Modern Notebook for September 27, 2020

Violinist Jennifer Koh (Photo credit: Juergen Frank)

Coming up on this week’s Modern Notebook: Jeffrey Mumford’s Two Rhapsodies for solo cello and string ensemble; the Grossman Ensemble performs music by Anthony Cheung off of their latest album; and a piece by Jennifer Higdon, performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida, that the composer describes as a kind of short, musical storybook.

Plus, the music of Sarah Kirkland Snider, Jessie Montgomery, Emma Lou Diemer, John Adams, and others; and performances by pianist Becky Billock, trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Longleash, and more.

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

Hour 1

  • Emma Lou Diemer’s Toccata for piano.
  • Cellist Julia Bruskin and the National Gallery Chamber Players perform music by Jeffrey Mumford.
  • Double Allegories by Anthony Cheung.
  • Jennifer Higdon’s String Poetic.

Hour 2

  • Chrysalis by Sarah Kirkland Snider.
  • Jessie Montgomery’s Source Code.
  • Fearful Symmetries by John Adams.
  • Eighth Blackbird performs music by Thomas Albert.
  • Francesco Filidei’s Corde Vuote.

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.