ZERO CROSSINGS – JUNE 8, 2015, FEATURING LIVING COMPOSERS FROM ESTONIA

Eesti_FLAGToday’s show featured music by living Estonian composers.

The music aired during the program included:
Helena Tulve – L’ombre derrière toi, from Epifania
Veljo Tormis – Curse upon Iron, performed by The Southern Chorale
Veljo Tormis – Latvian Bourdon Songs: I. Garais Sauciens; II. Rota dziesma; III. Kazu apdziedasanas (Wedding song contest); IV. Seru dziesma (Funeral song); V. Linu Druva (The flax field); VI. Ligo dziesma (Midsummer song), from Baltic Voices 1
Eino Tamberg – Trumpet Concerto, Op. 42, performed by the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Jaan Rääts – Klaviertrio Nr. 6 op 81
Arvo Pärt – Fur Alina; Spiegel im spiegel, from Arvo Pärt: Portrait
Arvo Pärt – Symphony No. 4, “Los Angeles”, performed by LA Philharmonic

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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