Poster Francisco Nunez and the Young People's Chorus of NYC
Francisco Nunez and the Young People's Chorus of NYC
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Performance Today®

Francisco J. Nunez

Francisco Nunez is the artistic director and founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), an ensemble with a mission to provide children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with music education. Learn more about Francisco Nunez and the YPC on Wednesday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Alexander Scriabin: Enigme No 2
Arcadi Volodos, piano
Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall
Sony 60893

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in D minor
Arcadi Volodos, piano
Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall
Sony 60893

Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Svetlana Smolina, piano; Christopher O'Riley, piano; Elmer Churampi, trumpet
Tippet Rise, LLC, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Allison Tolz from Montreal, Canada

Jean Sibelius (arr. Jaakko Kuusisto): Cinq danses champetres (Five Rustic Dances) Op. 106
Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Carl Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet, Op. 43: Movement 2 Menuet
Susan Rotholz, flute; Elaine Douvas, oboe; Joaquin Valdepenas, clarinet; Stefanie Przybylska, bassoon; Robin Graham, horn
Barber: Summer Music and Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet
Sony 46250

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; Osmo Vanska, conductor
The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paquito D'Rivera: Tembandumba
Paquito D'Rivera, narrator; Young People's Chorus of New York City; Francisco Nunez, artistic director
Transient Glory III
Cantaloupe Music 21113

Rafael Bullumbo Landestoy: Fantasia Dominicana Parts 1 and 2
Martin Soderberg, piano
Piano Music of Rafael Landestoy
Martin Soderberg NA

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