Poster Composer Valerie Coleman.
Composer Valerie Coleman.
Matthew Murphy
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: Valerie Coleman

Valerie Coleman wrote a piece for flute and piano just a few years ago, and flutists around the world are already playing it. Hear the Requiem Milonga by Valerie Coleman on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

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

Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina
The Orchestra Now | Naomi Woo, conductor
Bard College, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Concert Record Date: 4/8/2023

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Lynda and Doug Miller calling from Mt. Pleasant, SC

Jean Cras: Quintet for Flute, Harp, and Strings
Carol Wincenc, flute | Mia Venezia, harp | Stefan Milenkovich, violin | Susan Dubois, viola | Ching-Hung Chen, cello
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Hour 2

Leonard Bernstein: Prologue from West Side Story
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Album: Season 57 Highlights - 2018 (Live)
Grand Teton Music Festival

Zoltan Kodaly: Summer Evening
Classical Tahoe Orchestra | Joel Revzen, conductor
Classical Tahoe, The Pavilion, Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV

Valerie Coleman: Requiem Milonga
Alicia McQuerrey, flute | Henry Kramer, piano
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

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