October 9, 2008
Gershwin had it. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker has it. It's that masterful sense of timing, of where and when to place every note for just the right amount of swing. It's rhythm, and you'll have it too after listening to today's show. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the Colorado Symphony for George Gershwin's Variations on "I Got Rhythm."
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Lullaby" from "Wiegenlied," Op.41, No. 1
Soprano Renee Fleming with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Overture to "Nabucco"
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marcello Rota
Municipal House, Prague, Czech Republic
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in E-flat, Op. 27, No. 1
Pianist Yefim Bronfman
Shriver Hall, Baltimore
"Variations on a Rococo Theme," Op. 33
Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov with the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
"Fanfare No. 4 for the Uncommon Woman"
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marin Alsop
Scherzo from "The F.A.E. Sonata"
Violist Helen Callus and pianist Robert Koenig
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet in A for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581
Clarinetist Johnny Teyssier with the Verano String Quartet
Music From Angel Fire, Las Vegas, New Mexico
George Gershwin and W.C. Schoenfield
Variations on "I Got Rhythm"
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Kahane
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver