Poster Man conducting an orchestra
John Williams, composer/conductor
Stephan Rabold
Performance Today®

Still in business

Last year, the legendary film composer John Williams hinted that he might retire. Reasonable thought, given that he's now 92 years old, but now he's walking that back and says he's very much still in business. On today's show, we'll hear a Trumpet Concerto by John Williams from a concert at the Grand Teton Music Festival.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonio Lotti: Three interludes from the opera "Alessandro Severo"
Orfeo 55 | Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Album: Contralto
Erato 52095

George Frederic Handel: "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" from Solomon
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Germaine Tailleferre: String Quartet
Catalyst Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn | Soovin Kim, violin | Gloria Chien, piano
Chamber Music Northwest, The Old Church Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Hour 2

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major: I. Allemande
Lina Tur Bonet, violin | Patxi Montero, viola da gamba | Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
Album: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonates pour le violon et basse con
Pan Classics

John Williams: Concerto for Trumpet
Thomas Hooten, trumpet | Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Jerry Hou, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Amy Beach: 3 Compositions
Danbi Um, violin | Jiji (Ji Yeon), guitar
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

William Grant Still: from the Lyric Quartet: The Quiet One and The Sentimental One
Harlem Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY

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