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Melting away

Okjökull glacier commemorative plaqueRice University, via Wikimedia Commons

November 22, 2021

In 2019, there was a ceremony in Iceland to memorialize the Ok glacier that had melted away. A humble copper plaque was installed in its former spot, and composer Marcus Maroney wrote a piece inspired by the inscription on that plaque. On today's show, ROCO performs Marcus Maroney's ‘OK, Goodbye’, from a concert in Houston.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Gregory Flint: Serenade d'Hiver (Winter Serenade)
The Asbury Brass Quintet
Album: The Asbury Quintet with Adolphe Herseth, soloist: Works by Lutoslawski, Bohme, Grainger, Jevtic, Bozza, Saint-Saens
Albany 273

Ferruccio Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque
Stephen Hough, piano
CAMA, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

Jean-Marie Leclair: Overture III in A Major, after Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 13
Chloe Fedor and Ravenna Lipchik, violins | Keiran Campbell, cello | Joshua Stauffer, theorbo | Elliot Figg, harpsichord
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Camille Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert for Horn and Piano, Op. 94
Jeffrey Fair, horn | Paige Roberts Molloy, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Marcus Maroney: OK, Goodbye
Christina Jennings, flute | Matt Dane, viola d'amore | ROCO | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Hour 2

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, 1915: Movement 3 Final
Ransom Wilson, flute | Paul Neubauer, viola | Nancy Allen, harp
Album: Debussy: Complete Chamber Music
Delos 3167

Andy Akiho: Haiku 2
Sandbox Percussion
String Theory, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Claude Debussy: Images, Book 1
Daniela Liebman, piano
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony: Movements 1 & 3
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College - The Orchestra Now, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY