Poster Yurui "Rain" Hou
Yurui "Rain" Hou, composer
Emerging Composers Intensive
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Yurui "Rain" Hou

Performance Today - July 8, 2024

Yurui "Rain" Hou loves how chamber music is like conversation and how the composer gets to construct the conversation note by note. Hou is 19 years old and a student at Columbia University in New York City, but don't discount her music because of her age. On today's show, we'll hear a piece Rain Hou composed for the Emerging Composers Intensive in Carmel Valley, California.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg: Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt
Yo-Yo Ma, cello | Kathryn Stott, piano
Album: Songs of Comfort and Hope
Sony Classical 886448775010

Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Shai Wosner: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Emanuel Ax, piano | Yo-Yo Ma, cello | Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Verbier Festival, Combins Hall, Verbier, Switzerland

Claude Debussy, arr. Arthur Luck: Clair de Lune
ROCO | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

Yurui "Rain" Hou: April is the Cruelest Month - for Violin and Piano
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin | Drew Petersen, piano
Emerging Composers Intensive, Walden Theater, Carmel Valley, CA

Hour 2

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon
Misa Mead, euphonium | Benjamin Powell, piano
Album: Souvenir
Bocchino Music 127

Margaret Brouwer: Art of Sailing at Dawn
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall, Cleveland, OH

Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51: Movements 1-2
Ying Quartet
Interlochen Presents, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, MI

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Household Music: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
Arturo Delmoni and Michael Roth, violins | Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola | Peter Sanders, cello
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

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