Performance Today

GVSU National Park tour

Yellowstone National ParkJohn Jansen

August 19, 2016

On Friday's Performance Today, we'll continue our centennial celebration in honor of the U.S. National Park System. We'll be joined by Bill Ryan, director of the GVSU New Music Ensemble, who will tell us why his group has dedicated the past two years to music inspired by our National Parks. Plus, we'll hear music from the natural world.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Paul Lansky: Idle Fancies: 1. Laughing Matter
Ayano Kataoka, percussion
String Theory, The Hunter Museum of American Art

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 2
New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York

David Biedenbender: Red Vesper
GVSU New Music Ensemble

Hour 2

Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata for Piano in C minor, Hob. XVII:20
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Derek Bermel: Murmurations: 2. Gliding Over Algiers; 3. Swarming Rome
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Cho-Liang Lin, conductor
St. John the Divine, Houston TX

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Golden Key Suite No. 4, Op. 55d
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA