Poster Composer Julia Perry
Composer Julia Perry
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Celebrating Julia Perry

Performance Today - March 25, 2024

As a teenager, Julia Perry found her passion in composition. In her 20s, Perry spent five years studying composition and conducting in Paris and Rome. She had a powerful sense of her place in the world; she signed her passport: "Julia Perry, Composer." On today's show, we'll hear the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto by Julia Perry.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Julia Perry, arr. Jannina Norpoth: Ye, Who Seek the Truth
Experiential Orchestra | James Blachly, conductor
Album: American Counterpoints: Julia Perry & Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Bright Shiny Things 200

Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole Movements 1, 2, 5, 6
Danbi Um, violin | Jiji (Ji Yeon), guitar
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

Jessica Meyer: She Sailed the Savage Seas
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Julia Perry: Violin Concerto
Curtis Stewart, violin | Experiential Orchestra | James Blachly, conductor
Album: American Counterpoints: Julia Perry & Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Bright Shiny Things 200

Hour 2

Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Joshua Bell, violin | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Michael Stern, conductor
Album: Voice Of The Violin
Sony 97779

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra | Christian Reif, conductor
Lakes Area Music Festival, Gichi-ziibi Center, Brainerd, MN

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7  in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
Joshua Bell, violin | Peter Dugan, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Rajib Karmakar: Parvaaz-e Noor: Flight of Light
Sandeep Das, tabla | The HUM Ensemble
Album: Delhi to Damascus
In A Circle 015

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