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Les Noces

Posted on · This podcast features Igor Stravinsky's wildly inventive work, Les Noces. Ritualistic and insistently rhythmic, Les Noces depicts a Russian peasant wedding and is scored for four pianos, chorus and percussion. It was performed as part of Da Camera's Exiles in Paris festival in March 2008. The performers were Houston Chamber Choir and So Percussion; pianists Alan Feinberg, Timothy Hester, Pedja Muzijevic and Sarah Rothenberg; and percussionists Richard Brown, Craig Hauschildt and Matthew Strauss. Renowned Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw made his Da Camera debut. A link to texts and translations can be found on the Da Camera and KUHF web sites. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Ben Allison Band

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 jazz concert by the Ben Allison Band: Ben Allison, bass; Shane Endsley, trumpet; Jenny Scheinman, violin; Steve Cardenas, guitar and Rudy Royston, drums. This set features songs from Ben Allison's CD Think Free, including Fred, Broke, Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla, Platypus and Green Al. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

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Spirit of England

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 concert The Spirit of England. Tenor Andrew Kennedy, violinists Kyung-Sun Lee and Laurie Smukler, violist Wayne Brooks and cellist Brinton Averil Smith perform Ralph Vaughan Williams song cycle On Wenlock Edge. The string players are joined by pianist Orion Weiss for Elgar's Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Minor, Opus 84. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts