Performance Today

Laurence Sherr

Composer Laurence SherrCourtesy of KSU and Laurence Sherr

April 10, 2019

Composer Laurence Sherr has dedicated his career to sharing the musical history of the Holocaust. in 2014, Sherr wrote a piece that borrowed melodies from several Jewish resistance songs. On this episode of Performance Today, hear "Myr zaynen do!" (We are here!) by Laurence Sherr.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: Scherzando No. 1 in F, Hob.II: 33: Menuet and Trio; Scherzando No. 2 in C, Hob.II: 34: Menuet and Trio
Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Haydn Ensemble Berlin; Hansjorg Schellenberger, conductor
Emmanuel Pahud: Haydn Scherzandi
EMI 56577

Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte for String Orchestra
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

The Piano Puzzler with Bruce Adolphe: This week's contestant is Gina Doorn from Los Alamos, NM

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, "Military"
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Anthony Manzo, double bass; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Geoff Nuttall, conductor
Spoleto Festival USA, The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Hour 2

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1: Movement 3 Fuga
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
Naxos 557470

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas
Jack Pena, bassoon; Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor
Spoleto Festival USA, St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC

Laurence Sherr: Sonata for Cello and Piano Mir zaynen do!
Karen Becker, cello; Jay Mauchley, piano
Red Lodge Music Festival, Red Lodge Civic Center, Red Lodge MT

Thomas Arne: Overture (Symphony) No. 1 in E minor
Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare; Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, Directors; Emlyn Ngai, Concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA