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Gabriela Montero - pianist, composer, improviser
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Gabriela Montero at Prager

In the fall of 2022, pianist Gabriela Montero opened the first season of what's called Gabriela Montero at Prager, a long-term artist residency hosted by the Prager Family Center for the Arts in Easton, Maryland. Montero curates and hosts a concert series with A-list artists from around the world in an intimate concert space at Prager. We'll take you there to hear Gabriela Montero perform Sergei Prokofiev's ‘Sarcasms’ on today's show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ernesto Lecuona: La Comparsa (Carnival Procession) + Por que te vas? (Why do you go?)
Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Solatino
EMI 41144

Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, No. 2, from Legends, Op. 22
Tamara Winston, English horn | The Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The Nashville Symphony, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata in C Minor No. 3, Op. 45
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Wu Qian, piano
String Theory @HOME (virtual online event)
Sergei Prokofiev: Sarcasms, Op.17
Gabriela Montero, piano
Gabriela Montero at Prager, Prager Family Center for the Arts, Easton, MD

Hour 2

Michael Fine: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet: I. Andante lyrico
Anton Rist, clarinet | Scott Yoo, violin | Erik Arvinder, violin | Maurycy Banaszek, viola | Jonah Kim, cello
Album: Five for Five: Chamber Music
Evidence Classics

Robert Schumann: Arabesque for Piano
Anna Polonsky, Piano
Lillian and Robert Utsey Chamber Music Endowment, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quintet in F Major, K. 497
Alice K. Dade, flute | Scott Yoo, violin | Jessica Oudin, viola | Clinton Dewing, viola | Jonah Kim, cello
Festival Mozaic, United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo, CA

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Rhapsody for Violin and Piano
Peter Otto, violin | Randall Fusco, piano
Cleveland Composers Guild, Drinko Recital Hall, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

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