Performance Today

Jason Moran: Cane

Composer Jason MoranCourtesy of Artist

June 09, 2021

When Marie Therese Coin Coin was granted her freedom in 1778, she used her business skills to become a landowner, with the goal of purchasing her children's freedom. Composer Jason Moran is Coin Coin's great-great-grand-nephew. On today's show, hear the Imani Winds play "Cane" by Jason Moran - music inspired by Moran's family history.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Valerie Coleman: Concerto for Wind Quintet Movement 1: Afro
Imani Winds
Album: The Classical Underground
Koch International Classics 7599

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Allegro moderato
Nikita Mndoyants, piano
The Cleveland Orchestra | Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Cleveland International Piano Competition, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH

Piano Puzzler
Contestant is Anne Nelson from Portland, Maine

Jason Moran: Cane
Imani Winds
UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hour 2

Astor Piazzolla: Milonga en re
Gidon Kremer, violin | Vadim Sakharov, piano | Alois Posch, double bass
Album: Hommage a Piazzolla
Nonesuch 79407

Natalie Dietterich: Aeolian Dust
Yale Philharmonia | Inmo Kang, conductor
Yale School of Music, Woolsey Hall, New Haven, CT

Fanny Mendelssohn: Trio for violin, cello and piano in D minor, Op. 11
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Astor Piazzolla: Concierto Para Quinteto
Quinteto Tango Nuevo:
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon
Hector Console, bass
Horacio Malvicino, guitar
Fernando Suarez Paz, violin
Pablo Ziegler, piano
Album: Tango: Zero Hour
Nonesuch 79469