Poster Man in white shirt posing with a pen
Composer Miguel del Aguila
Donna Granata
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: Miguel del Aguila

Performance Today - March 23, 2024

Composer Miguel del Aguila imagined a meeting between two characters: one is Justice, the blindfolded woman holding scales and a sword, and the other is Law, the man holding a book and gavel. We'll hear Imani Winds play the world premiere of Miguel del Aguila's 'Blindfold Music' on today's show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Zenobia Powell Perry: Homage: Homage to William Levi Dawson on his 90th Birthday
John Crotty, piano
Album: Music By Zenobia Powell Perry
Cambria Master Recordings 1138

Ruth Gipps: Symphony No. 2 in one movement, Op. 30
Basel Sinfonietta | Jessica Horsley, conductor
Casino, Bern, Switzerland

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Cynthia Sibitzky calling from Haslett, TX

Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11
Suliman Tekalli, Yun-Ting Lee, Miran Kim, and Ravenna Lipchik, violins | Samantha Rodriguez and Olivia Chew, violas | Joseph Johnson and Austin Fisher, cellos
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium Brainerd, MN

Hour 2

Adolphus Hailstork: Symphony No. 1 movement 3 Scherzo: Allegretto
Virginia Symphony Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Album: Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port Of Call
Naxos

Miguel del Aguila: Blindfold Music for Wind Quintet
Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533
Richard Goode, piano
The Frederic Chopin Society, Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Florent Schmitt: Legende
Nikki Chooi, violin | The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

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