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Turkey baster

November 27, 2014

The "Ace of Baste"

Ray Sanders has become famous for playing a rather unusual instrument - the turkey baster. In celebration of Thanksgiving, we'll hear Sanders and the Dallas Winds perform a very special holiday-related selection on Thursday's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Max Bruch
    Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83, No. 1 in a minor: Andante
    Kari Kriikku, clarinet; Martti Rousi, cello; Arto Satukangas, piano
    Zemlinsky, Bruch: Clarinet Trio
    Ondine 760
  • Adolphus Hailstork
    Fanfare on Amazing Grace
    Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, VA
    Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
    Naxos 8559722
  • Adolphus Hailstork
    Three Spirituals: 1. Everytime I Feel the Spirit; 2. Kum Ba Yah; 3. Oh Freedom
    Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, VA
    Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
    Naxos 8559722
  • Max Bruch
    String Octet in B-flat Major
    Scott St. John, Daniel Phillips, Livia Sohn, Geoff Nuttall, Hsin-Yun Huang, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza, Anthony Manzo
    Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC
  • Edwin Franko Goldman
    On the Mall
    Ray Sanders, turkey baster; Dallas Winds (and audience); Donald McKinney, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

hour 2

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Orphee et Eurydice Pantomime, "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"
    Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera; Donald Runnicles, conductor
    Orphee et Eurydice
    Teldec 98418-2
  • Aaron Copland (arr. by Quincy C. Hilliard)
    Scenes from Billy The Kid
    United States Marine Band; Major Jason K. Fettig, conductor
    Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
  • Henry Cowell
    Heroic Dance (for Martha Graham)
    MMDG Music Ensemble; Joshua Gersen, conductor
    Ojai Music Festival, Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
  • Goran Frost
    Klezmer Dances
    Martin Frost, clarinet; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Per Kristian Skalstad, leader
    Ojai Music Festival, Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
  • Leonard Bernstein
    West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
    New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
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