Performance Today

Zenobia Powell Perry

Zenobia Powell Perry, left, poses with music students and teachers, including Darius Milhaud, seated, in 1949.Willem Martens


Performance Today - May 19, 2021

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May 19, 2021

Zenobia Powell Perry was a life-long civil rights activist, a mother, caregiver, and pianist. In her 40s, while juggling all of her responsibilities, she pursued advanced degrees in music, and began composing. We'll hear one of the many compositions by Zenobia Powell Perry, on this edition of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Filippo Azzaiolo: Chi passa per'sta strada
Yo-Yo Ma, cello / Silk Road Ensemble
Album: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble – Silk Road Journeys
Sony 89782

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur
Yo-Yo Ma, cello / Silk Road Ensemble
Album: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble & Silk Road Journeys
Sony 89782

Piano Puzzler: Contestants: Paul and Christine Hanna from Tallahassee, FL

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56: Mvt 1
Martin Chalifour, violin
Robert deMaine, cello
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Hour 2

Zenobia Powell Perry: Homage to William Levi Dawson on his 90th Birthday
John Crotty, piano
Album: Music By Zenobia Powell Perry
Cambria Master Recordings 1138

Paul Schoenfield: Cafe Music
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Max Levinson, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Joseph Joachim: Hamlet Overture
The Orchestra Now; Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, The Sosnoff Theatre at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Zenobia Powell Perry: Clarinet Sonata
Deon Nielson Price, piano / Berkeley Price, clarinet
Album: Music By Zenobia Powell Perry
Cambria Master Recordings 1138