Modern Notebook for January 3, 2021

Composer John Luther Adams (Photo credit: Cynthia Adams)

On the first Modern Notebook of 2021, tune in for solo viola music by Nokuthula Ngwenyama that evokes the imagery of the Sonoran Desert. Plus, a Mass by Luna Pearl Woolf from her latest album; pieces by Christopher Cerrone and Carolina Heredia; and a work titled Untouched by John Luther Adams.

Featuring performances by vibraphone soloist Cameron Denby, Lysander Piano Trio, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, cellist Horacio Contreras, soprano Lindsay Kesselman with WildUp, and others; and music by Steve Denby, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Sofia Belimova, and Arlene Sierra.

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

Hour 1

  • One Last Rise by Steve Denby.
  • Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Sonoran Storm.
  • Wing on Wing by Esa Pekka-Salonen.
  • Luna Pearl Woolf’s Missa in Fines Orbis Terrae.
  • Titania and her Suite by Sofia Belimova.

Hour 2

  • Añoranzas by Carolina Heredia.
  • Arlen Sierra’s Moler.
  • The Pieces that Fall to Earth by Christopher Cerrone.
  • John Luther Adams’ Untouched.

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.