Poster Violinist and Pianist Ray Ushikubo
Violinist and Pianist Ray Ushikubo
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Ray Ushikubo

Fifteen-year-old Ray Ushikubo has been playing both the piano and violin for nearly 10 years. Since his first solo orchestral debut at the age of 10, he has performed with world-renowned artists and orchestras, including pianist Lang Lang, and the Los Angeleles Chamber Orchestra. Music and conversation with Ray Ushikubo, our PT Young Artist in Residence, on this weekend's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Camilla de Rossi: Sinfonia from "Il Sacrifizio di Abramo": Movements 1 & 4
JoAnn Falletta, lute; Bay Area Women's Philharmonic; Jo Ann Falletta, conductor
Baroquen Treasures
Newport 60102

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B-flat Major for Violin, Oboe, Strings & Basso Continuo, RV 548
Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, conductor
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Lauren Cason from Greer, SC

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: Movements 1 & 3
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Hour 2

Franz Schubert: German Dance, D 783, No 10 ; Landler D 790, No. 3; Moment Musical D 780, No. 3
Gil Shaham, violin; Goran Sollscher, guitar
Schubert for Two
DG 471 568

Maurice Ravel (arr. WindSync): Bolero
The Schubert Club, St Paul, MN, Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St Paul, MN

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major "Heroic"
Ray Ushikubo, piano
PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor K. 27
Ray Ushikubo, piano
PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10
Ray Ushikubo, piano
PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200: Movements 3 & 4
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; James Feddeck, conductor
Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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