Poster Orlando Wells at the Grand Canyon Music Festival
Orlando Wells and fellow musicians rehearse for an upcoming performance at the 2015 Grand Canyon Music Festival.
Nate Ryan / APM
Performance Today®

The last of the 2015 music festivals

On Friday's Performance Today, we'll head to Arizona to hear highlights from the last of the 2015 summer music festivals -- the Grand Canyon Music Festival. This unique festival not only showcases great music in a beautiful place; it also works with young Native American composers.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": 4. Larghetto espressivo
Emerson String Quartet
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
DG 453811

Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major Hob.: VIIe
Alison Balsom, trumpet; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jones Hall, Houston, TX

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 2. Larghetto; 3. Rondo.
Razvan Stoica, violin; Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra; Gerd Schaller, conductor
Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Romanian Radio, Bucharest, Romania

Kathy Edaakie: Too Attached
Sweet Plantain: Orlando Wells, violin; Joe Deninzon, violin; Leo Grinhauz, cello; Edward Hardy, viola
Grand Canyon Music Festival, Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Xavier Ben: Wandering Tree
Sweet Plantain: Orlando Wells, violin; Joe Deninzon, violin; Leo Grinhauz, cello; Edward Hardy, viola
Grand Canyon Music Festival, Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Hour 2

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: 4. Marsch
San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler
London 421523

Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi
Miro Quartet
San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX

Emily Doolittle: Falling Still
Harriet Mackenzie, violin; English String Orchestra; Kenneth Woods, conductor
LSO St Luke's, London, England

Kyle Dawkins: Flight
Georgia Guitar Quartet
Pensacola Christian College, The Crowne Centre, Pensacola, FL

Paul Hindemith: Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Swiss Italian Orchestra; Lukasz Borowicz, conductor
Stelio Molo Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland

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