chamber works by Bloch, Poulenc, Duruflé, and others.
54: Context
Mar 13, 2018 • 69 min
Musicians from Context perform an all-Beethoven concert for violin, cello, and piano.
53: Apollo Chamber Players
Feb 13, 2018 • 94 min
The Apollo Chamber Players present works by Glass, Riley, and two world premieres by Chitravina N. Ravikiran.
52: Mercury
Feb 8, 2018 • 85 min
Mercury Chamber Orchestra performs music from Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes and works by Couperin and Marais.
51: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Jan 30, 2018 • 68 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents the final concert of its 2005-2006 inaugural season, with works by Debussy, Haydn, Bermel, and more, with guest soloist Timothy Jones!
50: Da Camera – St. Lawrence String Quartet
Jan 23, 2018 • 87 min
The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs works by Hadyn, Adams, and Beethoven in a concert hosted by Da Camera.
49: KINETIC
Jan 20, 2018 • 73 min
KINETIC performs works by Rautavaara, Mustonen, and Bartok, with a unique take on the latter’s Romanian Folk Dances.
48: MUSIQA
Jan 20, 2018 • 84 min
MUSIQA performs contemporary works by local composers and international composers in this concert from 2004.
47: Bach Society Houston
Jan 20, 2018 • 78 min
The Bach Society Houston presents a concert featuring all of the motets by J.S. Bach.
46: Ars Lyrica Houston
Jan 20, 2018 • 81 min
Ars Lyrica Houston performs music from their 2017 season opener: Sweet Philomena, with works by Handel, Mozart, CPE Bach, and more.
45: Houston Chamber Choir
Dec 7, 2017 • 87 min
The Houston Chamber Choir performs their 2016 Christmas at the Villa concert, with holiday music old and new!
44: Mercury
Dec 7, 2017 • 89 min
Mercury Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of works by Vivaldi, including his Gloria.
42: Texas New Music Ensemble
Nov 14, 2017 • 70 min
The Texas New Music Ensemble performs a concert of world premieres by Houston-based composers.
41: Context
Nov 8, 2017 • 69 min
Context performs an all-Chopin concert featuring works from his early career.
39: Chamber Music Houston – Emerson String Quartet
Oct 26, 2017 • 110 min
The Emerson String Quartet, celebrating its 40th anniversary, performs music by Mozart, Beethoven, and a newly commissioned work by Mark-Anthony Turnage.
37: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Oct 10, 2017 • 73 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs works inspired by folk music from the European Romani people.
36: MUSIQA
Oct 4, 2017 • 82 min
MUSIQA celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a concert inspired by folk songs and Bob Dylan.
35: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Sep 26, 2017 • 68 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs music by Mahler, Jalbert, Guilmant, and Haydn with conductor Edwin Outwater and organist Paul Jacobs.
34: Aperio, Music Of The Americas
Sep 19, 2017 • 87 min
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 Bragato, contemporary works by Osvaldo…
33: Harvey Relief Concert
Sep 12, 2017 • 75 min
The Apollo Chamber Players, MUSIQA, and Jazz Forever come together for a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
32: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Aug 22, 2017 • 85 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society presents works by Beach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Francaix.
31: Texas New Music Ensemble
Aug 15, 2017 • 79 min
The Texas New Music Ensemble performs works by composers from Houston and other areas of Texas.
30: Ars Lyrica Houston
Aug 8, 2017 • 79 min
Ars Lyrica Houston celebrates the legacy of Don Quixote with music from the 15th to 18th centuries.
29: Houston Chamber Choir
Jul 25, 2017 • 106 min
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, settings of the Latin Mass were the…
Encore Houston: Episode 28 – KINETIC
Jul 19, 2017 • 66 min
KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble performs music from their second ever concert, with works by Bloch, Ysaye, and Ireland.
27: Da Camera – Elias String Quartet
Jul 12, 2017 • 70 min
The Elias String Quartet, hosted by Da Camera, performs music of Beethoven and Brahms.
26: Chamber Music Houston – Quatuor Ébene
Jul 5, 2017 • 89 min
Chamber Music Houston presents Quatuor Ébène with music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy.
25: Aperio, Music Of The Americas
Jun 27, 2017 • 111 min
Aperio, Music of the Americas performs contemporary works from three different concerts, with a few inspired by popular music.
24: Round Top Music Festival
Jun 20, 2017 • 76 min
Faculty musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform works by Kodály, Janáček, and Schubert.
23: Julia Fox And Keith Weber – 2016 Texas Tour
Jun 13, 2017 • 66 min
Soprano Julia Fox and pianist Keith Weber perform works by contemporary Texas-based composers.
22: Texas Music Festival
Jun 6, 2017 • 80 min
Student musicians in the Texas Music Festival Orchestra perform dark works by Rachmaninoff, Webern, and Berg.
21: MUSIQA
May 30, 2017 • 74 min
MUSIQA presents works by living composers as well as a poetry reading by Erica Funkhouser.
20: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
May 23, 2017 • 75 min
The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society performs music by Halvorsen, Shostakovich, and Dvorak’s Dumky Trio.
19: Ars Lyrica
May 16, 2017 • 85 min
Ars Lyrica performs music of Beethoven, J.C.F. Bach, and Jean-Marie Leclair with special guest soloists.
18: Mercury
May 9, 2017 • 78 min
Mercury performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Rameau with guest soloist Alexander Weimann.
17: KINETIC
May 2, 2017 • 76 min
KINETIC presents early music from Mendelssohn and Barber, a world premiere by Alexandra T. Bryant, and more!
16: Apollo Chamber Players
Apr 26, 2017 • 67 min
The Apollo Chamber Players perform music about creation and existence from Walczak, Milhaud, and Haydn.
15: Context
Apr 18, 2017 • 69 min
Context presents music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, embodying the new trends in music as Romanticism began to fade.
14: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Apr 11, 2017 • 76 min
French music and French inspirations with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
13: St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society
Apr 4, 2017 • 67 min
Musicians from the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society perform three works for string octet.
12: Round Top Music Festival
Mar 28, 2017 • 78 min
Student musicians from the Round Top Music Festival perform powerhouses of the French orchestral repertoire.
11: Houston Chamber Choir
Mar 21, 2017 • 76 min
The Houston Chamber Choir and organist Ken Cowan perform the complete choral works of French composer Maurice Duruflé.
10: Apollo Chamber Players
Mar 14, 2017 • 77 min
The Apollo Chamber Players and Erberk Eryilmaz take us on an international musical journey in Europe and the Middle East.
9: MUSIQA
Mar 8, 2017 • 67 min
MUSIQA performs contemporary music both from composers far away and from right here in Houston.
7: Context
Feb 21, 2017 • 79 min
Context presents an all-Beethoven concert with an authentic, restored piano from 1826!
6: Houston Early Music – El Mundo
Feb 14, 2017 • 75 min
Richard Savino and his chamber ensemble El Mundo present a concert of Christmas works from Italy, Spain, and Latin America!
5: Ars Lyrica Houston
Feb 7, 2017 • 74 min
Ars Lyrica Houston and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform music inspired by pursuit, love, and even madness.
4: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Jan 31, 2017 • 75 min
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents their conductorless concert from 2016, with some familiar classics and a world premiere!
3: Chamber Music Houston – The Jerusalem Quartet
Jan 24, 2017 • 85 min
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!
2: KINETIC
Jan 17, 2017 • 74 min
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.
1: Mercury
Jan 9, 2017 • 68 min
The premiere episode of Encore Houston, featuring Mercury Chamber Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with guest soloists and members of the Houston Symphony Chorus.