Modern Notebook for January 17, 2021

Composer Leila Adu-Gilmore (Photo credit: Rodrigo Vasquez)

On the next Modern Notebook, Tyler Kline shares a work titled For Edna by Leila Adu-Gilmore that was written to musically encapsulate the strength of women. Plus, music by Jeffrey Mumford and Eleanor Alberga, and a piece for baritone saxophone by Shelley Washington about the legendary Stagecoach Mary.

Featuring music by Jace Clayton, Carlos Simon, Steph Davis, Anna Weesner, and more; and performances by cellist Amanda Gookin, vibraphone soloist Cameron Denby, saxophonist Jeffrey Leung, Ensemble Arcadiana, pianist Phoebe Wu with violinist Teagan Faran and cellist Victor Huls, and others.

That’s on this week’s Modern Notebook, this Sunday night from 8 to 10 EST on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Streaming at wsmr.org and on the WUSF Public Media Mobile App.

Hour 1

  • Lethe’s Children by Jace Clayton.
  • Leila Adu-Gilmore’s For Edna.
  • Line Drawings II by John Liberatore.
  • The Avalon Quartet performs music by Jeffrey Mumford.
  • Carlos Simon’s Be Still and Know.

Hour 2

  • Music by Steph Davis performed by vibraphone soloist Cameron Denby.
  • Light and Stone by Anna Weesner.
  • Shelley Washington’s BLACK MARY.
  • Ensemble Arcadiana performs a string quartet by Eleanor Alberga.

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.