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Jessica Meyer: Source of Joy

Jessica Meyer, violist, composer, & educatorPhoto: Leonardo Mascaro

January 21, 2022

Jessica Meyer is a violist, composer, and educator. She says she only began to identify as a composer after she started playing her viola through a loop pedal, a tool that enables a solo musician to create layer upon layer of sound and texture. On today's show, hear Jessica Meyer play her piece Source of Joy, from a concert in Charleston, South Carolina.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Peter Meechan: Song of Hope
Ryan Anthony, trumpet | Michael Sachs, trumpet | David Bilger, trumpet
Members of the Dallas Symphony, brass & percussion
Album: Cancer Blows: Thirty Trumpet Legends, One Moment in Time, Determined to Help Blow Cancer Away
Hope Records

Peter Meechan: Soliloquies From a Quiet Place
Ryan Anthony & Lens Lindemann, trumpets | Dallas Winds | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, TX

Jessica Meyer: Source of Joy
Jessica Meyer, viola and loop pedal
The Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theater, Charleston SC

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra | Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Philharmonie, Paris, France

Hour 2

Ulysses Kay: Three Inventions
Monica Gaylord, piano
Album: Piano Music of Black Composers
Music & Arts 737

Ulysses Kay: Pieta
Anna Mattix, English horn | The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Anthony Holborne: Drive the Cold Winter Away & Three Pieces
Baroque Music Montana Ensemble | Carrie Krause, conductor
Baroque Music Montana, First Presbyterian Church, Bozeman MT

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: Movements 2-3
Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Interlochen Presents, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, MI