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Lady Jess

Violinist Lady JessZach Hyman Photography

June 29, 2020

June is Black Music Month, and we're celebrating the contributions of Black musicians past and present. On today's show, learn more about Lady Jess, a freelance violinist living in New York City. We'll hear selections from one of Lady Jess's recent projects - a recording of The Prison, by Ethel Smyth.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Anthony DiLorenzo: Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong
ROCO; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO: Visions Take Flight
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Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen" D. 802
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Stephen Prutsman, piano
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Dan Visconti: Legendary Love (in honor of Christian Kidd)
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Ethel Smyth: The Prison (excerpts)
Sarah Brailey, soprano; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; Experiential Orchestra & Chorus; James Blachly, conductor
Dame Ethel Smyth: The Prison
Chandos NA

Hour 2

Henri Vieuxtemps: Souvenir D'amerique, On Yankee Doodle
Leila Josefowicz, violin; John Novacek, piano
Leila Josefowicz: Americana
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George Enescu: Violin Sonata no. 3 in a minor, op. 25
Danbi Um, violin; Orion Weiss, piano
Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, "Scottish": Movement 4
The Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The Nashville Symphony, Laura Turner Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Lowell Liebermann: Fantasy on a Fugue by J.S. Bach
John Novacek, piano; Elizabeth Mann, flute; Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe; Bil Jackson, Clarinet; Michael Thornton, horn; Michael Kroth, bassoon
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO