Folk music inspires the theme for this week’s Extra Eclectic. Host Steve Seel features several works influenced by bluegrass and other folk idioms. In the program’s first hour, we hear Jennifer Higdon's Concerto 4-3, a bluegrass-laced composition written primarily for the group Time for Three. Then Jessie Montgomery's Strum calls upon the string players to do just that with their violins and cellos. The group the Hands Free plays its own Celtic-folk-inspired tunes. In the program's second hour, we hear Philip Glass' immense Symphony No. 11, which premiered on the composer's 80th birthday in 2017.
Kellam's Reel/Rusty Gully
Nathan Koci/James Moore/Eleonore Oppenheim/Caroline Shaw
The Hands Free
The Hands Free
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 10
Cowell: Concerto Grosso/Hymn & Fuguing Tune No 10
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Richard Auldon Clark, conductor
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Time for Three: Letters for the Future
Xian Zhang, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo
Duo for Flute and Piano: 2nd movement
The Way Things Go
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Strum: Music for Strings
Symphony No. 11
Contemporary American Composers
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Hymns for Private Use: Sleep
Hymns for Private Use
Akropolis Reed Quintet
Shara Nova, vocals
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