Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 86: Da Camera

Da Camera presents Ives’ violin sonatas and traditional American songs.

Poster for Da Camera concert featuring Pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jaciw
Pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw

On this episode of Encore Houston, we celebrate one of the great American composers of the 20th century: Charles Ives. This concert from Da Camera features violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Jeremy Denk with members of the Houston Chamber Choir, performing Ives’ four violin sonatas and a variety of traditional American songs that inspired those pieces.

Music in this episode:

  • CHARLES IVES: Violin Sonata No. 4, “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting”
  • EDGAR P. STITES/JOHN R. SWENEY: Beulah Land
  • ANNIE HAWKS/ROBERT LOWRY: I Need Thee Every Hour
  • IVES: Violin Sonata No. 3
  • FRANÇOIS BARTHÉLEMON/ROBERT ROBINSON: Autum (Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee)
  • IVES: Violin Sonata No. 2
  • GEORGE FREDERICK ROOT/DAVID NELSON: Shining Shore
  • ROOT: Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Boys Are Marching
  • GEORGE KIALLMARK/SAMUEL WOODWORTH: The Old Oaken Bucket
  • LOWELL MASON/ANNA COGHILL: Work Song (Work for the Night is Coming)
  • IVES: Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Performers: 
    • Stefan Jackiw, violin
    • Jeremy Denk, violin
    • Wayne Ashley, tenor
    • Jeffrey Ragsdale, tenor
    • Patrick Schneider, bass
    • Joshua Wilson, bass
  • Performance date: 1/23/2018
  • Originally aired: 11/10/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.

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