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PT Weekend: Conrad Tao

Conrad TaoCourtesy of the artist

June 18, 2022

Conrad Tao wrote a piece when he was 15 years old called Eventide. It's inspired by the gentle arrival of night. Now, more than a dozen years later, it's still one of his favorites. On today's show, we'll hear Conrad Tao and friends play Eventide from a concert in Rockport, Maine.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ljova: Garmoshka
Johnny Gandelsman, violin | Colin Jacobsen, violin | The Knights | Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Album: Experience: Live from New York
Sony 46985

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 125: Movement 2 Allegro
Yibai Chen, cello | Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Nikolai Alexeev, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, St. Petersburg, Russia

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Allison Toltz calling from Montreal, Canada

Conrad Tao: Eventide for piano trio
Johnny Gandelsman, violin | Michael Nicolas, cello | Conrad Tao, piano
Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, ME

Hour 2

Joaquin Rodrigo: Gran Marcha de los Subsecretarios
Gregory Allen, piano | Anton Nel, piano
Album: Joaquin Rodrigo: The Complete Music for Piano
Bridge 9027

Carlos Simon: A Cry from the Grave
East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, Op. 4
Joel Link, violin | Bryan Lee, violin | Burchard Tang, viola | Zoe Martin-Doike, viola | Priscilla Lee, cello | Clancy Newman, cello
Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Barthelmes Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA

Cecile Chaminade: Automne, from Six Etudes de Concert for Solo Piano, Op. 35
Anton Nel, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA