Performance Today

Lee Koonce and the Gateways Music Festival

Lee Koonce, President & Artistic Director of the Gateways Music FestivalNate Ryan

Performance Today - June 11, 2021


June 11, 2021

On today's show, join us for highlights from the Gateways Music Festival, a festival devoted to classical musicians of African descent. Learn about Artistic Director Lee Koonce in his own words, and hear the Gateways Festival Orchestra perform the Symphony No. 3 by Florence Price.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Walter Piston: String Quartet No. 5: Movement 1
Harlem Quartet
Album: Piston: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 5

Robert Washut: Soneando for Violin, Viola and Cello
Joanna Maurer, violin
Michael Roth, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Antonio Carlos Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema
Harlem Quartet
UCCS Presents/Classical 88.7 KCME/Adventure Culture Fund, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 3 in C minor
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra | Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY

Hour 2

Byron Adams: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Allegretto grazioso
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola | Eckart Sellheim, piano
Album: Sonoran Storm
Edi Records 0888295821353

Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola | Dover Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Lincoln Recital Hall, Portland, OR

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Lake Champlain CMF Copland Ensemble | Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT

Florent Schmitt: Legende
Nikki Chooi, violin
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY