Category Archives: Music

Open Letter to Classical 91.7

Lisa Trapani Shumate Executive Director & General Manager KUHA-FM Classical 91.7 Houston Public Radio lshumate@houstonpublicmedia.org Mrs. Shumate, I am terribly disappointed at the news of the staff firings today. To do so after having just conducted a membership campaign is … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey

Howdy! I would like to invite you to my concert Sentimental Journey: Threeton & White Do Songs of the 30’s & 40’s, on Saturday, October 12. Take a walk down Memory Lane as Douglas Threeton and Joe Carl White sing … Continue reading

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James Kibbie – Complete Bach Organ Works download for free

What a deal! Sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music. This website offers free downloads of the complete extant organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by Dr. James Kibbie from 2007 to 2009 on original baroque organs … Continue reading

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Floppy drive organ plays tocatta-boingboing

YouTube user FunToTheHead has created a working organ that uses finely tuned wheezing floppy drives to play rather impressive renditions of music. It’s not easy to sequence for four-note floppy-drive organs, but FunToTheHead has done a rather good job with … Continue reading

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Silent Prince World Premiere at Hobby Center, 10/15 8pm | Opera Vista

Opera Vista presents the world premiere of The Silent Prince, a “Bollywood” opera with music and libretto by Thailand’s leading operatic composer, Somtow Sucharitkul. An aesthetic fusion of east and west, The Silent Prince’s lush score combines western and traditional … Continue reading

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Who says it is “the dismal science”?

Starts off a little slow, but give it a chance.

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What I’ve been working on lately

No more tickets for ‘Cabildo,’ being staged during FQF – Living/Lagniappe: As dusk descended across Jackson Square on Thursday, April 16, the light softened in the courtyard of the Cabildo. On the hour, the bells of the St. Louis Cathedral … Continue reading

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Come hear me sing with OV tonight at AvantGarden

Modern Opera for Modern Times! Event: Les Chansons Macabres Date/Time: October 31, 2008 at 9:00PM Location: AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006 Price: Suggested donation of $10 Opera Vista Presents Les Chansons Macabres Halloween Night Start your Halloween at … Continue reading

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Take a break this weekend for some great music

8pm at Bayou Bend (Westcott @ Memorial) Gate opens 7:15 $25, $20 for students, seniors, and MFAH members bring your lawn chairs and blankets

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Could someone please do a production of Iolanthe in Washington?

I’ll buy tickets for all the members of Congress. They don’t have to be there for the whole show; they could skip the entire first act, if need be (though they’d miss the great Act I finale). As long as … Continue reading

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