Recordings by Young Artists Showcase Alumni

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Shuffle Ensemble soprano Ariadne Greif.

This week's show features a New Year’s salute to some recently released albums by musicians who have appeared on Young Artists Showcase. Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital opens with arrangements of traditional tunes from Romania and Wales. We continue with a work by American composer Seymour Barab, performed by the Parnas sisters Madalyn and Cicely. Many years ago, Barab, who passed away in July at the age of 93, composed a piece called "Showcase 1000" to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the Young Artists Showcase.

The Lysander Piano Trio performs programmatic work by Haydn and Turina on their new album. Earlier this year, the Lysanders made their first visit to the Showcase studio. Finally, we shuffled in a few tracks from a recent disc by the Shuffle Ensemble, putting Gershwin, Telemann, Ravel and Piazzolla side-by-side.

Program Details:
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances        
— Avi Avital, mandolin; Potsdam Chamber Academy
Trad. Welsh: Hen Ferchetan
— Avi Avital, mandolin; Catrin finch, harp

Seymour Barab: Partita for Violin and Cello
— Madalyn Parnas, violin; Cicely Parnas, cello

Haydn: Jacob's Dream (finale of Trio in E-flat minor)
Turina: Círculo, Op. 91, At the Window
— Lysander Piano Trio: Itamar Zorman, violin; Michael Katz, cello; Liza Stepanova, piano

Ravel: Mouvement De Menuet from Sonatine No. 2 (arranged by Jonathan Keren)
Gershwin: "Bess You Is My Woman Now" from Porgy and Bess (arranged by Avner Dorman)
Telemann: Adagio from Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and Violin in A Minor
Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio: Fuga (arranged by Noam Sivan)
Robert Muczynski: Introduction and Allegro from Fantasy Trio, Op. 26: IV
— Shuffle Ensemble