Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has been playing the Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg since she was 11 years old... her original copy of the music is decorated with the Hello Kitty stickers. Montero is now 46, and she just recently bought a new copy of the music. On Thursday's Performance Today, the ever-youthful Gabriela Montero performs Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting.
Sicilienne Etude Op. 7
Toke Lund Christiansen, flute; Per Salo, piano
La Flute Parisienne
Wind Quintet in G
JooYon Chung, flute; Linnea Rowley, oboe; Rosario Galante, clarinet; Randy Fultz, bassoon; Connor Monday, horn
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX
Nicholas Walker, double bass; Elizabeth Simkin, cello
New Directions Cello Festival, Hockett Family Recital Hall, Ithaca College School of Music, Ithaca, NY
Concerto for Violin, Op 35: Movement 2 & 3
Chloe Hanslip, violin; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
BPO Live BRAHMS TCHAIKOVSKY
Beau Fleuve Records 610708-095002 Hour 2
La Comparsa & Por que te vas?
Gabriela Montero, piano
Overture to Ali Baba, or The Forty Thieves
Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33 No. 2, 'The Joke'
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC
Piano Concerto, Op. 16: Movements 2 & 3
Gabriela Montero, piano; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jones Hall, Houston, TX