Performance Today

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Composer Ellen Taaffe ZwilichPhoto: Bill Keefrey


Performance Today - May 24, 2021

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May 24, 2021

Last year, composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich premiered a new concerto for cello and full orchestra. Zwilich then reimagined that piece for a smaller ensemble of only six players—the limitations of the pandemic made that idea all the more timely, appealing, and safe. On today's show, we'll hear the Cello Concerto for chamber ensemble, by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, performed for a live (online) audience from the spacious Brungard Aviation Hangar, in Boulder, Colorado.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Amy Beach: Prelude on an Old Folk Tune
Joanne Polk, piano
Album: Under The Stars
Arabesque 6704

Fritz Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin
Benny Kim, violin | Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA

Isaac Albeniz, arr. Fritz Kreisler: Tango
Benny Kim, violin | Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-Sharp minor, Op. 67 
Shawn Moore, violin
Geoffrey Herd, violin
Kirsten Doctor, viola
Clive Greensmith, cello
Esther Park, piano
Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra | Yu An Chang, conductor
Tanglewood, Ozawa Hall, Lenox, MA

Hour 2

Anton Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35: Mvt. 3
Kirsten Johnson, viola | Lynn Harrell & Zuill Bailey, cellos | Soovin Kim, violin
Album: Dohnanyi: Serenade In C Major - Arensky: String Quartet No. 2
Delos

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Cello Concerto
Zuill Bailey, cello
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Michael Brook, viola
Charles Lee, cello
David Crowe, bass
Jennifer Hayghe, piano
Michael Butterman, conductor
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Brungard Aviation Hangar, Boulder, CO

Robert Paterson: Dark Mountains
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Ryan George: An Ge Fhiain (The Wild Goose)
United States Marine Band | Col. Jason K. Fettig, conductor
United States Marine Band, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA