Performance Today

Celebrating and Honoring Pride

Cellist Andrew Yee | Attacca Quartet & ChamberQUEERCourtesy of the artist

June 17, 2021

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the history, resilience, and joy of the LGBTQIA community. On today's show, we celebrate Pride with a special hour highlighting queer people in classical music, with songs of activism and remembrance, community and identity.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Church Sonata No. 17 in C Major, K. 336
Markus Schirmer, piano | A Far Cry
Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 and 13 Church Sonata No. 17
Paladino Music

Carlos Simon: Amen!
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra | Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3: Movements 2-4
A Far Cry
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Benjamin Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
Telegraph Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Hour 2

Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard: We Tell Each Other Stories
Conspirare | Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Album: Considering Matthew Shepard
Harmonia Mundi 807638

David Del Tredici: Mandango: Movements 1-2
Marc Peloquin, piano
Album: Mandango: The Complete Works of David Del Tredici Vol. 2
Albany Records TR1702

Robert Savage: AIDS Ward Scherzo
Sara Laimon, piano
Album: Robert Savage: An Eye-Sky Symphony
New World Records NWCR790

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti: Ko'u inoa
Andrew Yee, cello and vocals
Personal recording Andrew made for composer

Warren Zevon / Dolly Parton, arr. Brian Mummert: Keep Me in your Heart / Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Brian Mummert, voice
Danielle Buonaiuto, voice
Jules Biber, cello
Kevin Devine, harpsichord
ChamberQUEER and The Westerlies Fest, Online

Andrew Yee: The Light After
Andrew Yee, cello and vocals
(At home concert) Comfort At One Series, Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY

Mari Esabel Valverde: When Thunder Comes
David Galvan, piano
CSU Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory University Choir | Josh Palkki, conductor
Album: We Can Mend the Sky
MPR Recording

Omar Thomas: We Will Know: Movement 1 Hymn
Nedelka Prescod, vocals | Omar Thomas Large Ensemble
Album: We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements
SoundSilence Records