Pieces featured on this show:
You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them.
Described by American Record Guide as “…a composer whose heart and care are palpable… who has a voice that deserves to be heard often” and by the Baltimore Sun as having “a refined sense of melodic arcs and harmonic motion,” Peter Dayton’s compositions have been performed across the globe. He brought Michael Alec Rose’s Il ritorno (he recommends you listen to the whole album); you might also be interested in the soloist’s commentary.
Violinist Sarah Thomas performs and teaches in the Baltimore area and is committed to engaging the community through chamber music in fresh and exciting ways. Enthusiastic about new and old music alike, Sarah performs as a member of the Bergamot Quartet, Chamber Encounters, and other Baltimore-based chamber music ensembles. She brought Dan Trueman’s Songs that are Hard to Sing, which is also available in video form.
Christina Manceor is a percussionist, educator, and arts administrator with diverse musical interests. As a soloist, she is winner of the 2015 PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship, as well as the 2013 Black Swamp Solo Multi-Percussion Competition. Her experience in music education spans almost a decade of private instruction in classical percussion, marching percussion, drumset, and jazz improvisation, and she has regularly taught as drumline staff for the Troy High School Marching Band in Michigan. She brought Elliot Cole’s Hanuman’s Leap; you can read the composer’s commentary in addition to ours!