Music from the Hartt School, Part II
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This week, the Showcase returns to The Hartt School in Connecticut, the performing arts conservatory wing of the University of Hartford, for return performances by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and a string quartet called 20/20.
Tonight, we drop in on performances at the Hartt School and at a concert in Glasgow.
First up is the 20/20 String Quartet, a group we met last week that was formed by string players in The Hartt School's Performance 20/20 honor's program. This week we'll hear another in-concert recording of the 20/20 Quartet performing Robert Schumann's third string quartet.
On the second half of the show, Shams performs Tchikovsky's lesser-known Second Piano Concerto with an orchestra from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, recorded live in Glasgow.
Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3
— 20/20 Quartet: Gary Capozziello, Fernando Vizcaino, violin; Gregory Markus, viola; Ignacy Grzelazka, cell. Recorded live at The Hartt School.
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (second movement and finale)
— Mohamed Shams, piano; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Orchestra; David Danzmyr, conductor. Recorded live in Glasgow.