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Jorge Machain: Adelante

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Performance Today - September 23, 2022


September 23, 2022

On today's show, we'll hear a piece Mexican-American composer Jorge Machain wrote for Joseph Alessi, the principal trombone player of the New York Philharmonic. The work is called "Adelante," which in Spanish means "ahead" or "forward." Machain hopes this piece can be seen to "represent moving forward as a nation, with the hopes of everyone becoming one undivided people."

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jake Heggie: Soliloquy
Carol Wincenc, flute | Jake Heggie, piano
Album: Here/After
Pentatone 186515

Leo Smit: Sextet for Winds and Piano
Carol Wincenc, flute | Nicholas Stovall, oboe | Amitai Vardi, clarinet | Drew Pattison, bassoon | Eli Pandolfi, horn | Bernadene Blaha, piano
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances, from 'West Side Story'
RAI Symphony Orchestra | John Axelrod, conductor
ITRAI, Arturo Toscanini RAI Auditorium, Turin, Italy

Enrique Granados: La maja y el ruisenor, from Goyescas
Natalie Synhaivsky, piano
Aspen Composers' Conference, Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO

Hour 2

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G Major
Israel Chamber Orchestra
Album: Vivaldi Collection: String Symphonies, Vol.III
Music Masters 67096

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka: Movements 3-4
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Nicholas Collon, conductor
Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, RV 576
Emlyn Ngai, violin | Gwyn Roberts and Heloise Degrugillier, recorders | Priscilla Herreid and Fiona Last, oboes | Tempesta di Mare | Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Concert Series, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Jorge Machain: Adelante
Joseph Alessi, trombone | Martha Locker, piano
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, New York, NY