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Pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the Catalyst Quartet in music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, From the Top, 5/1 @ 5pm

Four members of the Catalyst Quartet pose with their instruments
https://www.mtpr.org/show/musicians-spotlight/2022-02-22/musicians-spotlight-catalyst-quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet's new recording "Uncovered" features the works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with pianist Stewart Goodyear.

5/1 From the Top’s annual “Where Are They Now” show featuring pianist and composer Jeremy Ajani Jordan who just released an album to raise money for the people of Flint, Michigan suffering from the contaminated water crisis, a winner of last year’s Queen Elizabeth Competition, and a baritone who just won his first Grammy. We’ll also hear The Catalyst Quartet with pianist Stewart Goodyear performing a Piano Quintet Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

5/8 Sister violinists Ylang and Yxing Guo kick off the program with Navarra by Pablo de Sarasate. We’ll also hear Plamen Fung perform Franz Strauss’ Nocturno for French horn; harpist Shaylen Joos performs some Welsh Duets by John Thomas; cellist Daniel Dorsey gives an expressive performance of Song of the Black Swan by Villa-Lobos, and we’ll hear the world premiere of a teenage composer Carolina Bragg’s work, Bird of Paradise, performed by the Friction Quartet.

5/15 Violinist Charles Yang co-hosts with Peter Dugan from San Antonio, TX, where we hear violinist Li Yu perform Entranced with Mountain Scenery by Li Shangqian; flutist Reice Hudsonlute performs Cantabile et Presto by George Enescu; cellist Vincent Garcia-Hettinger performs Three Dances in the Old Style by Lera Auerbach; violist Maanas Varma performs an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev; double bassist Christian Luevano performs Double Bass Concerto No. 1 by Andrés Martin; and all come together for Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet.

5/22 Hosted by Orli Shaham, we’ll hear sisters Philina and Nickita Zhang share a brilliant performance of Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano; cellist Elijah de la Motte performs Glazunov; violist Nicolette Sullivan-Cozza performs Vieuxtemps; pianist Natalie Zhang performs Chopin and cellist and composer Quenton Blache performs his own composition, Rustiana.

5/29 Violinist Tessa Lark co-hosts a program that includes Mambo by Bernard Andres performed by harpist Julia Gomez; cellist Ari Web performs one of Debussy’s earliest works; pianist Adrian King performs the spiritual Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds; trombonist Orlandis Maise performs Daybreak by Nicola Ferro and National Champion fiddler Noah Goebel wraps up the show with a traditional Fiddle Medley.

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