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Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out

Composer Nkeiru OkoyeCourtesy of the Colour of Music Festival

August 05, 2020

In 2013, Lee Pringle founded the Colour of Music Festival. The festival highlights the significance and impact of composers and musicians of African descent. On today's show, hear Voices Shouting Out by American composer Nkeiru Okoye, performed by the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Hampson Sisler: Phoenix Forever IV. Phoenix Eternal
Praga Sinfonietta; Marlon Daniel, conductor
Hampson Sisler: Phoenix Forever - Orchestral Music
MSR Classics NA

Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out
R Robin, Bass; K Sims, horn; S Wilson, Trombone; C Chandler, violin; M Bennett, flute; R Benson, oboe; R Davis, clarinet; Colour Of Music Festival Orchestra; Marlon Daniel, conductor
Colour Of Music Festival, Memminger Auditorium, Charleston, SC

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Kelly Ferjutz from Cleveland, OH

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 16
Stephen Taylor, oboe; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Wu Qian, piano
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major BWV 1010 Movement 1 Prelude
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Bach: Cello Suites, BWVV 1007 - 1012
PentaTone Records 518675

Richard Wagner, arr. Franz Liszt: Isolde's Liebestodt from Tristan and Isolde
Stephen Prutsman, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Valerie Coleman: Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Imani Winds
UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Rafael Payare, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY