Modern Beauty

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Modern Beauty
with Gloria Cheng

GRAMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng is joined by members of the LA Opera Orchestra: bassoonist Judith Farmer, clarinetist Donald Foster and oboist Jennifer Cullinan for this highly anticipated program, broadcast in a series of three episodes for online viewing. The programs feature recently recorded performances and include interviews and commentary by composers Billy Childs and Gernot Wolfgang, whose work Decisions .. is a World Premiere. Video introductions from Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Harbison, Stephen Andrew Taylor and Kay Rhie accompany the performances of their works.

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EPISODE 1: Sunday, November 1 at 3 pm

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano

Judith Farmer, Bassoon; Gloria Cheng, Piano

EPISODE 2: Sunday, November 8 at 3 pm

(four selections for solo piano)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Iscrizione
Stephen Andrew Taylor: Green Trees Are Bending
John Harbison: Waltz
Kay Rhie: Interlude

Steven Stucky: Meditation and Dance (clarinet and piano)

Gloria Cheng, Piano; Donald Foster, Clarinet

EPISODE 3: Sunday, November 15 at 3 pm

Decisions .. (World Premiere)

Jennifer Cullinan, Oboe; Gloria Cheng, Piano