November 4, 2008
Music for election day
On today's show we'll feature performances from cities that John McCain and Barack Obama have called home. We'll have performances from Phoenix, Chicago, and the city where both have lived and worked lately - Washington, D.C. And to prove that Performance Today is as neutral as the Swiss, we'll feature a performance by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Caravan" and "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
The Chestnut Brass Company
Prelude to "The Birds"
The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra with conductor Sylvia Alimena
George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia
Allegro from Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jose-Luis Novo
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland
Cello Concerto in C, Hob. VIIb:1
Cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Zeppelinhaus, Friedrichshafen, Germany
"Ku'u Pua i Paoakalani"
Soprano Kim Sueoka with the Rose Ensemble
"Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet"
Members of the Nash Ensemble
92nd Street Y, New York City
Johann Erasmus Kindermann
Harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout
Paine Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keyboard Concerto in D, Hob. XVII:11
Harpist Xavier de Maistre with the KBS Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Lazarev
Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Canzons II and IV
The Atlantic Brass Quintet
Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City, Arizona
Allegro Molto Vivace from "Rounds for String Orchestra"
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with conductor Gerard Schwarz
Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro from Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Violinists Georg Kallweit and Midori Seiler with the Academy for Ancient Music
Mandel Hall, Chicago