In-Studio: Anne Richardson

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Cellist Anne Richardson, a past winner of the Classical 90.5/PNC Wealth Management Young Artist Competition, will return to Classical 90.5 for an exclusive in-studio, March 2nd at noon, here at Louisville Public Media (619 S. Fourth Street). She’ll play solo Bach, and Beethoven and Saint-Saens with pianist Sharon Lavery.

Free and open-to-the-public. Members can reserve a lunch from City Cafe at (502) 814-6565.

Spanish-flavored French Music

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Every weekday at 10:30am I play what I call a “guitar pick.” It’s a work featuring the guitar. It can be as a solo instrument, in a chamber setting or with orchestra. On Monday I played a guitar trio by François de Fossa. De Fossa was born in 1775 in the south of France. Besides being a guitarist and composer, De Fossa was an officer in the French military. His trios show a similarity to the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini who made his living in Spain. Among De Fossa’s works is a set of guitar duos with some movements consisting of transcriptions of movements from Symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

This week’s guitar picks:
François de Fossa – Guitar Trio, Op. 18: no 1 – Wynberg, Simon; Beaver, Martin; Epperson, Bryan
Scott Joplin – The Easy Winners – Giovanni de Chiaro
Nicolo Paganini – “Moses” Variations – Gil Shaham and Goran Sollscher
Joaquin Rodrigo – 3 Spanish Pieces – Eduardo Fernandez

This week’s ukulele pick is a song by Toronto-based Zoe Henderson with a sweet original song:

From The Top: On the Stage and In the Classroom

From The Top at Lincoln Elementary

From the Top, a radio show that features young classical music talent from around the nation, airs on Classical 90.5 each Sunday at 6pm. Listen below to 5 vignettes by Sara Soltau, our education programs manager, who spent time behind the scenes with the cast for the Louisville show. Hear the stories of High-Schoolers Aubree Oliverson, Ayana Teruchi, Clayton Stephenson, and Cole Gregory as they did outreach at Western Middle, Lincoln Elementary, YPAS, and Fairdale during the week of the Louisville show. Find out what the school kids learned from the visits as well as what the performers learned from the outreach.

Hear the Louisville show on Classical 90.5 Sunday 2/28/16 at 6pm.

Classical 90.5 partnered with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on this ambitious project which included a live-taping of NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley in Whitney Hall on February 3rd as part of the Gheens Great Expectations concert, sponsored by The Gheens Foundation.  In addition, Classical 90.5 and The Kentucky Center worked with From the Top’s education outreach staff and JCPS to bring these outstanding soloists into four schools to bring their inspiring artistry to music students.

A Flamenco-styled Concerto

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Every weekday at 10:30am I play what I call a “guitar pick.” It’s a work featuring the guitar. It can be as a solo instrument, in a chamber setting or with orchestra. Thursday’s pick was by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. Rodrigo lost his eyesight due to illness when he was three years old. He began learning music and instruments (piano and violin) when he was eight. He composed mostly for piano, but a work he wrote for guitar and orchestra in 1939, Concierto de Aranjuez, with its famous 2nd movement was to establish him in the public eye as a composer for the guitar. That work’s sucess led to other commissions for guitar – or guitars – with orchestra. Concierto Malaga is influenced by the sounds of flamenco music. Rodrigo’s work with the Romeros would continue including works for 2- and 4 guitars with orchestra.

Manuel de Falla – Miller’s Dance – Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
Anonymous – Romance – William Gomez, guitar
Joaquin Rodrigo – Conceirto Malaga – Pepe Romero, guitar
Manuel Ponce – 3 Popular Mexican Songs – Adam Holman, guitar

My ukulele pick is a Song for Everybody by my friend – a Nashville-base songwriter – named Matt Lindahl.

Audio: Owen Sammons Improvising on Spirituals

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