Poster Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero - pianist, composer, improviser
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PT Weekend: Gabriela Montero

Join us for a special hour co-hosted by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, our 2023 PT Classical Woman of the Year. Plus, Bruce Adolphe joins us for this week's Piano Puzzler!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg arr. M. Jense: Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Movement 5: Rigaudon
Signum Saxophone Quartet
Album: Debut
Ars Produktion

Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata in C Minor No. 3, Op. 45
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Wu Qian, piano
String Theory @HOME (virtual event), Online

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Jonathan Jager calling from Los Angeles, CA

Peter Aston: Deck the Hall
Judy Mason, piano | Spivey Hall Children's Choir | Martha Shaw, conductor
Spivey Hall, Spivey Hall, Morrow State University, Morrow, GA

Nathan Hofheins: Christmas Fanfare
Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra | Kory Katseanes, conductor
de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT

Traditional arr. Joey Hoelscher: Still, Still, Still
Brigham Young University Singers | Ronald Staheli, conductor
de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT

Hour 2

Alberto Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1, Movement 1 Allegro Marcato
Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Solatino

Igor Stravinsky: Piano Sonata, K.043, the "1924" Sonata
Gabriela Montero, piano
Gabriela Montero at Prager, Prager Family Center for the Arts, Easton, MD

Gabriela Montero: Piano Concerto No. 1 "Latin Concerto" Movement 1
Gabriela Montero, piano | Orchestra of the Americas | Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Album: Montero & Ravel: Piano Concertos

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for two pianos in C Major, Op. 17 Movements 1-2
Martha Argerich, piano | Gabriela Montero, piano
Album: Rachmaninov: Music for Two Pianos
Warner Classics

Gabriela Montero: Left Hand Improvisation, from "Take 1, 20 Reflections on the Americas"
Gabriela Montero, piano
Video Album: "Take 1, 20 Reflections on the Americas"

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