Poster Terra incognita
Wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphere: meteorologie populaire (1888)
Unknown artist, via WikiMedia Commons
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Wayne Shorter's 'Terra Incognita'

Performance Today - May 13, 2024

Composer Wayne Shorter was fascinated by the symbolic idea of terra incognita, the undiscovered territory in ourselves... and the courage it takes to explore that territory. On Today's show, hear Imani Winds play Shorter's Terra Incognita at a concert in Athens, Georgia.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major Movement 2 Andante scherzando
Ian Swensen, violin | Jorja Fleezanis, violin | Cynthia Phelps, viola | Geraldine Walther, viola | David Finckel, cello
Album: Music@Menlo Live
Music@Menlo 20052

Darius Milhaud, Arr. Emil Bauer: Le boeuf sur le Toit (‘The Ox on the Roof’) Poeme Choregraphique
Zoë Beyers, solo violin | English Symphony Orchestra | Kenneth Woods, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra, Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK

Felix Mendelssohn: Andante & Allegro Brilliante, Op. 92
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano | Julie Coucheron, piano
Georgian Chamber Players, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

Anthony Barfield: Red Sky
Colin Williams, trombone | Hanako Yamagata Greenberg, piano
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, New York, NY

Hour 2

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata In A Minor, WQ. 132, H. 562 movement 1: Poco Adagio
Brandon Patrick George, flute
Album: Twofold
In a Circle 29

Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux, D. 780
Inon Barnatan, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita
Imani Winds
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" Movement 3 Allegro molto vivace
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra | Gemma New, conductor
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ

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