Performance Today

The Imagined Forest

Composer Grace-Evangeline MasonPhoto: BBC/Les Gibbon

October 27, 2021

British composer Grace-Evangeline Mason wrote a piece that she wanted to "transport...listener(s) somewhere intimate and yet, surreal." On today's show, hear the world-premiere of that piece: The Imagined Forest, by Grace-Evangeline Mason.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16: Movement 3 Sehr aufgeregt
Wu Qian, piano
Album: Schumann - Prior - Liszt
Dal Segno

Grace-Evangeline Mason: The Imagined Forest
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Domingo Hindoyan, conductor
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, England

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Tim Rogers from Austin, TX

Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata in C Minor No. 3, Op. 45
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Wu Qian, piano
String Theory @HOME (virtual event)

Hour 2

Florence Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint Movement 1 Calvary
Apollo Chamber Players
Album: Apollo Chamber Players: Blurred Boundaries
Navona 6038

Philip Glass: Etude No. 6
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CA

Bohuslav Martinu: Fantasia for Theremin, Oboe, String Quartet and Piano
Carolina Eyck, theremin | Elizabeth Priestly Siffert, oboe | Alejandro Barranon, piano
Apollo Chamber Players, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX

Grazyna Bacewicz: Uwertura (Overture)
Basel Sinfonietta | Jessica Horsley, conductor
Casino, Bern, Switzerland

Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132
David Shifrin, clarinet | Paul Neubauer, viola | Gloria Chien, piano
String Theory at the Hunter, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN