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Brandon Patrick George, flutist
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Performance Today®

Brandon Patrick George

Brandon Patrick George is a renowned American flutist and a member of Imani Winds, celebrated for his elegant and virtuosic performances. On today's show, we'll hear him perform two solo pieces for flute, one by Shawn Okpebholo and the other by Ruth Crawford Seeger.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 1: III. Scherzo
The Nash Ensemble
Album: Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet & Clarinet Quintet
Hyperion Records 67590

Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 134, M. 77
Joshua Bell, violin | Peter Dugan, piano
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Keep Me from Sinking Down
Scott St. John, violin | ROCO
ROCO, Lucian & Nancy Morrison Theater @ Brockman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

Florence Price: Sonata in E minor
David Korevaar, piano
Kawai Piano Series, Kawai Piano Gallery, Dallas, TX

Hour 2

Richard Wagner: Traume (Dreams)
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin | Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Album: Anne Akiko Meyers: Seasons... Dreams...
Koch 7780

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Taipei Music Academy Festival All-Stars
Taipei Music Academy & Festival, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA

Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Balourdet String Quartet
Strings Music Festival, Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Shawn Okpebholo: On A Painting by Henry Ossawa Turner: The Thankful Poor
Brandon Patrick George, flute
Album: Twofold
In a Circle Records

Ruth Crawford Seeger: Diaphonic Suite
Brandon Patrick George, flute
Album: Twofold
In a Circle Records

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