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PT Weekend: Herding cellos in South Carolina

Cellists Joshua Roman, Paul Wiancko, Christopher Costanza, and Nina Lee perform Wiancko's "When the Night" at Spoleto Festival USA.Photo: courtesy of Spoleto Festival USA

May 07, 2022

Concert curator Geoff Nuttall loves cellos - can't get enough of them. But he says that getting four cellists onstage at the same time is like trying to get four unicorns together. On today's show, a rare sighting: four all-star cellists at the Spoleto Festival USA perform "When the Night" by Paul Wiancko.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Robert Schumann: Carnaval Movement 1 and 2 Preambule and Pierrot
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Album: Kirill Gerstein: Imaginary Pictures
Myrios 13

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Schumann Quartet
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Luigi Boccherini: Flute Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 19 No. 5
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute | Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins | Daniel Phillips, viola | Christopher Costanza, cello
Bank of America Chamber Music Series, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Clara Wieck Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20
Michelle Cann, piano
Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Hour 2

Miguel del Aguila: Salon Buenos Aires: Samba
Camerata San Antonio
Album: Miguel Del Aguila: Salon Buenos Aires
Bridge 9302

Miguel del Aguila: Herbsttag "Autumn Day"
Roma Duncan, flute | J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon | Marguerite Lynn Williams, harp
Members of the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Reinhold Gliere: Horn Concerto B flat Major Op. 91
Yun Zeng, French horn | Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra | Arseny Shuplyakov, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Paul Wiancko: When the Night, for Cello Quartet
Joshua Roman, Paul Wiancko, Christopher Costanza, Nina Lee, cellos
Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC