Modern Notebook for December 6, 2020

Flutist Tammy Evans Yonce (Photo credit: Kate Heiberger)

On the next Modern Notebook, flutist Tammy Evans Yonce performs some icy music for glissando flute and electronics by Jay Batzner. Also, Transient Canvas performs music by Emily Koh from their latest album, and solo piano music by Gabriela Lena Frank titled “Sonata Andina,” which is dedicated to her grandmother.

Plus, performances by vibraphone soloist Cameron Denby, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, NOW Ensemble, Trifecta!, violinist Sini Virtanen with pianist Eunmi Ko, and more; and music by Kiara Nathaniel, Somei Satoh, Nancy Galbraith, Hilary Tann, and others.

Join Tyler Kline for the next Modern Notebook, Sunday night from 8 to 10 EST on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Streaming at

Hour 1

  • Kiara Nathaniel’s Lullaby.
  • Birds in warped time II by Somei Satoh.
  • Jay Batzner’s Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice.
  • The Harp Concerto by Jennifer Higdon.
  • \very/ specifically vague by Emily Koh.

Hour 2

  • Traditional Scandinavian music updated and performed by the Danish String Quartet.
  • Sing Along by Judd Greenstein.
  • Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sonata Andina.
  • Aeolian Muses by Nancy Galbraith.
  • Hilary Tann’s On ear and ear…

Modern Notebook is hosted by WSMR’s Tyler Kline, and is a program that highlights music composed since the Mid-20th Century, with a special focus on the music of living composers.