Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
Edvinas Minkstimas, piano and Naoko Takada, marimba
Presented by the National Gallery of Art
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
Front Row Washington offers performances from two recitals at the National Gallery of Art. The first features Lithuanian pianist Edvinas Minkstimas. He received the artist diploma from the Paris Conservatory and a DMA from Juilliard where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He's been a Steinway artist since 2013. His recital was recorded May 14, 2014 by John Conway.
Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 16 in C Major, K.545
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis: Three Preludes on One Theme in B-flat Minor
Franz Liszt: Reminiscences de Robert le diable: Valse infernale (transcription for piano after Meyerbeer)
George Gershwin: Three Preludes
Vince Guaraldi: Selections from Charlie Brown: Linus and Lucy; Ice Skating
In honor of Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival, we'll also hear from Japanese marimbist Naoko Taka, who won first prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Born in Tokyo, Ms. Takada began marimba lessons at age eight and three years later was performing solos with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. A Yamaha artist, Takada received the S&R Foundation's 2006 Washington Award, a prize that supports artists who contribute to cultural understanding between the US and Japan. This recital was recorded March 30, 2014.
Naoko Takada: Improvisations on Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)
J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Anna Bulkina, piano
Presented by the Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
National Chamber Players
Presented by Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA
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