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Beth McNinch and Musici Ireland

Musici IrelandPhoto: Frances Marshall

October 04, 2021

Violist Beth McNinch used to like jumping out of planes and scuba diving. Now, she snuggles her dog, plays dominos with her family, and runs a chamber music collective called Musici Ireland. On today's show , hear the group Musici Ireland, from a concert in Wexford, Ireland.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joel Puckett: Concerto Duo Movement 1: The Great American Scream
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Demarre McGill, flute | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra | Allen Tinkham, conductor
Album: Winged Creatures
Cedille 90000187

Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen" for Flute and Piano
Demarre McGill, flute | Joyce Yang, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Adam Schoenberg: Finding Rothko
United States Marine Chamber Orchestra | Col. Jason K. Fettig, conductor
United States Marine Band, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA

Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2, Movement 2 (encore) Blues
Benjamin Beilman, violin | Orion Weiss, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Zoltan Kodaly: Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola, Movement 1
Ani Kavafian, Joseph Silverstein, violins | Paul Neubauer, viola
Album: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Bartok, Kodaly, Dohnanyi
Delos 3151

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon Overture
Greenville Symphony Orchestra | Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Greenville Symphony Association, Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SC

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasiestucke (Fantasy Pieces) for String Quartet, Op. 5
Mia Cooper, violin | Joanna Quigley, violin | Beth McNinch, viola | Adrian Mantu, cello
Musici Ireland, Wells House, County Wexford, Wexford, Ireland

Ola Gjeilo: Ave Generosa
Hannah Kloninger-Stever, soloist | iSing Silicon Valley
Album: Here I Stand
Innova Records 058

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Daniel Phillips, Danbi Um, Kristin Lee, violins
Mark Holloway, Yura Lee, Richard O'Neill, violas
Nicholas Canellakis, Efe Baltacigil, Colin Carr, cellos
Joseph Conyers, double bass
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA