Performance Today

A concerto by Han Wenhe

The Shanghai Chinese OrchestraCourtesy of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

November 13, 2020

The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is an orchestra that combines Western cellos and basses with traditional Chinese instruments. On Today's show, hear the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra perform a beautiful concerto by Chinese composer Han Wenhe, from a recent concert in Shanghai.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Continuo in C Movement I Allegro
Hilary Hahn, violin; Allan Vogel, oboe; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Hilary Hahn - Bach: Violin Concertos / Kahane, La Co
DG 986

Wenhe Han: Concerto for Chinese Flute "Landscape Around the Lake"
Jin Kai, dizi; Zhao Yunmeng, dizi; Shanghai Chinese Orchestra; Shenshen Yao, conductor
International Arts Festival of China, Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 13
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
Southeastern Piano Festival, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043
Hilary Hahn and Margaret Batjer, violins; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Gemma New, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Hour 2

Bohuslav Martinu: Magical Bag, from the ballet "Spalicek" Suite No. 2
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Evening Tunes in Prague
Denon 78926

Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
The Orchestra Now; Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, Bard's Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Annandale On-Hudson, NY

Igor Stravinsky: Suite italienne
Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Bohuslav Martinu: Nonet No. 2
Frisson Ensemble
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By the Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL