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Ann Hobson Pilot

Harpist Ann Hobson PilotPhoto: Michael Lutch

June 16, 2021

Ann Hobson Pilot came from a family of pianists, and saw the harp as an opportunity to forge her own musical path. She became a trailblazer in the classical world, with a list of accomplishments that makes one wonder...what hasn't she achieved? On today's show, hear Ann Hobson Pilot's story, and a thrilling performance of the Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Astor Piazzolla: Chiquillin de Bachin
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp
Album: Astor Piazzolla "Escualo"
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907627

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
The Orchestra Now | James Bagwell, conductor
Bard College, Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Annandale On-Hudson, NY

Piano Puzzler
This week’s contestant: Jessie J. Marshall from Tallahassee, FL

Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp
English Chamber Orchestra | Isaiah Jackson, conductor
Album: Mathias: Harp Concerto - Ginastera: Harp Concerto

Hour 2

Caroline Shaw: Second Essay: Echo
Calidore String Quartet
Album: Babel
Signum Classics 650

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4
Calidore String Quartet
Oriol Martorell Hall, L' Auditori, Barcelona, Spain

Ahmed Alabaca: Ascension
Robert Kruzik, clarinet
Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra | Jiri Petrdlik, conductor
Studio Recording

Rebecca Clarke: Dumka
Ellen dePasquale, violin
Toby Appel, viola
William Wolfram, piano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO