Studio Session with Cellist Patrick McGuire

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On last week’s Young Artists Showcase from Juilliard's Paul Hall, cellist Patrick McGuire was presented with the McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. McGuire is chair of the Music and Medicine Initiative at Juilliard and leads workshops at Weill Cornell Medical College on using music for post-traumatic stress disorder.

This past fall, he visited the Young Artists Showcase studio to perform a solo Bach suite. Young Artists Showcase alum and pianist Carlos Avila joined McGuire for improvisations on the traditional Tunisian tune "Samra Ya Samra," and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (after Pulcinella).

Program details:

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D
Tunisian (trad): "Samra Ya Samra"
Igor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne (after Pulcinella), Introduzione; Serenata; Aria, Tarantella
J.S. Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2 in D (ending)
— Patrick McGuire, cello; Carlos Avila, piano. Recorded in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

Excerpt from Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op.157b
— Zodiac Trio preview.