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Jessie Montgomery is an acclaimed American composer, violinist, and educator. Courtesy of the artist

Extra Eclectic - Jan. 4, 2023


January 04, 2023

What's the best way to begin a new year, musically? On an "up" note, of course. This week on Extra Eclectic, Steve Seel shares a variety of upbeat and positive pieces for his first program of 2023. We hear works with lots of forward motion from Jessie Montgomery, Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Shara Nova and more. Then we’ll end with a few pieces to inspire some possible New Year's resolutions, including Louis Cole's More Love, Less Hate and Terry Riley's Be Kind to One Another (Rag).

Episode Playlist

Jennifer Higdon (COMPOSER)
Heard in Havana (Album)
Third Sound Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:35

Coincident Dances
Jessie Montgomery (Composer)
Mei-Ann Chen (Conductor)
Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers (Album)
Chicago Sinfonietta (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 11:43

A Paper, A Pen, A Note to A Friend
Shara Nova (Composer)
Beautiful Mechanical (Album)
Ymusic (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:09

Stay On It
Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy (Album)
Wild Up (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:41

Bounce Bounce
Silfra (Album)
Hilary Hahn, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 2:27

Hallelujah Junction
John Adams (Composer)
Road Movies (Album)
Nicolas Hodges, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 16:24

String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima": Closing
Philip Glass: Complete String Quartets (Album)
Smith Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:51

Mills Mess
Ryan Latimer (Composer)
Oliver Knussen (Conductor)
Antiarkie (Album)
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:34

Tyondai Braxton (Composer)
Spontaneous Symbols (Album)
Brooklyn Rider (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 6:29

Concerto For Violin and Percussion Orchestra
Frank Epstein (Conductor)
Works for Violin and Percussion Orchestra (Album)
New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Nicholas Kitchen, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 19:05

Nico Muhly (composer)
Nicholas Collon (Conductor)
Nico Muhly: Seeing Is Believing (Album)
Aurora Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)

More Love Less Hate
Louis Cole (Composer)
Real Life (Album)
Attacca Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 1:50

Be Kind To One Another (Rag)
Terry Riley (Composer)
A Sweeter Music (Album)
Sarah Cahill, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 12:39