Evening Concert

“An American in Paris” for two pianos and Episode 1 of “Shanghai Spring” tonight


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” two-piano version on the “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 Conrad Tao hosts the “Shanghai Spring International Music Festival”.

Sunday February 5: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-19)  

American Visions

Gottschalk: The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48. Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Ives: “The Things Our Fathers Loved” for Voice and Piano (ATH)

Ives: “Charlie Rutlage” for Voice and Piano (ATH)

Ives: “The Indians” for Voice and Piano (ATH)

Ives: “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” for Voice and Piano (ATH)

Ives: “The Circus Band” for Voice and Piano (ATH)

Randall Scarlata, Baritone; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Rzewski: “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from Four North American Ballads for Piano. Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Ellington: Clarinet Lament for Clarinet and Piano. David Shifrin, Clarinet; Gloria Chien, Piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris for Two Pianos. Alessio Bax, Robert Spano, Piano


and Shanghai Spring (17-01) New Series (4 Episodes)

About the host Conrad Tao: Tao was born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1994. He has studied piano with Emilio del Rosario in Chicago and Yoheved Kaplinsky in New York, and composition with Christopher Theofanidis. He has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect” and a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR. In 2011 he was named both a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and a Gilmore Young Artist. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Tao's career as composer has garnered eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the Carlos Surinach Prize from BMI.

Zhao Jiping: Symphony No.1, Movement 3

Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Daye Lin (conductor)

Zang Heng: Guqin Concerto Open and Inclusive

Young Chinese Traditional Orchestra, Wu Qiang (conductor), Wu Wenyi (guqin)

Zhao Jiping: Selections from Courtyard of Qiao Family

Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, Daye Lin (conductor), Qiong Fang (soprano), Duan Aiai (erhu)

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