Performance Today


Avi AvitalJean-Baptiste Millot

June 09, 2017

Composer David Bruce says that, for him, the sound of mandolin is "golden", so he wrote a piece for mandolin and string quartet inspired by the sun. On Friday's Performance Today, Avi Avital and the Dover Quartet play the sunny piece "Cymbeline" by David Bruce.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg: Once Upon a Time, Op. 71, No. 1
Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces
DG 437522

Edvard Grieg: Puck, from 'Lyric Pieces, Book 10, Op. 71'
Georgia Guitar Quartet: Kyle Dawkins, Brian Smith, Phil Snyder, Jason Solomon
Pensacola Christian College, The Crowne Centre, Pensacola, FL

George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX

David Bruce: Cymbeline
Avi Avital, mandolin; The Dover String Quartet
String Theory at the Hunter, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Hour 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for glass harmonica
John Williams, guitar
Mozart Makes You Smarter
Sony 66245

Peter Schickele: Spring Forward for clarinet quintet (2015)
David Shifrin, clarinet; The Miro Quartet
Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, AZ

Anthony DiLorenzo: Go!
Center City Brass Quintet: Anthony DiLorenzo, trumpet; Geoffrey Hardcastle, trumpet; Richard King, horn; Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto, trombone; Craig Knox, Tuba
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31, K. 297, "Paris"
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA