For almost ten years, Danish musicians Laila Skovmand and Robert Karlsson have been researching, creating and experimenting with custom-made underwater instruments. The result is AquaSonic -- an underwater concert, installation, and visual performance.
The American composer Jennifer Higdon is used to having her new work premiered by some of this country’s major orchestras. The Philadelphia Orchestra, for example, led by Wolfgang Sawallisch, gave the premiere performance of her “Concerto for Orchestra” in 2002.
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park system. On Friday's Performance Today, composer Stephen Lias joins us to discuss how he discovered a love of the outdoors, and how the National Parks have inspired 20 of his compositions. And we'll hear one such piece; Crown of the Continent, inspired by Glacier National Park.
With a career as both a cellist and an author, Edward Kelsey Moore is often asked which is his first love, music or writing? The answer lies elsewhere. 'My favorite thing is, and has always been, food,' Moore writes in this humorous (and appetite-whetting) essay.
Get a free MP3 of Bela Bartok - Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion: III. Allegro non troppo, performed by Gilbert Kalish, piano; Lee Luvisi, piano; Richard Fritz, perucssion; Gordon Gottlieb, perucssion.