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Melting away

Okjökull glacier commemorative plaqueRice University, via Wikimedia Commons

March 23, 2023

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

Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise from Rusalka
Minnesota Orchestra | Eiji Oue, conductor
Album: Exotic Dances from the Opera
Reference Recordings RR-71CD

Asako Hirabayashi: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Kathryn Greenbank, oboe | Charles Ullery, bassoon | Asako Hirabayashi, piano
Bauman Fine Arts Series, Parkway United Church of Christ, Minneapolis, MN

George Gershwin, arr. Cappuccio: Blues, from An American in Paris
The Italian Saxophone Quartet
The Friends of Chamber Music, A&M United Methodist Church, College Station, TX

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World: Movements 2-4
Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra | Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Hour 2

John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme, written for the 1984 Olympic Games
Boston Pops | John Williams, conductor
Album: John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999
Sony 51333

Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass
Robert Cronin, flute; Jessica Oudin, viola; Joe McFadden, bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA

Stephen Sondheim: Into the Woods: No One Is Alone
Boston Pops Orchestra | John Williams, conductor
Album: Music of the Night: Pops on Broadway 1990
Sony 45567

Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns
Boston Pops Orchestra | John Williams, conductor
Album: The Jukebox Album

Stephen Sondheim: Evening Primrose: I Remember
Lara Downes, piano
Album: For Lenny

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