Modern Notebook for October 18, 2020

Formosa Quartet (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)

Coming up on this week’s Modern Notebook: music for percussion orchestra with solo piano inspired by the Greek God Apollo, featuring pianist Eunmi Ko with the McCormick Percussion Group. Also, a work by Dana Wilson performed by the Formosa Quartet inspired by folk music from Hungary.

Plus, music by Jennifer Higdon, Arlene Sierra, Vivian Fung, Lisa Bielawa, and more; and performances by Big Dog Little Dog, violist Molly Carr with pianist Charles Abramovic, violinist Michi Wiancko, pianist Conor Hanick with the Metropolis Ensemble, and others.

Join Tyler Kline for the next Modern Notebook, this Sunday night from 8 to 10 EDT on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Streaming at wsmr.org and on the WUSF Public Media app.

Hour 1

  • Cipher by Jessie Montgomery and Eleanore Oppenheim.
  • Jennifer Higdon’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.
  • Apollon by Alessandro Annuziata, named after the Greek God of music, prophecy, and healing.
  • Music by Arlene Sierra inspired by Sun Tzu’s Art of War: her work for clarinet, piano, and string quartet titled Surrounded Ground.

Hour 2

  • Lullaby for Deadhorse Bay by Paula Matthusen.
  • Vivian Fung’s Piano Concerto, titled Dreamscapes.
  • Music by Lisa Bielawa performed by clarinetist Ashleé Miller.
  • Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs.

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.