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Gnarly Buttons on SymphonyCast, March 2020


John Adams' piece Gnarly Buttons features solo clarinet and a chamber ensemble that includes a sampling keyboard loaded with cow samples. On 3/6 hear this chamber piece paired with Holst's The Planets played by the Minnesota Orchestra.

Credit WXXI Ruth Phinney
Button art inspired by John Adams' Gnarly Buttons

3/6        Roustom: Ramal Adams: Gnarly Buttons for Clarinet and Small Orchestra Holst: The Planets (Michael Collins, cl; Women of the Minnesota Chorale; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, cond)

3/13      Paterson: Dark Mountains Barber: Violin Concerto Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 (Paul Huang, v; Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond)

3/20      Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique, Violin Concerto, The Firebird (Leonidas Kavakos, v; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, cond)

3/27      Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish (Augustin Hadelich, v; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, cond)