Poster Musician playing a bandoneon
JP Jofre, bandoneon player
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Performance Today®

PT Weekend: JP Jofre

Argentine bandoneon player JP Jofre remembers hearing music by Astor Piazzolla for the first time. He says, "It was classical, and it was tango, and it had the power of heavy metal. I knew this was what I wanted to do." Join us today to hear JP Jofre and friends play music by Astor Piazzolla from a concert at the Geneva Music Festival in Geneva, NY.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Aleko: Women's Dance
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Album: Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 - Dances from Aleko - Scherzo

Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino
JP Jofre, bandoneon | Geoffrey Herd, violin | Ken Meyer, guitar | Esther Park, piano | Greg Robbins, bass
Geneva Music Festival, Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Ivan Plis calling from Washington D.C.

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in C minor K. 406 Movement 2: Andante
Dover Quartet | Michael Tree, viola
Album: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart
Cedille 167

Joachim Raff: Cavatina, from Six Morceaux No. 3, Op. 85
Sherniyaz Mussakhan, violin | Swiss Orchestra | Lena-Lisa Wustendorfer, conductor
12 Concerts from Switzerland, Andermatt Concert Hall, Andermatt, Switzerland

Camille Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert for Horn and Piano, Op. 94
Jeffrey Fair, horn | Paige Roberts Molloy, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Ignaz Lachner: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
Orli Shaham, piano | The Parker Quartet | Luca Lombardi, bass
Chamber Music Athens Festival, Bernard Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

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