Poster Rick Sowash
Rick Sowash
Performance Today®

Rick Sowash's musical conversations

Performance Today - July 10, 2024

A few years ago, composer Rick Sowash set a poem to music, creating a song. And then he turned that song into a musical conversation between flute and cello. On today's show, hear the Sylvan Trio perform the result: Seasonal Breezes by Rick Sowash.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Alexander Krein: Jewish Sketches No. 2, Op. 13 – Mvt. 1
David Krakauer, clarinet | Jennifer Orchard, violin | Dennis O’Boyle, violin | Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola | Aron Zelkowicz, cello
Album: Alexander Krein: Chamber Music
Toccata Classics 546

Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Aron Zelkowicz: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 – Mvt. 2
Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Jennifer Orchard, violin | Andrew Fuller, violin | Dennis O'Boyle, violin | Regi Papa, violin | Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola | Laura Fuller, viola | Aron Zelkowicz, cello | Michael DeBruyn, cello | John Moore, bass
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Judy Delaney from Rochester, NY

Nino Rota: La Strada Ballet Suite
WDR Symphony Orchestra | Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor
Klaus von Bismark Hall, WDR Broadcasting House, Cologne, Germany

Hour 2

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Movement 3: Moonlight
Virginia Symphony | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Album: Seascapes: Virginia Symphony
Hampton 004

Bohuslav Martinu: Butterflies in the Flowers
Liza Stepanova, piano
Hugh Hodgson School of Music and UGA Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Teng Yu-Hsien: Flowers in the Rainy Night
Taipei Music Academy Festival Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Taipei Music Academy and Festival, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA

Rick Sowash: Seasonal Breezes
Suzanne Bona, flute | Josh Aerie, cello | Greg Kostraba, piano
Sylvan Trio, First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, Webster Groves, MO

Jerome Moross: Symphony No. 1
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - Classic Series, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

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