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A concerto for brothers

Timothy and Nikki ChooiDonna Santos/Canada Council for the Arts

October 13, 2021

Composer Sheridan Seyfried wrote a double concerto for two violin-playing brothers, Timothy and Nikki Chooi. Seyfried wanted to express their special bond AND their individual personalities. On today's episode, hear an expression of what it means to be family: Sheridan Seyfried's Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Leonard Bernstein: Slava
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra | Marin Alsop, conductor
Album: Leonard Bernstein: Marin Alsop The Complete Naxos Recordings
Naxos 508018

Astor Piazzolla: Tres Tangos
Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon | Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra | Frank Strobel, conductor
RBB Broadcasting Hause, Berlin

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Peter and Mary-Bess Staffel from Bethany, WV

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3: Movements 3 & 4
London Philharmonic Orchestra | Marin Alsop, conductor
Album: BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 / Haydn Variations
Naxos 557430

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata no. 6 in F major, Movement 2, Allegretto
Paul Lewis, piano
Album: Beethoven #4 Paul Lewis
Harmonia Mundi 901909

Louise Talma: Seven Episodes for Flute, Viola, and Piano
Mimi Stillman, flute | Miranda Cuckson, viola | Charles Abramovic, piano
Dolce Suono Ensemble / DSE Presents "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Music," Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Sheridan Seyfried: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra
Nikki and Timothy Chooi, violins | Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra | Roger Kalia, conductor
Lake George Music Festival, Lake George High School, Lake George, NY

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Consecration of the House Overture
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY