Poster Composer Julia Perry
Composer Julia Perry
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PT Weekend: Julia Perry

Performance Today - March 30, 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

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

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

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