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Clarice Assad: Without Borders

Composer Clarice Assadwww.AmaraPhotos.com

April 22, 2019

Composer Clarice Assad was born and raised in Brazil, but has spent the last few decades in the United States. When she's asked where home is, she says "The Americas." On this episode of Performance Today, hear Assad's "Without Borders," performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Francis Poulenc: from 15 Improvisations: No. 11 in G minor & No. 15 in C minor
Lucille Chung, piano
Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo
Signum 455

Clarice Assad: Sin fronteras
Chicago Sinfonietta; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Project W
Cedille 33229

Alexander Scriabin: Andante in B Major, Op. 16, No. 1
Lucille Chung, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Alexander Scriabin: Andante in B-flat Major, Op. 11, No. 21
Lucille Chung, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Alexander Scriabin: Vers la flamme (Towards the Flame), Op. 72
Lucille Chung, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 4
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Teddy Abrams, conductor
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Jennifer Higdon: String Poetic: Nocturne
Jennifer Koh, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano
String Poetic
Cedille 103

Edward Elgar: Adagio "Nimrod" (Enigma Variations) Op 36 Adagio
St. Olaf Orchestra; Steven Amundsen, conductor
St Olaf College, Skoglund Auditorium, Northfield, MN

Charles Ives: Quartet No. 1 for Strings: From the Salvation Army
Escher String Quartet
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Maurice Ravel: Sonata No.2, M.77: Movements 1-3
Jennifer Koh, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, The Breakers - Gold Room, Palm Beach, FL