Performance Today

Meira Warshauer

Meira Warshauer, composerCourtesy of artist

December 29, 2020

Our planet is teeming with life, and the rainforests are the lungs of the earth. Composer Meira Warshauer was moved by that image and the threats our natural world faces when she wrote her first symphony. It's a musical prayer for healing, for our home. On today's show, hear Warshauer's Symphony No. 1 "Living Breathing Earth", from a performance by the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, NC.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Frederic Chopin: Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Bravo! Chopin Piano Works
Telarc 82003

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Samuel Glicklich, piano; Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Antonio Vivaldi: Vedro con mio diletto from Giustino, RV 717
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Luri Lee, Jeffrey Dyrda, Geoff Nuttall, and Owen Dalby, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor movement
Bion Tsang, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Hour 2

Bohuslav Martinu: Sinfonia Concertante for Two Orchestras: Movement 4 Allegretto
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Concerto Grosso
Supraphon 110381

Inti Illimani, arr. LAGQ: La Fiesta de la Tirana
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Traditional, LAGQ: Shenandoah
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Church, Jacksonville, FL

Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano, H. 340
Raphael Bell, cello; Jeewon Park, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Meira Warshauer: Symphony No. 1 Living Breathing Earth: Mvts 2-4
Western Piedmont Symphony; John G. Ross, conductor
Western Piedmont Symphony, First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC