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Deborah Borda

We are honored to announce that Deborah Borda is our 2024 PT Classical Woman of the Year. So many things we love about today's classical music world wouldn't be what they are without her work. Deborah was chosen for her tireless advocacy and support for the arts and her vision of making classical music accessible for generations to come. On today's show, learn why she has been—and still is—one of the most influential players in the classical music world...and we'll get to hear from Deborah Borda herself!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Movement 4
Los Angeles Philharmonic | Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Album: Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 4794375

Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
Julia Bogorad-Kogan, flute | Christine Kim, oboe | Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet | Matthew McDonald, bassoon | Patrick Pridemore, horn
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul, MN

Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata: Movements 2-4
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3: Movement 1 Allegro ma non tanto
Yuja Wang, piano | Los Angeles Philharmonic | Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Album: Rachmaninoff: The Piano Concertos; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
DG 4864759

Hour 2

Laura Kaminsky: Duo for Flute and Piano: 2nd movement: Andante. Slow, Serene
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Album: The Way Things Go
Bridge 9467

Beethoven: Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 10
Rudolph Buchbinder, piano
Album: Beethoven: The Bagatelles
Apex 0927408202

Beethoven: Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 10
John O'Conor, piano
Album: Beethoven, John O'Conor – Bagatelles
Telarc – CD-80423

Gyorgy Ligeti: Six Bagatelles
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Sebastian Manz, clarinet | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center & Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Lawren Brianna Ware: Recollection and Anticipation for clarinet, viola, and harp
Marci Gurnow, clarinet | Jessica Oudin, viola | Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp
The Merian Ensemble, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40: Movements 2-4
Madeline Adkins, violin | Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

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