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Sessions from Studio A - Nick Urb

Dec 1, 2016
Carl Nelson

Nick Urb performing "Emily" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Nick Urb performing "Until the End of Days" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Nick Urb performing "Brothers" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Christmas is coming, and soon TV screens everywhere will light up with that 1946 holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life. But the same story is coming a little early to the stage of the Houston Grand Opera. That's right: An operatic version of George Bailey's struggle with life and death opens this Friday.

Librettist Gene Scheer admits that adapting such a beloved movie has sometimes felt like a fool's errand. "It's almost secular scripture, this piece," he says. "Everyone knows all the lines."

Sessions from Studio A - Aaron Williams

Nov 24, 2016
Carl Nelson


Aaron Williams performs "Promised Land" in WNIJ's Studio A.

You can find Aaron on Facebook at Facebook.com/awband.

Classical music observers say we're living in a golden age of string quartets. It's hard to disagree when you hear the vibrant young players in New York's Attacca Quartet.

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