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Performance Today®

Garrett McQueen

Bassoonist Garrett McQueen is the host of "Afternoon Concert" on 91.9 FM WUOT in Knoxville, and has performed in orchestras and ensembles across the country. On Wednesday's Performance Today, Garrett McQueen guest-hosts PT with concert highlights from his stomping grounds, the American Southeast.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Max Bruch: Serenade for Strings: Andante
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra; George Hanson, conductor
Bruch: Orchestral Works
Dabringhaus 3351096

Max Bruch: 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 (selections)
David Shifrin, clarinet; Paul Neubauer, viola; Gloria Chien, piano
String Theory at The Hunter, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Lessa Vernyi from Syracuse, NY

Jeff Midkiff: Mandolin Concerto "From the Blue Ridge"
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin; Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; Aram Demirjian, Music Director
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN

Hour 2

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartet: The Quiet One
Oregon String Quartet
William Grant Still
Koch 7546

Andy Miles: Bridges, Arabic European symphonic fantasy
Members of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, WDR Radio Orchestra, Wayne Marshall, conductor
Klaus von Bismarck Hall, WDR Broadcasting House, Cologne, Germany

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 Afro-American Symphony
Fort Smith Symphony; John Jeter, conductor
Still: In Memoriam
Naxos 8559174

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Selections from Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

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American Public Media’s Performance Today® is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations across the country, including at 1 p.m. central weekdays on Minnesota Public Radio. More information about our stations can be found at APM Distribution.

Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

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